Hello all and welcome to the @CharactersOfDC second session. This month is Characters of Mystery month here at our club. This time we will be taking a look into the world of Vic Sage otherwise known as The Question.
Lets get started shall we and see what this character is up to.
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We rarely get a view of The Question’s socks in the comics, but when we do, they’re always black, or blue. That wouldn’t have been a funny answer in the JLU episode where that reference comes from, though, so they changed it up there.
Great question! Q’s wardrobe, like his pseudoderm, comes courtesy of his friend and ally Tot Rodor. They’re specially treated so that they change color when Vic releases the binary gas that seals his pseudoderm mask to his face, to further help disguise his identity.
My all time favorite Question story is the first arc of Denny O’Neil and Denys Cowan’s 80s series, “Zen and Violence.” It’s a complete reinvention of the character from his Ditko years placing him against an existential near-death experience and a city teeming with corruption. It’s the story of a man picking up the broken pieces of his life and starting over as something better, with the chance to grow.
The Annual, “Fables,” is one of his best single issues, and really hits the themes of perceived failure. I love issue 14, where he lasts three days being buried up to his neck; 17, where he decides to try imitating Rorschach; and 26, where he confronts The Riddler. But it’s all really worth reading.