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| Title = [[Judgment on Gotham]]
 
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| Heroes = [[Richard Grayson (New Earth)|Batman]], [[Selina Kyle (New Earth)|Catwoman]], [[Timothy Drake (New Earth)|Red Robin]]
 
| Heroes = [[Richard Grayson (New Earth)|Batman]], [[Selina Kyle (New Earth)|Catwoman]], [[Timothy Drake (New Earth)|Red Robin]]
| Villains = [[Michael Lane (New Earth)|Azrael]]
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| Villains = [[Angels of Death]], [[Michael Lane (New Earth)|Azrael]], [[Crusader (New Earth)|Crusader]], [[Sami Mousawi (New Earth)|Fireball]], [[Ra's al Ghul (New Earth)|Ra's al Ghul]]
| Others =
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| Others = [[Jennifer Warren (New Earth)|Jenny Lane]], [[Order of Purity]]
   
| Titles = [[Batman Vol 1|Batman]], [[Gotham City Sirens Vol 1|Gotham City Sirens]], [[Red Robin Vol 1|Red Robin]]
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| Titles = [[Batman Vol 1|Batman]], [[Gotham City Sirens Vol 1|Gotham City Sirens]],<br/> [[Red Robin Vol 1|Red Robin]]
 
| Collected = [[Batman: Gotham Shall Be Judged (Collected)|Batman: Gotham Shall Be Judged]]
 
| Collected = [[Batman: Gotham Shall Be Judged (Collected)|Batman: Gotham Shall Be Judged]]
 
| Creators = David Hine; Fabian Nicieza; Peter Calloway; Guillem March; Freddie E. Williams II; Andres Guinaldo
 
| Creators = David Hine; Fabian Nicieza; Peter Calloway; Guillem March; Freddie E. Williams II; Andres Guinaldo
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| HistoryText = '''Judgment on Gotham''' is a [[Batman]] crossover event written by [[David Hine]], [[Fabian Nicieza]] and [[Peter Calloway]] with illustrations by [[Guillem March]], [[Freddie E. Williams II]] and [[Andres Guinaldo]]. It's published in four parts through the volumes ''[[Batman Vol 1|Batman]]'', ''[[Gotham City Sirens Vol 1|Gotham City Sirens]]'' and ''[[Red Robin Vol 1|Red Robin]]''. This is a continuation of Hine's earlier work on the canceled ''[[Azrael Vol 2|Azrael]]'' series, continuing [[Michael Lane (New Earth)|Azrael]]'s adventures from his series' conclusion in ''[[Azrael: The Tears of God|The Tears of God]]''. The story is preceded on ''Batman'' by ''[[Batman: Eye of the Beholder|Eye of the Beholder]]'' and leads into ''[[Batman: Pieces|Pieces]]'', on ''Gotham City Sirens'' it's preceded by ''[[Gotham City Sirens: Hell Hath No Fury|Hell Hath No Fury]]'' and leads into ''[[Gotham City Sirens: Friends|Friends]]'', and on ''Red Robin'' it's preceded by ''[[Red Robin: The Rabbithole|The Rabbithole]]'' and leads into ''[[Red Robin: 7 Days of Death|7 Days of Death]]''.
 
| HistoryText = '''Judgment on Gotham''' is a [[Batman]] crossover event written by [[David Hine]], [[Fabian Nicieza]] and [[Peter Calloway]] with illustrations by [[Guillem March]], [[Freddie E. Williams II]] and [[Andres Guinaldo]]. It's published in four parts through the volumes ''[[Batman Vol 1|Batman]]'', ''[[Gotham City Sirens Vol 1|Gotham City Sirens]]'' and ''[[Red Robin Vol 1|Red Robin]]''. This is a continuation of Hine's earlier work on the canceled ''[[Azrael Vol 2|Azrael]]'' series, continuing [[Michael Lane (New Earth)|Azrael]]'s adventures from his series' conclusion in ''[[Azrael: The Tears of God|The Tears of God]]''. The story is preceded on ''Batman'' by ''[[Batman: Eye of the Beholder|Eye of the Beholder]]'' and leads into ''[[Batman: Pieces|Pieces]]'', on ''Gotham City Sirens'' it's preceded by ''[[Gotham City Sirens: Hell Hath No Fury|Hell Hath No Fury]]'' and leads into ''[[Gotham City Sirens: Friends|Friends]]'', and on ''Red Robin'' it's preceded by ''[[Red Robin: The Rabbithole|The Rabbithole]]'' and leads into ''[[Red Robin: 7 Days of Death|7 Days of Death]]''.
   
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===Synopsis===
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[[Richard Grayson (New Earth)|Batman]] struggles with the scar he received from [[Michael Lane (New Earth)|Azrael]] stabbing him with the [[Sword of Sin]], although it's only supposed to hurt the guilty. When the [[Crusader (New Earth)|Crusader]] begins destroying [[Devil's Square]], Batman rushes to stop him alongside [[Selina Kyle (New Earth)|Catwoman]] and [[Timothy Drake (New Earth)|Red Robin]]. [[Michael Lane (New Earth)|Azrael]] arrives and stops Crusader from killing Batman, but refuses to stop him from razing the city. He explains that they will burn the city to the ground unless Batman can find one truly righteous man in Gotham within the next 24 hours. Elsewhere [[Ra's al Ghul (New Earth)|Ra's al Ghul]] and [[Hans Gerlicht (New Earth)|Hans Gerlicht]] prepare the last of their [[Angels of Death]], with plans to destroy Gotham using [[Sami Mousawi (New Earth)|Fireball]] as a living bomb.<ref>{{c|Batman #708}}</ref> Red Robin is the first hero that the Angels of Death test, putting him through a gauntlet to save lives across the city. Drake uses [[Lonnie Machin (New Earth)|MoneySpider]] to help him investigate the situation through [[Jennifer Warren (New Earth)|Jenny Lane]] while Crusader taunts him. Red Robin finally arrives at the ending and stops Azrael from killing [[Sebastian Hady (New Earth)|Mayor Hady]]. The Sword of Sin proves that he is pure of heart, but he still does not pass their test as Drake is unable to truthfully say that he believes in [[God]].<ref>{{c|Red Robin #22}}</ref> Catwoman is put to the test next, and her sister [[Magdalene Kyle (New Earth)|Magdalene Kyle]] arrives to help Azrael and Crusader. Catwoman attempts to interrogate Jenny Lane but Jenny does not believe her that Michael could be responsible for the destruction. When she hunts down the Crusader he is setting fire to the orphanage she resided in with her sister as a child. Azrael stabs her with the [[Sword of Salvation]] to see her sins and explains that she must atone for ruining her sister's life. He asks her to sacrifice Magdalene in the name of God, which the devout Magdalene has willingly agreed to. Catwoman angrily refuses and insists that they are unreasonable zealots when she tries to argue with them, failing her test as well.<ref>{{c|Gotham City Sirens #22}}</ref> Batman is the final hero to be tested by the Angels, and they challenge him for his wound by the Sword of Sin. It's revealed that Dick has repressed a childhood memory where he allowed an older boy to be beaten within an inch of his life and did nothing because he did not like the boy. Batman fails to reason with Azrael as well, but Catwoman arrives with Jenny Lane and her kids to talk to him. They convince Azrael to use the swords on himself, and he sees that his actions are not righteous as Ra's al Ghul has been manipulating him the entire time. Azrael repents and asks the Crusader to put a force-field around Fireball, saving the city although Fireball still dies. Having realized he failed his own test, Azrael asks the Crusader to take him away despite everyone's protests. The boy that Grayson allowed to get beaten forgives him, and acknowledges that he's done enough good in his life to make up for it since then. Ra's al Ghul and [[Fadir Nasser (New Earth)|White Ghost]] are frustrated that their plan to destroy Gotham failed, but Ra's merrily reminds himself that he only needs to defeat Batman once.<ref>{{c|Batman #709}}</ref>
   
 
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Judgment on Gotham is a Batman crossover event written by David Hine, Fabian Nicieza and Peter Calloway with illustrations by Guillem March, Freddie E. Williams II and Andres Guinaldo. It's published in four parts through the volumes Batman, [


Quote1 Why do you do it? Why go on protecting this city, when you know it's a ink of iniquity. There's no place on Earth more steeped in sin. Quote2
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Synopsis

Judgment on Gotham is a Batman crossover event written by David Hine, Fabian Nicieza and Peter Calloway with illustrations by Guillem March, Freddie E. Williams II and Andres Guinaldo. It's published in four parts through the volumes Batman, Gotham City Sirens and Red Robin. This is a continuation of Hine's earlier work on the canceled Azrael series, continuing Azrael's adventures from his series' conclusion in The Tears of God. The story is preceded on Batman by Eye of the Beholder and leads into Pieces, on Gotham City Sirens it's preceded by Hell Hath No Fury and leads into Friends, and on Red Robin it's preceded by The Rabbithole and leads into 7 Days of Death.

Synopsis

Batman struggles with the scar he received from Azrael stabbing him with the Sword of Sin, although it's only supposed to hurt the guilty. When the Crusader begins destroying Devil's Square, Batman rushes to stop him alongside Catwoman and Red Robin. Azrael arrives and stops Crusader from killing Batman, but refuses to stop him from razing the city. He explains that they will burn the city to the ground unless Batman can find one truly righteous man in Gotham within the next 24 hours. Elsewhere Ra's al Ghul and Hans Gerlicht prepare the last of their Angels of Death, with plans to destroy Gotham using Fireball as a living bomb.[1] Red Robin is the first hero that the Angels of Death test, putting him through a gauntlet to save lives across the city. Drake uses MoneySpider to help him investigate the situation through Jenny Lane while Crusader taunts him. Red Robin finally arrives at the ending and stops Azrael from killing Mayor Hady. The Sword of Sin proves that he is pure of heart, but he still does not pass their test as Drake is unable to truthfully say that he believes in God.[2] Catwoman is put to the test next, and her sister Magdalene Kyle arrives to help Azrael and Crusader. Catwoman attempts to interrogate Jenny Lane but Jenny does not believe her that Michael could be responsible for the destruction. When she hunts down the Crusader he is setting fire to the orphanage she resided in with her sister as a child. Azrael stabs her with the Sword of Salvation to see her sins and explains that she must atone for ruining her sister's life. He asks her to sacrifice Magdalene in the name of God, which the devout Magdalene has willingly agreed to. Catwoman angrily refuses and insists that they are unreasonable zealots when she tries to argue with them, failing her test as well.[3] Batman is the final hero to be tested by the Angels, and they challenge him for his wound by the Sword of Sin. It's revealed that Dick has repressed a childhood memory where he allowed an older boy to be beaten within an inch of his life and did nothing because he did not like the boy. Batman fails to reason with Azrael as well, but Catwoman arrives with Jenny Lane and her kids to talk to him. They convince Azrael to use the swords on himself, and he sees that his actions are not righteous as Ra's al Ghul has been manipulating him the entire time. Azrael repents and asks the Crusader to put a force-field around Fireball, saving the city although Fireball still dies. Having realized he failed his own test, Azrael asks the Crusader to take him away despite everyone's protests. The boy that Grayson allowed to get beaten forgives him, and acknowledges that he's done enough good in his life to make up for it since then. Ra's al Ghul and White Ghost are frustrated that their plan to destroy Gotham failed, but Ra's merrily reminds himself that he only needs to defeat Batman once.[4]

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