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Azrael #19 : Angel in Flames : Part Three : Save the Innocents
Writer : Dennis O'Neil
Penciller : Barry Kitson
Inker : James Pascoe
Colourist : Demetrius Bassoukos
Seperations : Digital Hellfire
Letterer : Ken Bruzenak
Assistant Editor : Chuck Kim
Editor : Archie Goodwin

synopsis :

The volcano on the island is erupting and Orchid has conjured up a hallucination of a feral Azrael. Orchids brother, searching for his niece enters Orchids compound again and is transformed by tangible hallucinations caused by pizeo electric fields into a giant monster. When he attacks Orchid Azrael fights him, then Azrael hears the cries of Orchid's daughter and chooses to rescue her. Though the helicopter that came to evacuate the island was full and took off Orchid's assistant offered Orchid's daughter andAzrael a ride off the island in his boat. Azrael refuses and goes back to look for Orchid and his brother.

Review :

The skillful narration of this issue is refreshing and enjoyable. It's not an internal monologue as we see so often these days and it's not dispassionate third person which was everpresent in the knights trilogy. Denny has a unique method of pacing and narration that allows him to produce more enjoyable stories than most writers. He has also presented an interesting fusion of Jean-Paul and Azrael and this will probably mean a new angle from which to attack the character from

Rant :

For the past couple of issues there's a special thanks credit for Alan Grant, What's the deal with that? Is the story idea his? Was he inspiring the writer? Did he treat Chuck Kim to lunch? What about Azrael's costume? Jean-Paul was only wearing it from the waist down, but when the hallucination cleared he was fully armoured. Either it was a case of seeing is being or the hallucination kept us from seeing him put on the rest of the armour. Yep, that's got to be it otherwise it would be a continuity error.

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