It's the end for AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT. But what does the future hold for Jean-Paul Valley-Azrael-and the legacy of the Angel of Redemption? The clock has been ticking for our hero since he contracted his mysterious malady but will a possible cure be worse than the disease?
Believing St. Dumas has given him a sacred task, the increasingly unstable Azrael ratchets up the intensity of his war on crime all the while claiming to be Batman! More volatile than ever, Jean-Paul's metahuman-level strength might be enough for him to vanquish normal criminals, but this issue sees the return of an old foe who's anything but normal.
Feats of strength once beyond him have become easy for Jean-Paul Valley. Now a strange new demeanor has overtaken the erstwhile angel, turning him against his closest confidante, and causing him to retake the mantle of the Bat. Has too much power corrupted Jean-Paul? Or is that the least of his problems?
Oracle has information about Azrael's mysteriously increased strength-information that will change his life forever-but she can't locate him. Unbeknownst to her, Jean-Paul is in a fight for his life with a vengeance-crazed metahuman. Will Nightwing be able to find Azrael before the fight is finished?
A new villain makes his debut as Azrael makes a startling discovery! When a crazed former soldier begins brutally executing policemen and other members of "the establishment" he deems evil, only Azrael stands a chance of stopping the rampage. But the results of their encounter have startling repercussions for both men.
The "Agent of the Bat" faces a madman with a bat when he runs afoul of a homicidal athlete seeking revenge on those who taunted him throughout his career. Will Azrael choke when faced with a foe with metahuman strength? Or are other forces at work that will change Jean-Paul's life forever?
When a long-forgotten movie serial inspires a rash of grave robberies, only Azrael can get to the bottom of the crimes. Why is this movie so important to the criminals? And who is the secret mastermind behind their ghoulish deeds? Learn the shocking answer in "The Amazing Adventures of Captain Death!"
A murder in a neighboring town leads the Avenging Angel to investigate, only to find that the man responsible is a foe unlike any Azrael has ever faced. How will Azrael fare against the mysterious and toxic Mr. Prymm-especially since the gigantic villain is somehow unaffected by Jean-Paul's newest weapon, the "Angel's Wrath!"
When a small town is victimized by a gang of ruthless murderers, only a mysterious stranger can stop them and justice comes in the form of Azrael. But how will Jean-Paul Valley's unorthodox new approach to peacekeeping work against a vengeful ex-con with a deeply personal mission? Plus, Batman helps Azrael establish a permanent headquarters!
Batman and two Azraels collide! The new Azrael has come to Gotham City for a showdown with Sister Lilhi, but he's about to face opposition from two unexpected adversaries: Batman and the true Azrael, Jean-Paul Valley. But without the costume that gives him his strength, will Jean-Paul be of any use at all against his murderous successor?
Batman confronts Azrael in Part 1 of a powerful 3-part story! The deadly new Azrael has come to Gotham City, with Jean-Paul Valley close behind. Batman fears that Jean-Paul may have returned to his murderous ways, but can Jean-Paul prove otherwise before another innocent victim falls?
Part 3 of the 3-part 'Prophet.' The confrontation between Jean-Paul Valley and a foe wearing his old costume continues! In Gotham City, Batman and Oracle begin to worry that Azrael has once again become a vengeful killing machine while, in a desert thousands of miles away, Jean-Paul struggles to free the new Azrael from his brainwashed state.
Part 2 of the 3-part 'Prophet.' Jean- Paul's mission to the desert takes a grisly turn as he begins to learn the secrets of the strange new Azrael! Stripped of his powers, will the 'Agent of the Bat' be able to thwart the other Azrael-who wears Jean-Paul's former costume with all his abilities intact? And what role does Leslie Thompkins's brother play in all this?
Part 1 of the 3-part 'Prophet.' Azrael is sent back into the desert on a personal mission for Dr. Thompkins: find her brother and bring him back from the mysterious cult he may have joined! But is Leslie's brother the renegade cult's leader, Jeremiah? Plus, Lilhi's new Azrael returns!
Lilhi's back! And she's tearing up Gotham with Azrael by her side! In light of his recent problems as a murder suspect, Jean-Paul does not need this now. But there's even more tumult in store as Azrael finds out that his mother-long believed to be deceased-may still be alive! Look for Azrael in BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #5.
The Huntress guest-stars in the midst of Gotham City's rebirth! A cold and heartless cult called the Quakists has sprung up in the former "No Man's Land," and Azrael and the Huntress come fist-to-face with the practitioners of some of the group's more radical ideas! Plus, Nicholas Scratch turns up to give Azrael just what he thinks he deserves: an apology!
The Angel of Vengeance finds a friend dying in the hospital, and the only way to help him is to track down his father. There's just one problem: the dying man's father has been marked for death by Tommy Monaghan -- Hitman! Can Azrael prevent the kill that never fails?
Having destroyed the Order of St. Dumas, Jean-Paul now searches for the elusive Gray Abbot, the man responsible for creating the Azraels. Using the resources of the Order, Lilhy finds their quarry -- in Arkham Asylum! But as Azrael attempts to break out the mad scientist, the inmates make certain that the Avenging Angel's plans go awry!