Azrael, the hero who took over for Batman when Bane broke the Darkish Knight’s again, goes to headline his personal collection in Sword of AzraelNewsarama revealed the artistic crew of author Dan Watters and artist Nikola Čižmešija are reuniting for Sword of Azrael in August, a six-issue miniseries that follows the occasions of Watters and Čižmešija’s “Sword of Azrael: Darkish Knight of the Soul” three-part story in Batman: Urban Legends #8-10. 

The brand new DC collection picks up with Jean-Paul Valley formally retired from being Azrael. Valley has sequestered himself in a European monastery, however is pulled again into responsibility as Azrael when a girl reveals as much as the monastery with the identical System situation that turned him into the violent vigilante. Created by Denny O’Neil and Joe Quesada, Jean-Paul Valley debuted in 1992’s Batman: Sword of Azrael #1. When Bane broke Bruce Wayne’s again, Jean-Paul Valley was chosen to hold the Batman mantle within the standard ’90s occasion “Knightfall.”

DC can also be re-releasing the Batman: City Legends story “Sword of Azrael: Darkish Knight of the Soul” as a set on the identical day Sword of Azrael goes on sale. The 40-page Sword of Azrael: Darkish Knight of the Soul one-shot comes from Watters and Čižmešija with a canopy by Čižmešija and a variant cowl by Juni Ba. 

“The Angel of St. Dumas’s religion is challenged!” the outline for Sword of Azrael: Darkish Knight of the Soul #1 reads. “Azrael has returned to Gotham Metropolis after a very long time away, not sure of his objective and having his religion continuously challenged by demonic developments within the metropolis. The arrival of the brand new antagonist the Poor Fellow will change Azrael’s future endlessly.”

DC’s description of Sword of Azrael #1 reads: “The warrior angel of St. Dumas returns! Jean-Paul Valley doesn’t wish to be Azrael ever once more. All it has introduced him is ache, violence, and distress. He has sequestered himself away at a monastery in Europe to search out peace. However when a younger lady who claims to have the identical System programming that made Jean-Paul into Azrael arrives on the monastery, he will not have a selection however to don his violent mantle of Azrael as soon as extra to guard her from the lethal assassins who want her hurt.”

Sword of Azrael #1 and Sword of Azrael: Darkish Knight of the Soul #1 each go on sale August 2nd. Sword of Azrael #1 includes a important cowl by Čižmešija and variant covers by Josh Middleton, Claire Roe, and Quesada and Tomeu Morey.

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