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Zauriel Makes His New 52 Debut

The Winged Warrior is making his way back to the DCU.

Zauriel was a tough character. The former angelic warrior from Heaven came to Earth and even became a member of the Justice League of America and Shadowpact. Created by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar, many have been wondering what his fate or place in the New 52 would be. Now we have an answer.

DC has just revealed a character sketch by Mikel Janin.

Zauriel will be appearing in PHANTOM STRANGER. It turns out they've been connected for centuries for some reason. Phantom Stranger has recently journeyed to Hell in order to save the souls of his wife and kids. In issue #10, his quest takes him to Heaven where he'll meet up with Zauriel. We'll have to wait to see how that goes.

Source: DC Comics

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Posted by Veshark

The poor man's KatarZauriel is back! I actually quite liked this guy in the little I read of him in JLA. He seemed charismatic and kinda fun, and had all these one-liners:

"I haven't slept since the dawn of creation. I didn't want to miss any more dawns that good."

"You're far from the Silver City, angel." "I prefer the noise and pollution here." - Zauriel, in response to Daniel of the Endless.

Still, not impressed with the re-design. Much like most of the nu-52 looks, it's just messy and jarring. And did they really have to get rid of the one costume aspect that works the best - his helmet? Zauriel's second look was much better:

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@zeeguy91 said:

@teerack said:

He was a throw away character.

Even if that were true, its my opinion that the "throw away characters," or second-string characters, as I call them, are really what build a universe. Their presence really adds dimension to the universe. It lets you know that there are more characters in this world than just the big guns. Anyway, I always like Zauriel and I'm glad to see that he's back.

I think he was reffering to the fact that he literally is (well, was) a throw away character, Morrison wanted to use Hawkman in his JLA run but editors didn't let him being that the character was so convoluted (and I think this was back when the whole "Hawk Avatar" thing recently happened, so... yeah...), so he created Zauriel.

But how the character was created is meaningless to his/her value, I mean, Ralph Dibny is also a throw away character, given his creator created him without knowing that DC owned the rights to Plastic Man, but he's still an awesome character, same thing goes to Zauriel.

Ralph isnt really a throwaway though. Its true that his creator didnt know DC had Plastic Man already, but he said that was only the reason why Ralph wasn't called Plastic Man. its reasonable to assume that had things gone differently, Ralph would have been one of the "Silver Age Reboots" like Hal,Barry,Katar,Ray etc.

Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt

@veshark said:

The poor man's KatarZauriel is back! I actually quite liked this guy in the little I read of him in JLA. He seemed charismatic and kinda fun, and had all these one-liners:

"I haven't slept since the dawn of creation. I didn't want to miss any more dawns that good."

"You're far from the Silver City, angel." "I prefer the noise and pollution here." - Zauriel, in response to Daniel of the Endless.

Still, not impressed with the re-design. Much like most of the nu-52 looks, it's just messy and jarring. And did they really have to get rid of the one costume aspect that works the best - his helmet? Zauriel's second look was much better:

they probably got rid of it to distinguish him from the Hawks. i liked all of his looks but they all seemed messy. he just has a lot going on.

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

The Phantom Stranger has a wife and kids now? Oh DC, you are funny.

DC will be lucky to be around in 50 years the way they're going.

Edited by Miss_Garrick

Even though I'm not 100% comfortable with DC having created Zauriel in the first place, (angels shouldn't be comic fodder) at least his look is not as lame as before.

Edited by matchesmalone21

@takeluutzen: I see no similarity between the designs,this new Zauriel design seems more an angelic version of Assassins Creed.

Posted by matchesmalone21

@fadetoblackbolt: If you read the Phantom Stranger comics would know that they are not his real family. He met the family of Philip Stark and took a liking for them, because that was all he wants most in his life, a family, have a normal life and after discovering that Philip was a serial killer, Phantom Stranger killed him and sent his soul to hell, right after possessed the body and assumed his identity.

It would be best to read the stories before making jokes, don't you think?

The most amazing is that the DC there for almost 80 years and has gone through several crises,although all of them the publisher still exists and selling very well indeed .. look at the numbers