Sunday, July 26, 2009

Q is for The Question

In 1967 Steve Ditko created the character of Vic Sage, the strange, faceless crime-fighter known as The Question, for Charlton Comics. That version of the character I unfortunately never knew, but DC’s "updated" version, written by Dennis O’Neill and drawn by Denys Cowan in the late 1980’s, was pretty cool. The end of that first issue was remarkable in that the Question got the crap kicked out of him, was shot in the back of the head and left to rot in the harbor by criminals who had gotten the best of him. Bet you’d never see that happen to Batman. Well, the Question got better, but from what I hear, they killed him off again a few years ago—at least, the Vic Sage version of the character. Here’s hoping they bring him back soon…

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