Azrael ongoing 1998 (issues 37-47)

Azrael 37

Cover Date: January 1998
Subtitle: Battle with a Bird: Angel and the Bane part two
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Bane broke Bird out of jail. Jean Paul left Lilhy on her plane and hopped on one to Florida. Oracle updated him with what was going on with Bane. Bane employed a chemist to whip him up some new Venom. He shot Bird full of it and sent him for Azrael. Azrael defeated him; Bane made his presence known.


Azrael 38

Cover Date: February 1998
Subtitle: The Meeting
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Bane defeated Azrael. He took him and Nomoz on his boat to Santa Prisca. He injected Azrael with Venom and demonstrated it to a general planning to take over Santa Prisca.


Azrael 39

Cover Date: March 1998
Subtitle: Finally, to Vanquish - the Angel and the Bane finale
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Azrael escaped with Nomoz after defeating the general's men. After he defeated his craving for Venom, he went back for Bane so Batman wouldn't see him as a failure. He defeated him psychologically, telling him he was pumped up on Venom, offering the drug to his enemy. He caught Bane off-guard and brought him down.


Azrael 40

Cover Date: April 1998
Subtitle: Hour of the Quake (Cataclysm part four)
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: (continued from Batman 553)
Azrael and Nomoz arrived in Gotham City by helicopter to deliver Bane to the GCPD. The quake hit, setting Bane loose. Azrael tracked and captured him after he killed two civilians in a bank.
(continued in Detective 720)


Azrael 41

Cover Date: May 1998
Subtitle: The Angel and the Buccaneers
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: After being unable to save a child from wreckage during the quake, Jean Paul left Gotham City. Aboard a ship, a storm hit. Azrael dreamed he battled a pirate.


Azrael 42

Cover Date: June 1998
Subtitle: Welcome to Eden
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Mechanical problems caused the ship Jean Paul was aboard to dock at a tropical island. He and the other passengers were drugged by a local woman. An unknown amount of time passed before Jean Paul could break the spell. Azrael strong-armed them into letting the passengers go, though some chose to stay.


Azrael 43

Cover Date: July 1998
Subtitle: Homecoming
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Jean Paul returned home. Luc was holding Lilhy and Brian captive while she translated St. Dumas texts for him. Jean Paul was captured outside the hacienda walls and enslaved. He was able to get to his outfit and take down Luc's men. Luc himself disappeared, along with Lilhy.


Azrael 44

Cover Date: August 1998
Subtitle: Angel and the Beast: The Crash
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Lilhy was actually chasing Luc on horseback as two DEA agents watched from afar. Azrael began chasing them, thinking Lilhy was in danger. One of the agents, a rogue, shot the other and took Lilhy and Luc aboard a plane. After they were unresponsive to orders, they were shot down by a military helicopter. Azrael rescued them.


Azrael 45

Cover Date: September 1998
Subtitle: Angel and the Beast: Deathstroke!
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Azrael and company neared a fenced compound in the jungle. Deathstroke was hired to kill a beast man by its parents. He found his target battling with Azrael. When Azrael declined to let Deathstroke have the mutant, Calibax escaped.


Azrael 46

Cover Date: October 1998
Subtitle: Guardian Angel
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Deathstroke returned his fee to Calibax's parents and told them he was headed towards Gotham City. Azrael and Brian readied to follow him there; Lilhy asked Jean Paul to help her rebuild the Order of St. Dumas. He refused and headed out after Calibax. They captured him in a destroyed mall in GC.


Azrael 47

Cover Date: December 1998
Subtitle: A Man of Wealth and Taste
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Batman asked Azrael to go to Washington DC to guard Senator Halivan - one of Gotham City's few supporters. Oracle updated Azrael on the senator's itinerary - he'd be speaking at a Nicholas Scratch concert. Scratch, arguably one of the biggest celebrities on the planet, planned to kill the senator. Azrael saved him from an ambush, but Scratch killed him in his dressing room after the show.


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