Last time Batman had his first encounter with Azrael, and the Avenging Angel of Death was forced to withdraw.
Batman: Sword of Azrael #3
Written by Denny O’Neil
Pencils by Joe Quesada
Inks by Kevin Nowlan
Letters by Ken Bruzenak
Colors by Lovern Kindzierski
Edited by Bill Kaplan and Archie Goodwin
Bruce & Alfred see Jean-Paul fall, so Bruce has Alfred tend to him while Bruce pursues LeHah as himself, since he doesn’t have time to fully change into his Bat-suit. Bruce makes it up to the window just in time to see LeHah try to shoot Nomoz, only for his gun to jam. Nomoz tries to trip Bruce to stop him from pursuing, but to no avail.
Bruce pursues LeHah into a storage room, but LeHah spills a bottle of ether to throw Bruce off balance and overpower him. LeHah tries to abduct Bruce, and barely succeeds, despite a few freak moments of poor luck and an attempted intervention by Alfred. This forces Alfred, Jean-Paul, and Nomoz to team up to rescue Bruce.
Meanwhile, LeHah has done the thing no Batman villain has done – stripped down Bruce and determined his true identity, and is planning to torture him in order to get his money.
Elsewhere, Nomoz wants to kill Alfred, but Jean-Paul talks him down, and Alfred makes it clear that his ties to Batman make him useful.
LeHah proceeds to the next person on the list, while bringing in outside help to break Bruce. With some deductive reasoning and detective work, Alfred and Jean-Paul determine that LeHah is headed to the UK next. They head there – but LeHah got to his target first, and he’s wearing Batman’s costume.