This paperback collects the Batman: Sword of Azrael storyline which was written by Dennis O'Neil and illustrated by Joe Quesada and Kevin Nowlan. It was published from October, 1992 to January, 1993 in its own comic book mini-series Batman: Sword of Azrael. The series introduces Azrael who becomes a prominent figure in the Knightfall crossover.
This story is about Jean Paul Valley, the descendant of holy warriors. Jean Paul Valley is forced into using his ancestral super powers and abilities to become Azrael, the avenging angel of an ancient cult. But when the Order of St. Dumas targets Batman, Azrael begins to question his life and duty. After working alongside the Dark Knight to defeat the deadly demon that threatens the ancient cult, Azrael turns his back on the Order and leaves to train under the tutelage of Batman.
This paperback collects the following comic books:
- Batman: Sword of Azrael #1 (Vanishing Angels & Sudden Death)
- Batman: Sword of Azrael #2 (Azrael Does Not Protect)
- Batman: Sword of Azrael #3 (Direct Action)
- Batman: Sword of Azrael #4 (No One Is Innocent)
- No special notes.