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Sword of Azrael #5 (of 6)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

Reeling from his confrontation with the Order of St. Dumas’ origins, Jean-Paul Valley and Azrael find their faith crumbling. Disgusted by the shortcomings of his would-be-brother, Father Valley arrives to mete out justice unto the failed Azrael. And the sentence is death!

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26 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    Wow. Reading all of that back this review almost feels more like a Religious Studies essay than a comic book critique. As I said, while this series is consistently entertaining, it also always makes me think. I love it when a comic does more than help to just pass the time.

    It’s great when a piece of fiction can present opportunities for discussion and truly shine a light on society and the human condition. Very few series do it better than this one, and Sword Of Azrael #5 could actually be the best issue of the run, so far.

  • 95


    I don’t know how else to say it. This series is great! If you haven’t been reading it, I sincerely hope you grab the trade when it comes out. I’ve given nothing but praise for the series already and issue 5 is the best yet! It truly is a good time to be an Azrael fan.

  • 80

    The penultimate issue of Sword of Azrael frames the series’ ultimate antagonist and Jean-Paul’s necessary revelations in preparing to face them. It ties together elements of lore from the Fourth World, Batman, and even Catholicism into a portrait of corrupt systems and the powers they unleash that’s thrilling to explore on the page. (…) Wherever Sword of Azrael ends, it’s clear that it’s (anti-)hero still has plenty of story left to tell.

  • 75

    Geek Dad

    This series has been strong when it comes to its surreal and creepy visuals, but it’s lacking something in terms of characters to root for. As Jean-Paul goes deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole, he starts to feel less like a protagonist and more like a threat himself. And the transformation of Sariel into a horrific armored knight only adds to the bleak feeling as Jean-Paul will be forced to face off against the girl he saved.

  • 50

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

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