Raphael?

#1 Posted by wooldridge (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Is the name "Raphael" from the Neil Gaiman series "Books of Magic"? Because everything I've read established his name as "Aztar", and this change was a bit confusing to me.

#2 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
wooldridge said:
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Is the name "Raphael" from the Neil Gaiman series "Books of Magic"? Because everything I've read established his name as "Aztar", and this change was a bit confusing to me.

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o_O

umm, so wait, Raphael the angel in Issue 1 and the Spectre in Issue 2 are the same being?
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#3 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm guessing no one knows anything about The Spectre -______-

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#4 Posted by King Saturn (224205 posts) - - Show Bio
aztek the lost said:
"wooldridge said:
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Is the name "Raphael" from the Neil Gaiman series "Books of Magic"? Because everything I've read established his name as "Aztar", and this change was a bit confusing to me.

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o_O

umm, so wait, Raphael the angel in Issue 1 and the Spectre in Issue 2 are the same being?"
They Could Be...
#5 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Raphael was given as his name in the silver age, but was then retconned to Aztar. I'm not sure though.

#6 Posted by wooldridge (8 posts) - - Show Bio
AtPhantom said:
"I think Raphael was given as his name in the silver age, but was then retconned to Aztar. I'm not sure though."

Prior to the Modern Age, though, he wasn't actually given any kind of status as an angel.  He was just Corrigan's other identity.
#7 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

oh, I just learned of a Neil Gaiman comic "Murder Mysteries" where there is an angel known as "Raguel" who is described as "the Vengeance of the Lord" and I was wondering if he was supposed to be the Spectre or not?

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#8 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, from what Wikipedia has to tell us, Spectre had no name in the silver age, And Neil Gaiman suggested in his works that His name was Raguel. this was however retconned in the modern age spectre comic, where his name was stated to be Aztar, and was an angel who sided with Lucifer in the rebellion, but later repented.

#9 Edited by wooldridge (8 posts) - - Show Bio
AtPhantom said:
"Okay, from what Wikipedia has to tell us, Spectre had no name in the silver age, And Neil Gaiman suggested in his works that His name was Raguel. this was however retconned in the modern age spectre comic, where his name was stated to be Aztar, and was an angel who sided with Lucifer in the rebellion, but later repented.
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Which still doesn't explain where "Raphael" comes from.

aztek the lost said:
"oh, I just learned of a Neil Gaiman comic "Murder Mysteries" where there is an angel known as "Raguel" who is described as "the Vengeance of the Lord" and I was wondering if he was supposed to be the Spectre or not?
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Also, I believe Raguel is the name given to the angel of vengeance in Book of Magic.
#10 Edited by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio
wooldridge said:
"aztek the lost said:
"oh, I just learned of a Neil Gaiman comic "Murder Mysteries" where there is an angel known as "Raguel" who is described as "the Vengeance of the Lord" and I was wondering if he was supposed to be the Spectre or not?
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Also, I believe Raguel is the name given to the angel of vengeance in Book of Magic.
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I think it was.

EDIT: Raphael was the name of the archangel who oversees humanity.

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