Appearing in "Cataclysm, Part Four: Hour of the Quake"
- Bill Griffith (Cameo)
- Gina Lew (Cameo)
- Lisa Lake (Cameo)
- Gotham City Union Bank
Synopsis for "Cataclysm, Part Four: Hour of the Quake"
Azrael has defeated Bane and is now taking him back to Gotham City in a helicopter piloted by Nomoz. They are going to take him to Blackgate Penitentiary. Bane attempts to reason with Azrael, explaining that they are two of a kind, both men with a savage beast inside driving them. If they worked together they could have everything... money, women, power. As the copter lands, Azrael prepares to hand Bane off to GCPD officers Bock and Essen. Suddenly they are hit by a massive earthquake. Bane escapes in the chaos and Azrael chases after him. He finally catches up to him in the vault of a bank, where Bane has already killed several people. The villain is giving him a demonstration of all of the things they could possess, if Azrael would only see reason and fight alongside him. They would take what they want and become legends, killing whoever gets in their way. Azrael completely refuses, and explains to Bane that he is nothing like him while they fight. Jean-Paul gets the upperhand and beats Bane, then drags him out into the street and takes him back to custody.
- This issue is reprinted in the Batman: Cataclysm, New Edition collection, but was not included in the first edition.
- This Batman: Cataclysm crossover takes place between Batman #553 and Detective Comics #720.
- Sarah Essen states that Bane is the second most dangerous criminal. The first being the Joker.
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Links and References
- Azrael (comics) at Wikipedia.org
- Azrael at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- The Religion of Azrael at Adherents
- Azrael at Geocities
- Azrael at thebatman.bravepages.com
- Azrael at Batman: Yesterday, Today and Beyond
- Azrael at Brave and the Bold
|Batman: Cataclysm Crossover|
This issue is a part of the Cataclysm crossover that swept through all Batman Family Titles during 1998. Gotham City was almost completely destroyed by a massive earthquake. This story led into the events that would eventually create No Man's Land.