While performing a routine repair on the exterior of the JLA satellite, a space-suited Batman is zapped unconscious by a short circuit which in turn causes the satellite to start venting air. Hawkman calls for the other league members to teleport up in order to assist.
Once repairs have been made they turn their attention to retrieving the unconscious Batman but are astonished when his radar image disappears. They take out a shuttle to find him but fly through a force field to discover a huge alien spaceship hidden inside.
They initially come under attack from the ship’s automated defences but finally are greeted by a robot who explains that they ship’s captain, Ursak had been an explorer but had been injured by the natives when he had landed on a primitive planet and had put himself into status, waiting for his people to answer his distress signal.
The robot goes on to explain that Ursak had now been attended to but the league members are horrified to see that the machines have mistaken Batman for the captain and transformed him into a crazed monster. The JLA members end up fighting Batman before Hawkman manages to knock him out so they can return him to normal.
They then send the ship on its way again after having discovered it has been waiting for help for almost 200,000 years in the wrong place!