Azrael #6

Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Ramn F. Bachs Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 17, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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Having been exposed to the memories of his predecessors, Michael Lane is consumed with learning all he can about their past but fears that what he learns will inform his future. How did past warriors from the Order of Purity who wore the Suit of Sorrows handle their spiral into madness? And how did the agent of the Order of St. Dumas handle these rogue madmen?

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    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 17, 2010

    But if Nicieza is doing his job in building up both the book and its star, artist Ramon Bachs isn't. In theory Bachs should be suited for the series. He has a gritty style that ditches superhero tropes for something a little more grounded and believable. But his work is ultimately too flat and bland to really leave a lasting impression. Bachs' depiction of Lane as Azrael is often less impressive and imposing than it should be. Well, Lane's historical counterpart fares no better. I can't help but think the series could be more exciting and dynamic if only Bachs brought more vitality to the page. Given the heavy religious elements at play, I want the book to resemble nothing if not a bold Renaissance painting in motion. It doesn't help that Francesco Mattina's covers continue to ensure Azrael is the best-looking Batman book on the stands... until you open it. Azrael needs more visual style to go with the substance. Read Full Review

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