The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage

The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage Cover

When it comes to Characters who’ve had a good well-regarded pedigree, Vic Sage is that Character, you’ve had Creators such as Steve Ditko, Denny O’Neil, and Greg Rucka write incredible stories involving The Question (his stories involving Renee Montoya as the Question is one of the best out there, I would recommend checking out the story “Crime Bible: The First Five Lessons of Blood.“) The Character has faced Death and of course Rebirths, then you have a writer such as Jeff Lemire working on a character with this kind of Legacy that is in safe hands; it isn’t the first time he has written for a Character with this kind of Legacy, whether it was Superman, Animal Man, Superboy, JL Dark and Green Arrow (His Green Arrow run was considered to be one of the top Green Arrow stories in ages, one of the better stories from the New 52 era; you can read my review located here.)


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Image Credit: DC Comics, Steve Ditko

One of the complaints someone might have about the Question is that he was a jerk, Victor Szasz is a jerk but he is an objectivist, doesn’t offer any kind of sympathy for those who had made the wrong decision. Rehabilitation isn’t even an option to Vic but despite his stance and having little basic decency there is something relatable to his frustration involving his City’s leaders and the people; with this current political landscape. Jeff’s understanding of this character’s core tenet, showing that the Question’s world isn’t black and white, but his approach to life is refreshing even if the book shows the limit of his view of the world.

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Image Credit: DC Comics, Steve Ditko

From what I’ve heard about Danny O’Neil’s run on the Question most fans consider this as a close interpretation of Danny O’Neil’s take on the Question, in terms of how brutal the horrors of the everyday world and the worst of society. The art team of Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz is what made this book feel even more of a Thriller and a Mystery, something that is lacking in today’s Superhero filled world, the only thing that felt like a cliche was the Hub City Elder Society but this is something that fits the Character because for his hunt for answers in a world filled with questions and unsolved mystery.

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Image Credit: DC Comics, Steve Ditko

Final Grade:

Rating: 9 out of 10.