Azrael

 AZRA   (DC, 1995–2003)

™ and ©1995 DC Comics, Inc.
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #47 on

In 1992, the editors of DC were already planning the 71-part Knightfall saga which would result in Bruce Wayne being crippled, replaced, then eventually returned to the role of Batman. To pull it off, they needed a character who would fill in as Batman, before being driven over the edge and requiring Wayne to wrest the mantle of Batman from him. That character was to be John Paul Valley—Azrael.

Valley was an unassuming computer science student whose father had been the latest in a line of holy assassins for the secret Order of Saint Dumas. The Order’s assassin was called Azrael—the angel of death—and had passed its role from father to son for generations. Unwittingly, Jean Paul had already been trained to assume the role through a subconscious sort of training called “the System.” When his father died, the shy computer scientist suddenly discovered within himself a knowledge of advanced martial techniques—and a violent destiny as the new Azrael.

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#1

  2/1/1995
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1st appearance of Brian BryanDenny O’NeilBarry Kitson

#2

  3/1/1995
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 Denny O’NeilBarry Kitson

#3

  4/1/1995
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 Denny O’NeilBarry Kitson

#4

  5/1/1995
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Sister Lilhy joins castDenny O’NeilBarry Kitson

#5

  6/1/1995
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 Denny O’NeilBarry Kitson

#6

  7/1/1995
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#7

  8/1/1995
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#8

  9/1/1995
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 Denny O’NeilBarry Kitson, Scot Eaton

#9

  10/1/1995
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#10

  11/1/1995
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Underworld UnleashedDenny O’NeilBarry Kitson

#11

  12/1/1995
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#12

  1/1/1996
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 Denny O’NeilBarry Kitson

#13

  2/1/1996
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#14

  3/1/1996
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#15

  3/1/1996
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Part 4 on cover; Marked as Contagion; Continued from Catwoman (2nd Series) #31; Continued in Batman #529Denny O’NeilBarry Kitson

#15 (2nd printing)

  3/1/1996
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#16

  4/1/1996
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Continued from Catwoman (2nd Series) #32; Continued in Robin #28Denny O’NeilBarry Kitson

#16 (2nd printing)

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 Denny O’NeilBarry Kitson

#20

  8/1/1996
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 Denny O’NeilTom Grindberg

#20 (2nd printing)

  8/1/1996
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2nd printing; DC Universe logo in UPC boxDenny O’NeilTom Grindberg

#21

  9/1/1996
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Nomoz joins castDenny O’NeilBarry Kitson

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 Denny O’NeilBarry Kitson

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 Denny O’NeilBarry Kitson

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  12/1/1996
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 Denny O’NeilBarry Kitson

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  1/1/1997
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 Denny O’NeilBarry Kitson

#27

  3/1/1997
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Azrael goes soloDenny O’NeilBarry Kitson

#28

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#29

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 Denny O’NeilDoug Braithwaite

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 Denny O’NeilDoug Braithwaite

#31

  7/1/1997
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 Denny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#32

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 Denny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#33

  9/1/1997
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#34

  10/1/1997
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Versus Parademons; GenesisDenny O’NeilVince Giarrano

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  11/1/1997
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Face coverDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

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Versus BaneDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

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Versus BaneDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

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Versus BaneDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#40

  4/1/1998
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Versus Bane; Continues in Detective Comics #720Denny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#41

  5/1/1998
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 Denny O’NeilRon Wagner

#42

  6/1/1998
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  7/1/1998
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  8/1/1998
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#45

  9/1/1998
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Versus DeathstrokeDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#46

  10/1/1998
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#47

  12/1/1998
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Title changes to Azrael: Agent of the Bat; 1st appearance of Nicholas Scratch; Death of Senator Halivan; Road to No Man’s Land; Flipbook with Batman: Shadow of the Bat #80 (true title); Extra-Sized flipbookDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#48

  1/1/1999
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Versus Nicholas Scratch; Road to No Man’s LandDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#49

  2/1/1999
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Road to No Man’s LandDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

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No Man’s Land; New costumeDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

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No Man’s LandDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#52

  5/1/1999
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No Man’s LandDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#53

  6/1/1999
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Versus Joker; No Man’s LandDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#54

  7/1/1999
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No Man’s LandDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#55

  8/1/1999
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No Man’s LandDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#56

  9/1/1999
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No Man’s LandDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#57

  10/1/1999
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No Man’s LandDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#58

  11/1/1999
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No Man’s Land; Day of JudgmentDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#59

  12/1/1999
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No Man’s LandDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#60

  1/1/2000
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No Man’s LandDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#61

  2/1/2000
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#62

  3/1/2000
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Brian Bryan rejoins castDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#63

  4/1/2000
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’bat books’ cover symbol begins; Old costumeDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#64

  5/1/2000
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Old costumeDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#65

  6/1/2000
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Old costumeDenny O’NeilRoger Robinson

#66

  7/1/2000
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#67

  8/1/2000
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#68

  9/1/2000
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#69

  10/1/2000
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#70

  11/1/2000
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#71

  12/1/2000
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#72

  1/1/2001
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#73

  2/1/2001
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#74

  3/1/2001
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#75

  4/1/2001
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Giant-sizeDenny O’NeilSergio Cariello

#76

  5/1/2001
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Azrael relocates to Ossaville; Harold joins castDenny O’NeilSergio Cariello

#77

  6/1/2001
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#78

  7/1/2001
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#79

  8/1/2001
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#80

  9/1/2001
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  10/1/2001
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#82

  11/1/2001
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#83

  12/1/2001
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Joker: Last Laugh crossoverDenny O’NeilSergio Cariello

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  1/1/2002
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#89

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  7/1/2002
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Nightwing appearancDenny O’NeilSergio Cariello

#91

  8/1/2002
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Continued from Batman: Gotham Knights #30 & into Detective Comics #772Denny O’NeilSergio Cariello

#92

  9/1/2002
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Lilhy joins castDenny O’NeilSergio Cariello

#93

  10/1/2002
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#94

  11/1/2002
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#95

  12/1/2002
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#96

  1/1/2003
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Versus Two-Face; Includes preview of Gotham Central #1Denny O’NeilSergio Cariello

#97

  2/1/2003
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New bat cover logoDenny O’NeilSergio Cariello
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