Sword of Azrael #1

Writer: Dan Watters Artist: Nikola Cizmesija Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 3, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 16
8.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

THE WARRIOR ANGEL OF ST. DUMAS RETURNS! Jean-Paul Valley does not want to be Azrael ever again. All it has brought him is pain, violence, and misery. He has sequestered himself away at a monastery in Europe to find peace. But when a young woman who claims to have the same System programming that made Jean-Paul into Azrael arrives at the monastery, he won't have a choice but to don his violent mantle of Azrael once more to protect her from the deadly assassins who wish her harm. From the rising star creative team of Dan Watters (Arkham City: The Order of the World, Lucifer) and Nikola Ci me ija (Batman: Urban Legends, Future State: Gotham) thi more

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Aug 5, 2022

    A violent delight of a Batman spin-off. This is the sort of Batman story that is worth telling while standing apart as its own thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 2, 2022

    It's an overall big step up from the anthology story that preceded it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Aug 4, 2022

    'Sword of Azrael' approaches its title character with legacy in mind. Everything you've read about Azrael is true, but the real thrill is in finding out where he goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - William Martin Aug 2, 2022

    I'm quite happy with this as an issue #1. While I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous story it still satisfied and I'm just as excited for the next issue. This is an easy recommend for me! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Aug 3, 2022

    I love the way that Sword Of Azrael #1 has simply, and intelligently, given new readers a brief and comprehensive overview of Jean-Paul's life and history, while also reminding veteran fans why we love, or love to hate, the character. I'm extremely hopeful that this mini-series may bring brand new Azrael fans into the fold. I, for one, will definitely be purchasing these issues and adding them to my collection. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 3, 2022

    While many takes on the character feature the same familiar elements, few have found much success in exploring them, which is what makes Sword of Azrael #1 such a thrill to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Aug 3, 2022

    Sword of Azrael #1 is a great starting point for new fans, but takes the character in a direction older fans haven't seen before and can appreciate. Read Full Review

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