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Azrael: Deaths Dark Knight
3 Issue Mini Series 2009
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Issue 1
Year
May-09
Character
Nightwing
Role
One page
Writer
Fabian Nicieza
Artist
Frazer Irving
Title:
Book One: "Simple Sacrifices"
Story Arc:
Battle for the Cowl:
Gotham Gazette: Batman Dead? --- Batman: Battle for the Cowl #1 --- Azrael: Death's Dark Knight #1 --- Battle for the Cowl: Commissioner Gordon --- Oracle: The Cure #1 --- Batman: Battle for the Cowl #2 --- Battle for the Cowl: Man-Bat --- Oracle: The Cure #2 --- Azrael: Death's Dark Knight #2 --- Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum --- Battle for the Cowl: The Underground --- Battle for the Cowl: The Network --- Azrael: Death's Dark Knight #3 --- Oracle: The Cure #3 --- Secret Six #9 --- Batman: Battle for the Cowl #3 --- Gotham Gazette: Batman Alive?
After:
Batman: Battle for the Cowl #1
Next:
Battle for the Cowl: Commissioner Gordon
Summary:
This is basically an origins story. We learn the background of Michael Lane taking the Azrael suit. Dick appears on one page in the middle speaking to Oracle and speculating on the deaths of cops using a sword. Art does nothing for me.

 


Issue 2
Year
Jun-09
Character
Nightwing
Role
Minor
Writer
Fabian Nicieza
Artist
Frazer Irving
Title:
Book Two: "Give and Take"
Story Arc:
Battle for the Cowl:
See List above
After:
Oracle: The Cure #2
Next:
Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum
Summary:
Lane fights Talia to keep the Suit of Sorrows. Nice exchange between Oracele and Nightwing - very down to Earth showing how comfortable they are with each other. The New Azrael goes to the cave where he and Nightwing come face to face. Story finishes with them about to do battle.

 


Issue 3
Year
Jul-09
Character
Nightwing
Role
Major
Writer
Fabian Nicieza
Artist
Frazer Irving
Title:
Book Three: "Why Ask Why"
Story Arc:
Battle for the Cowl:
See List above
After:
Battle for the Cowl: The Network
Next:
Oracle: The Cure #3
Summary:
Nightwing and Azrael duel. Lane reveals he is not responsible for killing the cops. Nighwing reveals know knows that Lane was the third Batman from Hurt's earlier scheme. He defeats Lane and give im an injection so he forgets his knowlege of the Batteam. Nightwing confronts Talia telling her to allow Lane keep the Suit of Sorrows. When Lane wakes, he is in his own bad and on the back of his door the Suit of Sorrows hangs with a note pinned to it. See below.



Call me sentimental but considering Morrison has Dick describe Bruce as his brother in "Batman and Robin" # 7, I have to say I found this a truly wonderful moment as everything I've believed about Dick and Bruce's relationship is confirmed. Way to go, Nicieza! Interesting thing about this issue is that basically, Dick has 'allowed' this guy to become Azrael and thus I'm assuming he will take things very badly if anything goes wrong. I guess we wait and see.