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"Dark Knight of the Soul, Part One": This story is reprinted from Batman: Urban Legends #8.

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Quote1.png Know that men call you liar! Know that men call you betrayer! Know that men call you defiler! Therefore it is the duty of the Angel Azrael to bring you... punishment! Quote2.png
Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley)

Sword of Azrael: Dark Knight of the Soul #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of October, 2022. It was published on August 2, 2022.

Synopsis for "Dark Knight of the Soul, Part One"

This story is reprinted from Batman: Urban Legends #8.

Azrael is shown running into a building in an attempt to capture the notorious gang leader, Bullet-Tooth. Upon confrontation, Bullet-Tooth pulls out a detonator from his jacket pocket and sets off explosives leveling the building floor and sending both his lifeless body and Azrael out the window. Azrael lands safely only to find Bullet-Tooth's body impaled on a nearby piece of building debris.

Later, Azrael's alter ego Jean Paul Valley is an orderly at a nearby hospice facility, and is conversing with a patient in an attempt to give him his medications. Jean Paul heads home to a nearby homeless mission where he is confronted by Batman who inquires if Jean Paul killed Bullet-Tooth. Jean Paul tells Batman of the detonator and ordeal, to which Batman explains killing is not allowed in his city from heroes. Jean Paul agrees and vows to never kill. He dons his Azrael costume and heads to the Gotham City Morgue, having religious visions of an evil resurrection he believes may be coming.

On a nearby rooftop, Azrael looks down at the morgue seeing a zombie Bullet-Tooth escaping out the back door. He panics, realizing his visions and revelations are coming true. Azrael drops to his knees and begins to pray for protection on the projected events to come.

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Synopsis for "Dark Knight of the Soul, Part Two"

This story is reprinted from Batman: Urban Legends #9.

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Synopsis for "Dark Knight of the Soul, Part Three"

This story is reprinted from Batman: Urban Legends #10.

Appearing in "Dark Knight of the Soul, Part Three"

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  • Knights Templar (Flashback only)
    • Grand Master Bernard de Tremelay (Single appearance) (Flashback only)
    • Sergeant Jacques-Ferdinand Strauss (Single appearance) (Flashback only)
    • Poor Fellow (First full appearance)

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  • Raymond II (Only appearance; dies) (Flashback only) (Cameo)
  • Raymond II's wife (Only appearance; dies) (Flashback only) (Cameo)
  • Stefanos
  • Angels (Mentioned only)
  • God (Mentioned only)
  • Jesus Christ (Mentioned only)
  • Order of St. Dumas (Mentioned only)
  • Willoughby Kipling (Mentioned only)
  • Shaykh al-Jabal (Mentioned only)

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