Azrael ongoing 2010 (issues 2-13)

Issue #2

Cover Date: January 2010
Subtitle: Ghost in the Light
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Artists(s): Ramon Bachs, John Stanisci
Storyline: Huntress trailed the White Ghost, but lost him. Oracle continued to monitor Talia's apartment.
Azrael was given a challenge by him - two kidnap victims were strung up from skyscrapers in Gotham City. He was to save one. While his people were gathering intel, Azrael instead fought the White Ghost. He then gave his foe a test - he should also not allow an innocent to die. White Ghost saved one; Azrael the other. Azrael sent him on his way informing him to tell his boss they'd both failed his first test.


Issue #3

Cover Date: February 2010
Subtitle: A Single Grain of Sand
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Artists(s): Ramon Bachs, John Stanisci
Storyline: Azrael had to take down one of his old Army buddies who'd become a serial killer stemming from a mission they'd taken into Iran.


Issue #4

Cover Date: March 2010
Subtitle: Blood Simple
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Artists(s): Ramon Bachs, John Stanisci
Storyline: Batman and Robin stopped a sacrifice by the Crime Cult and recovered a stash of weapons. One was used to kill Michael Lane's wife and brother. Azrael confronted his sister-in-law, who stabbed herself with his swords and revealed the truth - she'd killed them, but was being controlled by the cult.


Issue #5

Cover Date: April 2010
Subtitle: Seams Undone
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Artists(s): Ramon Bachs, John Stanisci
Storyline: Azrael found himself taking on some elite Palestinians who were attempting to nab a suspect in a bombing. He later encountered Ragman - the suspect was the bomber's brother and knew nothing of his whereabouts.


Issue #6

Cover Date: May 2010
Subtitle: Unspoken
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Artists(s): Ramon Bachs, John Stanisci
Storyline: Michael continued reading texts written by and of previous Azraels. He believed he broke a code and translated it to: "kill them before they kill you."


Issue #7

Cover Date: June 2010
Subtitle: Slow Death
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Artists(s): Ramon Bachs, John Stanisci
Storyline: Michael's new case worker believes he is fit to return to duty with the GCPD, but she turned out to be working for his employers. Charges against his sister-in-law, Jenny, were not pressed.
Azrael took down a pair of masked kidnappers and saved the boy they'd taken.


Issue #8

Cover Date: July 2010
Subtitle: Let Him Who is Without Sin part one
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Artists(s): Ramon Bachs, John Stanisci
Storyline: Azrael is sent to Paris to track down the deadly sins, still intending to bring forth the eighth in his body. The eighth being Faith.


Issue #9

Cover Date: August 2010
Subtitle: Let Him Who is Without Sin part two
Writer(s): Fabian Nicieza
Artists(s): Ramon Bachs, John Stanisci
Storyline: Azrael willingly allowed himself to embody the sin of Faith. The White Ghost burst in and attempted to stop the ceremony, but he was overpowered. He awakened on a plane with a member of the Order of Purity. Azrael had been sent to kill the Pope. The White Ghost stopped him and helped him track and kill other embodied sins until they found his rightful helmet.


Issue #10

Cover Date: September 2010
Subtitle: The Killer of Saints
Writer(s): David Hine
Artists(s): Guillem March
Storyline: Azrael watched as a mobster gunned down three associates, then swooped down to end their killer.
The Order told him of two recent murders - the victims knew an Order secret and were killed in the same means as saints. They were too late getting to the third, and the Crusader attacked Azrael with holy water.


Issue #11

Cover Date: October 2010
Subtitle: The Killer of Saints part two: The Poison Tongue
Writer(s): David Hine
Artists(s): Guillem March
Storyline: The Crusader spared Azrael and Father Day. Day came clean - the Crusader was after the Shroud of Turin - the original - which had been secreted away by the Order of Purity. It could prove Christ was alive when taken from the cross, therefor no resurrection. They headed to the final battle.


Issue #12

Cover Date: November 2010
Subtitle: The Killer of Saints part three: Heart of Fire, Heart of Ice
Writer(s): David Hine
Artists(s): Guillem March
Storyline: Azrael was introduced to Father Grieve, the keeper of the Shroud and a copy of the Book of True Revelation. Grieve told Azrael the Order of Purity believed in two gods, one for each of his swords. The Crusader arrived and they did battle as the Book prophesied - until the book was complete. Once it ended, the future was up to them.


Issue #13

Cover Date: December 2010
Subtitle: The Killer of Saints part four: The Soul Stripped Bare
Writer(s): David Hine
Artists(s): Guillem March
Storyline: Father Grieve was flayed. Azrael allowed the Crusader to be tested - he failed. Azrael was the true warrior of God. The Crusader fled. Grieve told Michael that he was a descendant of Christ.


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