The second volume of Shadow of the Bat is mostly about the Azrael Batman. Bruce Wayne was recovering from his battle with Bane and Jean Paul Valley had taken over as Gotham's protector. I didn't read a lot of Batman back in this era, so it's really nice getting a chance to read these stories now. Alan Grant always seemed to turn in solid Bat work and this is no exception. Even the Bloodlines story here wasn't too bad. And that's saying a lot.
And although Bruce Wayne was not Batman at this time, he still manages to get out of bed to take an adventure despite it not being the greatest idea for someone recovering from a broken back.
This book is good solid fun.
Batman: Shadow Of The Bat Vol 2
Writer: Alan Grant
Artist: Bret Blevins, Vince Giarrano, Norm Breyfogle, Steve George, Steve Mitchell, Mike Manley, Dick Giordano, Joe Staton, Trevor Von Eeden