Azrael ongoing 2002 (issues 84-95)

Issue #84

Cover Date: January 2002
Subtitle: Wahoo!
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello, James Pascoe
Storyline: Oracle warned Azrael of a freak coming his way- he was masquerading as a dead baseball player killing men with a bat. Azrael declined, but took the case after she told him he might be a metahuman. Azrael defeated the man and gloated at beating a meta.


Issue #85

Cover Date: February 2002
Subtitle: The Sentinel
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello, James Pascoe
Storyline: An ex-Navy Seal with a beef against the US government stole a helicopter after shooting up two police stations. Azrael found him but two cops intervened and the man, calling himself the Spartan, escaped. On of the cops attempted to shoot the helicopter down with a rocket launcher. He missed and hit a rock-climbing range. The Spartan stopped to help an injured lady; they were both saved by Azrael. Afterwards, the Spartan agreed to let Azrael take him in.


Issue #86

Cover Date: March 2002
Subtitle: Rescues
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello, James Pascoe
Storyline: The cop holding the Spartan planned to set up an "escape" so he could kill him. After killing two other officers who tried to stop him, the man opened the Spartan's cell. Azrael burst in and saved him.


Issue #87

Cover Date: April 2002
Subtitle: Kenny
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello, James Pascoe
Storyline: The Spartan accompanied Jean Paul to a gym, where the usually docile young man cleared 600lbs with one hand. He left the Spartan with Lilhy while he visited Oracle. They went to Dr. Thompkins for a check up. She realized his metabolism was crazy and ordered more tests. Lilhy agreed to get the Spartan out of the country for him. In return, she sent him to pick up a man with a metagene.


Issue #88

Cover Date: May 2002
Subtitle: Lost and Found
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello, James Pascoe
Storyline: The man and his huge brother (both metahumans) took Jean Paul down. Dr. Tompkins told Barbara she got his test results back - he was in bad shape and should be dead. Oracle contacted Nightwing, who learned Jean Paul's whereabouts from Lilhy. The brothers had pushed his car into a river with him in it. Nightwing arrived and they attacked him.


Issue #89

Cover Date: June 2002
Subtitle: Sibling Rivalry
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello, James Pascoe
Storyline: Nightwing fended off the brothers until Jean Paul showed up. Together, they took down the metahumans. Jean Paul agreed to see Dr. Thompkins after delivering them to Lilhy.


Issue #90

Cover Date: July 2002
Subtitle: Denial
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello, James Pascoe
Storyline: Jean Paul delivered the two men to Lilhy. After speaking with Oracle, Nightwing went to look for the AWOL Azrael. He found him at Lilhy's and took him to Dr. Thompkins. Jean Paul was angered at her diagnosis and stormed away. He went to Wayne Manor, and the cave below. Inside, he got into his old AzBat costume, stole a motorcycle, knocked Alfred around, and left. He took down a man holding up a gas station and claimed to be the "real Batman."
(continued in Gotham Knights 30)


Issue #91

Cover Date: August 2002
Subtitle: Confession (Bruce Wayne: Fugitive part 15)
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello, James Pascoe
Storyline: (continued from Gotham Knights 30)
AzBat evaded Batman, Nightwing, and Robin. He stole some explosives from a construction site and disappeared. St. Dumas ordered him to place the explosives in his home - the murderer had given it to him. Jean Paul awakened confused to be in the old costume. Batman arrived; they fought until the explosions started.


Issue #92

Cover Date: September 2002
Subtitle: New Boss
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello, James Pascoe
Storyline: Batman and Azrael made it to safety, but Azrael went back in for Harold. He was rescued. St. Dumas ordered Azrael to rebuild his Order and to make Lilhy a servant again. Azrael took down two cops trying to help him form the wreckage. After Lilhy refused to serve him, he trashed her place.


Issue #93

Cover Date: October 2002
Subtitle: Reordered
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello
Storyline: Lilhy poisoned Jean Paul. When she realized he was not dead, she ran. After he attacked a reported drug smuggler, Oracle spoke with Nightwing about him. Lilhy found LeHah - the Demon Biis - and put him on Azrael's trail. St. Dumas ordered Jean Paul to no longer refer to himself as Batman.


Issue #94

Cover Date: November 2002
Subtitle: Endgame
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello, James Pascoe
Storyline: Azrael met the BatSquad at the Clocktower and warned them to stay out of his way. Senator O'Mara sent Azrael to Santa Prisca to rescue a friend being held hostage. He completed the task with perfect easy and returned them to the States. Back home, the Senator heralded him as a hero and savior. He returned home and was attacked by Biis.


Issue #95

Cover Date: December 2002
Subtitle: the Azraelites!
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello
Storyline: Jean Paul, without his costume, defeated Biis and made him kneel down at his feet. Jean Paul forced Lilhy out. Senator O'Mara sent Azrael after Two-Face, with a huge crowd of his "followers" joining the chase.


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