Azrael ongoing 2003 (issues 96-100)

Issue #96

Cover Date: January 2003
Subtitle: The White Place
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello
Storyline: Azrael went in and brought out a defeated Two-Face with the media watching. Police (and Batman) checked out the scene after the fire was put out. Bruce spoke with Dr. Thompkins while suiting up; he went out to "finish" Azrael. Jean Paul told Senator O'Mara about a cool breeze and white light he saw while rescuing a child from the fire.


Issue #97

Cover Date: February 2003
Subtitle: Angels in Disguise
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello
Storyline: Nicholas Scratch came to O'Mara and his aide and convinced them to let him be the charisma in their operation. They gave him the new all-white Azrael costume and headed to a press conference. Jean Paul was attacked by a man wearing a Santa suit, and was fought off by people thinking he was beating up Santa - he was hit by a truck and knocked unconscious. When he awakened, he found the "real" Santa (who'd had his outfit stolen) and took him to a church to warm up. Batman encountered Scratch as Azrael, but was not fooled.


Issue #98

Cover Date: March 2003
Subtitle: Combat!
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello
Storyline: Jean Paul wandered into Dr. Thompkins' clinic. After a checkup, she referred him to Shondra Kinsolving - the woman who'd healed Bruce's spine injury. He visited Brian and got his original costume back. He called out his father and St. Dumas and defeated their ghosts. Batman arrived for his next battle.


Issue #99

Cover Date: April 2003
Subtitle: Lost & Found
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello
Storyline: Azrael defeated Batman and took his unconscious body to Dr. Thompkins. After he recouped, he went out again. She took Jean Paul to Shondra Kinsolving while Nicholas Scratch gave a speech as Azrael. As they left the facility, they were attacked.


Issue #100

Cover Date: May 2003
Subtitle: Full Cycle!
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Sergio Cariello
Storyline: Nightwing fought off their attackers - he and Batgirl had been sent by Batman to watch over them. Scratch (as Azrael) made another speech, which Jean Paul saw. Lilhy gave Biis the means to kill Azrael: special bullets and a location / time. After Jean Paul put on his costume, he promised Leslie he never would again. As he went after Scratch, Biis attacked him; the combatants fell from a high-rise balcony. Batman took down Scratch. Biis, though badly injured, survived. Jean Paul's costume (ridden with bullet holes) was found, but his body was not recovered.


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