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The Question is Vic Sage, the vigilante protector of Hub City. He is a great martial artist and detective, an investigative reporter in his civilian identity. The mask he wears to disguise his face is made of an experimental material called pseudoderm. Sage is driven by a deep personal quest for philosophical meaning, which has taken him through both Objectivism and Zen; in some versions he is portrayed as a paranoid conspiracy theorist. Aristotle Rodor is his closest friend and mentor, although his teachers have included Richard Dragon and Lady Shiva. Myra Fermin is his most frequent love interest. During 52, when Sage was dying of lung cancer, he trained Renee Montoya as his successor and she eventually replaced him. Sage has been a member of the Justice League, the Living Assault Weapons and the Black Lantern Corps. Montoya frequently works alongside Batwoman against the Religion of Crime and has also done work with the Birds of Prey.

The Question was created by Steve Ditko, and his first appearance published by Charlton Comics was in Blue Beetle Vol 6 #1 (1967). After Charlton was bought by DC Comics, Dennis O'Neil seriously revamped the character to reintroduce him in The Question #1 (1986). Montoya took the position in 52 Week #48 (2007).



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The Question
Characters The Question (Vic Sage · Renée Montoya) · Aristotle Rodor · Myra Fermin · Izzy O'Toole
Supporting Lady Shiva · Richard Dragon · Batwoman · Black Adam · Intergang · L.A.W. · Huntress · Aristotle Rodor · Myra Connelly
Enemies Jeremiah Hatch · Riddler · Spaulding
Comics The Question (Volume 1) · The Question (Volume 2) · The Question Quarterly (Volume 1) · Azrael Plus The Question #1 · The Question Returns #1 · Convergence: The Question (Volume 1) · Living Assault Weapons (Volume 1) · Blue Beetle (Volume 5) · 52 (Volume 1) · Crime Bible: Five Lessons of Blood (Volume 1) · Final Crisis: Revelations (Volume 1)
Creators Steve Ditko · Dennis O'Neil · Denys Cowan · Bill Sienkiewicz · Paul Dini
See Also Hub City · The Question's Mask · Rorschach · Charlton Comics