BATMAN: THE SWORD OF AZRAEL depicts the origin of Jean Paul Valley, the manwho one day replaces Bruce Wayne as Batman.
The descendant of holy warriors,Jean Paul is forced into using his ancestral superpowers and abilities to becomeAzrael, the avenging angel of an ancient cult.
But when the Order of St. Dumastargets Batman, Azrael begins to question his life and duty.
After workingalongside the Dark Knight to defeat the deadly demon that threatens the ancientcult, Azrael turns his back on the Order and leaves to train under the tutelageof Batman.
However, after losing the mantle of the Bat, will Jean Paul turn backto his life of brutality?