Azrael ongoing 2000 (issues 60-71)

Issue #60

Cover Date: January 2000
Subtitle: Evacuation (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Azrael and Batgirl went into Joker's territory to evacuate all the civilians. They ran into some of his gang, but made short work of them. After they thought they had everyone out, they heard of another child still left. The girl had been captured by Joker. They walked right up to Joker, thinking he was a henchman dressed as his boss, and got the girl to safety.


Issue #61

Cover Date: February 2000
Subtitle: Presents of Mind (part of No Man's Land)
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Batgirl and Azrael reported back to Oracle. She had them start looking for the infants that Joker had allegedly began capturing. She also introduced them to Christmas. At Camp Lex, they found dolls decorating a Christmas tree wired with explosives. It exploded, but Azrael was able to keep Batgirl and Mercy safe from the blast. He was taken to Dr. Thompkins' clinic, where he recovered.


Issue #62

Cover Date: March 2000
Subtitle: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Jean Paul wandered around New Gotham in the snow and happened upon some men beating a "DeeZee." Without the help of Azrael, Jean Paul was also victimized. When the attackers left, he realized the other man was his old friend, Dr. Brian Bryan. Neither with direction, they went to Dr. Leslie Thompkins, who offered to help them start up a clinic. Batman appeared - he'd purchased an abandoned church for them and requested that Azrael not retire fully. The men who'd attacked them followed Brian back into the church. Azrael scared them off.


Issue #63

Cover Date: April 2000
Subtitle: The Quakists
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Brian brought in his new patient, Nick Scratch. Jean Paul attacked him. Brian was able to break them up; Scratch knew Jean Paul was Azrael. Brian was convinced that Scratch was reforming. He wasn't. That night, Azrael ran into Huntress. Together, they stopped a mob of angry "quakies." When he returned home, Scratch gave Azrael some tea that knocked him out. When Jean Paul and Brian awakened, Harold was there helping out. The Quakies, secretly headed by Scratch, attacked the church. Jean Paul got in costume, but it wasn't his new one - Scratch had switched it with a replica of his original garb. A man was killed in the ruckus.


Issue #64

Cover Date: May 2000
Subtitle: Fugitive
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Azrael attacked Huntress when she asked him to call Batman. With her down, he left. At the Clock Tower, he once again faced off against Huntress. Police arrived during their fight; each escaped. Huntress spoke with Oracle. She called Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Azrael didn't take Leslie's advice. Batman showed up at the Clock Tower and told Huntress to go home.


Issue #65

Cover Date: June 2000
Subtitle: The Witness
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Batman questioned Brian Bryan. Harold "scratched" a table. Batman learned that Brian and Jean Paul had been drugged - Nick Scratch had killed the man. Azrael decided he was a killer - that's what he was born to be. He found Scratch and almost killed him, but was unable to finish the job. Back at the church, Batman and Harold cleared Jean Paul. He went to Dr. Thompkins and burned his costume. The police found the body of a junkie that had attacked Jean Paul.


Issue #66

Cover Date: July 2000
Subtitle: New Order
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: A month after Jean Paul burned his Azrael costume, Dr. Leslie Thompkins and Brian Bryan gave him a birthday celebration. Lilhy, after finding a sect of the Order of St. Dumas in Asia, returned to Gotham City with a new Azrael. Batman told Jean Paul that his mother may have survived the Order.


Issue #67

Cover Date: August 2000
Subtitle: Maternal Instinct
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Oracle spoke with Jean Paul and Batman about what she'd found in the book (lost by Lilhy) - the last egg donor was set free by an dissenter of the Order. Lilhy and her Azrael killed two Gotham City policemen while looking for her book. Jean Paul bade Bryan farewell and apologized for not being able to be there when their clinic opened. He boarded a chartered jet to search out his mother. The new Azrael snuck aboard the plane and killed the two pilots in flight. Neither survivor (Azrael and Jean Paul) able to fly, they crashed into the desert.


Issue #68

Cover Date: September 2000
Subtitle: Mirage
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Roger Robinson, James Pascoe
Storyline: Crawling out of the burning plane, Jean Paul was greeted by Nomoz. The could not rescue the Azrael before the plane exploded. They were soon captured by a mercenary army located near the former home of the Order of St. Dumas. Their leader, General McGog, took them out to be executed, but the other Azrael attacked. Jean Paul got into costume and offered the man friendship. When he refused, Jean Paul beat him down. A woman who could have been Jean Paul's mother was killed in the shootout.


Issue #69

Cover Date: October 2000
Subtitle: The Pursuit
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello, James Pascoe
Storyline: Azrael (Jean Paul) had to defeat the other Azrael a second time. Nomoz got him out of his costume so he'd be less inclined to attack again. After burying the woman, the two Azraels, Nomoz, and General McGog headed toward the Order of St. Dumas' former home. Working together, the two Azraels defeated a team of McGog's men, who were trying to rescue their leader. After the battle, Azrael disappeared. Nomoz flew them (in their captured helicopter) to civilization, where McGog was set free.


Issue #70

Cover Date: November 2000
Subtitle: Cry for Atonement
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello, James Pascoe
Storyline: Dr. Leslie Thompkins asked Jean Paul if he (not Azrael) could find her brother, a missionary missing in the desert that he'd just returned from. Jean Paul located General Magog and learned that the other Azrael was loose - he'd attacked three of Magog's men. It was believed that another man was helping him. Jean Paul was given a driver and a Jeep. En route to their destination, they struck a land mine.


Issue #71

Cover Date: December 2000
Subtitle: Brothers
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello, James Pascoe
Storyline: Jean Paul and his driver awakened tied up. The Azrael and his new keeper killed some men who were buying medical supplies from them. Jean Paul soon realized his captor was Jeremiah Thompkins. Azrael killed the driver and pursued Jean Paul.


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