Azrael: Death's Dark Knight #1
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Azrael: Death's Dark Knight #1

Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Frazer Irving Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 18, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
6.0Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

He is Azrael, avenging angel for the Order of Purity and a new protector for Gotham City's troubled times. But who will protect the citizens from him? Guest-starring Robin, Nightwing, Talia and the League of Assassins!

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 18, 2009

    All in all, though, I'd call the first issue of this miniseries a success. It fits in well with the greater tapestry of Battle for the Cowl, and even weaves in and out some of what Nicieza is doing in Gotham Gazette. I also love the idea of DC keeping these Cowl-related projects resigned to three issues, which means we're not likely to linger on many dull moments or have to witness any writer trying to stretch out a story for too long. And who knows - maybe this new Azrael will warrant his own ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Mar 18, 2009

    Either way and anyway, Lane is tapped by the Order to don the suit and become the new Azrael, which he does almost before they finish their sales pitch and he goes straight into action, like any unbalanced superhero should. Irvings art is good with its painted backgrounds and water color-like haze but it doesnt seem to fit AZRAEL, mostly because the strongest images of Azrael, to me, were the Quesada inspired dark angel-like, cowl wearing, flaming arm sword bearing, dark and menacing, demonic looking character. This new Azrael though is more of a street wise looking character with all the required tattered t-shirt and combat boot hero of the streets overdone look. Well what can you expect from a hand-me-down, splinter groups Azrael. We just should expect more from DC than this shoddy work, re-birthing an old character to sell a few more comic books to a few of us who actually remember the real Azrael. AZRAEL: DEATHS DARK KNIGHT is just another throwaway side tale to the quick Read Full Review

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