Azrael. Batman. The demon Biis their three-way conflict ends in a fiery cataclysm beneath an oil refinery in the Southwestern USA. What emerges are two new allies, separated by a shadow of violence, bound by a shared secret the identity of the man behind the Dark Knight's mask! The conclusion to this miniseries leads into Batman (1940) #488.
It will prove to be one of Batman's most challenging adventures as a new hero joins the Dark Knight's continuing cast of characters in BATMAN: SWORD OF AZRAEL. Azrael is the enforcer for the secret Order of Saint Dumas, a society whose existence dates back to the time of the Crusades. When this bullet-riddled angel of death crashes into the midst of a Gotham City parade, Batman is drawn into the mystery of Azrael, launching them on a quest that leads both Batman and the young Azrael to Europe where they separately investigate the systematic slaying of the members of the Order of Saint Dumas.