As the Battle For The Cowl story arc continues it was only a matter of time before it splintered into at least one multi-part series. This week my Batman Beat continues with Azrael: Death’s Dark Knight Part 1.
For those drawing a deep breath thinking Jean-Paul Valley has come back from the dead (Valley was killed in the Agent Of The Bat series but his body was never discovered) this isn’t that. Instead DC has given us almost a re-boot of the character though I’m not sure if this will lead to a whole new series or it’s just another element to Battle For The Cowl. Whatever it is this first issue is one of the more interesting elements of the current storm of events in the DC Universe.
Azrael Death’s Dark Knight starts off on a dark note and doesn’t let up for the entire issue. When it opens a man is begging for his life to somebody dressed in the Azrael armor. While trying to explain he is an undercover cop the begging man is beheaded by Azrael who claims that he serves “God’s Justice”.