History ComicBook / TheQuestion

2nd Nov '17 3:53:26 AM LondonKdS
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* MadArtist: Ditko did a story about a charlatan modern artist who hated uplifting and beautiful classic art, and dressed up as one of his own ugly, turd-like sculptures to become an art-vandalising costumed villain.
13th Mar '17 8:57:25 AM LondonKdS
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* LifeWillKillYou: Vic Sage was a heavy smoker and, even though he ditches the habit early in O'Neil's run, when he appears in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' he has developed advanced lung cancer. There is no miracle cure, there is no alien healing technology, he just [[RealityEnsues slowly wastes away physically and mentally before dying]] in the snow outside Nanda Parbat.



* RealityEnsues: Vic Sage was a heavy smoker and, even though he ditches the habit early in O'Neil's run, when he appears in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' he has developed advanced lung cancer. There is no miracle cure, there is no alien healing technology, he just slowly wastes away physically and mentally before dying in the snow outside Nanda Parbat.
2nd Mar '17 7:42:03 PM Mullon
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* CarFu: How Vic deals with some Parademons during Darkseid's invasion in JLU.
* CatchPhrase: 'Obvious, in hindsight'. At least, for the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' version of the character.
* ConspiracyTheorist: JLU Question. The full extent of his theories have not been revealed, but he believes in [[TheConspiracy a single, all-encompassing cabal]] of powerful individuals [[AncientConspiracy who have ruled the earth since]] AncientEgypt, currently connected to such diverse phenomena as CropCircles and boy bands. He hasn't figured out how it all ties together, but he's convinced that it does. There is also a hidden background to the plastic tip on the end of shoelaces, [[WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet aglets]], [[MemeticMutation whose true purpose is]] ''[[MemeticMutation sinister]].''
-->'''Question:''' Topically applied fluoride doesn't prevent tooth decay. It does render teeth detectable by spy satellite.



* {{Expy}}: His JLU incarnation was really more like a kid-friendly Rorschach than The Question. This is ironic, since Rorschach was an expy of The Question to begin with.



* ThePowerOfTrust: One JLU comic book had a story where the paranoid Question tries to find which member of the League had planted a bomb. He refuses help from the other heroes since he distrusts all of them. It turned out to have been done by himself, under a villain's mind control. Obviously AnAesop about the fact that sometimes you just ''have'' to trust others. Extra points for having The Question rescued by ComicBook/MartianManhunter, his prime suspect.



* RealMenWearPink: In [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague some adaptations]], Vic shows an unusual fondness for pop music, specifically the type favored by middle-school girls. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He starts singing it to himself while breaking into a building]]. In several of the Ditko and early Cowan stories, the gas turns the Question's shirt salmon.

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* RealMenWearPink: In [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague some adaptations]], Vic shows an unusual fondness for pop music, specifically the type favored by middle-school girls. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He starts singing it to himself while breaking into a building]]. In several of the Ditko and early Cowan stories, the gas turns the Question's shirt salmon.



* WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet: The famous line from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': "The tips at the end of shoelaces are called aglets. Their true purpose is ''sinister''."
* WhoShotJFK: "There ''was'' a magic bullet. It was forged by Illuminati mystics to prevent us from learning ''the truth''!"
6th Feb '17 4:52:07 AM Doug86
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Eventually, after a few years he decides to leave Hub City. He reappeared in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' as the mentor to [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Renee]] [[ComicBook/GothamCentral Montoya]] before revealing that he was dying of lung cancer. He died in issue #38 (March, 2007). Renee assumed the mantle of the Question in issue #48 (June, 2007), with the help of Tot and Richard Dragon. She continued the mission he had been working on before his death: Investigating the [[ReligionOfEvil Religion of Crime]] and Intergang. She appeared in two limited series, ''The Question: Five Books of Blood'' and ''[[ComicBook/FinalCrisis Final Crisis: Revelations]]'', and eventually became the second feature in Creator/GregRucka's ''Creator/DetectiveComics''. While combating ComicBook/VandalSavage in the ''Detective Comics'' feature Renee was forced to take from him the "[[MarkOfShame Mark of Cain]]," supposedly the mark placed by {{God}} on [[CainAndAbel Cain]] to forever label him as a murderer and an eternal subject of ridicule and scorn. The 2010 ''Detective Comics'' annual edition revealed that she had indeed been marked. She now bears a scarred cross on her face and is viewed with shock and distrust by all she meets, but she has refused the offered means of removing the Mark, either giving it to another or committing suicide, as her tenure as the Question has given her maturity, outlook and philosophy to handle the Mark.

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Eventually, after a few years he decides to leave Hub City. He reappeared in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' as the mentor to [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Renee]] [[ComicBook/GothamCentral Montoya]] before revealing that he was dying of lung cancer. He died in issue #38 (March, 2007). Renee assumed the mantle of the Question in issue #48 (June, 2007), with the help of Tot and Richard Dragon. She continued the mission he had been working on before his death: Investigating the [[ReligionOfEvil Religion of Crime]] and Intergang. She appeared in two limited series, ''The Question: Five Books of Blood'' and ''[[ComicBook/FinalCrisis Final Crisis: Revelations]]'', and eventually became the second feature in Creator/GregRucka's ''Creator/DetectiveComics''.''Detective Comics''. While combating ComicBook/VandalSavage in the ''Detective Comics'' feature Renee was forced to take from him the "[[MarkOfShame Mark of Cain]]," supposedly the mark placed by {{God}} on [[CainAndAbel Cain]] to forever label him as a murderer and an eternal subject of ridicule and scorn. The 2010 ''Detective Comics'' annual edition revealed that she had indeed been marked. She now bears a scarred cross on her face and is viewed with shock and distrust by all she meets, but she has refused the offered means of removing the Mark, either giving it to another or committing suicide, as her tenure as the Question has given her maturity, outlook and philosophy to handle the Mark.



* AuthorAppeal: Creator/GregRucka, the predominant writer for the Question storyline in ''52'' and the author for her three subsequent appearances (''The Question: Five Books of Blood'', ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis: Revelations'' and the second-feature in ''Creator/DetectiveComics'') was the author to originally [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] the Montoya character in ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' and has a history of writing [[ComicBook/{{Whiteout}} strong]] [[ComicBook/QueenAndCountry female]] characters.

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* AuthorAppeal: Creator/GregRucka, the predominant writer for the Question storyline in ''52'' and the author for her three subsequent appearances (''The Question: Five Books of Blood'', ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis: Revelations'' and the second-feature in ''Creator/DetectiveComics'') ''Detective Comics'') was the author to originally [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] the Montoya character in ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' and has a history of writing [[ComicBook/{{Whiteout}} strong]] [[ComicBook/QueenAndCountry female]] characters.
13th Nov '16 4:25:27 PM nombretomado
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* WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet: The famous line from ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': "The tips at the end of shoelaces are called aglets. Their true purpose is ''sinister''."

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* WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet: The famous line from ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': "The tips at the end of shoelaces are called aglets. Their true purpose is ''sinister''."
31st Jul '16 3:54:23 PM nombretomado
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* AuthorAppeal: Creator/GregRucka, the predominant writer for the Question storyline in ''52'' and the author for her three subsequent appearances (''The Question: Five Books of Blood'', ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis: Revelations'' and the second-feature in ''DetectiveComics'') was the author to originally [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] the Montoya character in ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' and has a history of writing [[ComicBook/{{Whiteout}} strong]] [[ComicBook/QueenAndCountry female]] characters.

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* AuthorAppeal: Creator/GregRucka, the predominant writer for the Question storyline in ''52'' and the author for her three subsequent appearances (''The Question: Five Books of Blood'', ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis: Revelations'' and the second-feature in ''DetectiveComics'') ''Creator/DetectiveComics'') was the author to originally [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] the Montoya character in ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' and has a history of writing [[ComicBook/{{Whiteout}} strong]] [[ComicBook/QueenAndCountry female]] characters.
31st Jul '16 3:54:17 PM nombretomado
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Eventually, after a few years he decides to leave Hub City. He reappeared in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' as the mentor to [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Renee]] [[ComicBook/GothamCentral Montoya]] before revealing that he was dying of lung cancer. He died in issue #38 (March, 2007). Renee assumed the mantle of the Question in issue #48 (June, 2007), with the help of Tot and Richard Dragon. She continued the mission he had been working on before his death: Investigating the [[ReligionOfEvil Religion of Crime]] and Intergang. She appeared in two limited series, ''The Question: Five Books of Blood'' and ''[[ComicBook/FinalCrisis Final Crisis: Revelations]]'', and eventually became the second feature in Creator/GregRucka's ''DetectiveComics''. While combating ComicBook/VandalSavage in the ''Detective Comics'' feature Renee was forced to take from him the "[[MarkOfShame Mark of Cain]]," supposedly the mark placed by {{God}} on [[CainAndAbel Cain]] to forever label him as a murderer and an eternal subject of ridicule and scorn. The 2010 ''Detective Comics'' annual edition revealed that she had indeed been marked. She now bears a scarred cross on her face and is viewed with shock and distrust by all she meets, but she has refused the offered means of removing the Mark, either giving it to another or committing suicide, as her tenure as the Question has given her maturity, outlook and philosophy to handle the Mark.

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Eventually, after a few years he decides to leave Hub City. He reappeared in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' as the mentor to [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Renee]] [[ComicBook/GothamCentral Montoya]] before revealing that he was dying of lung cancer. He died in issue #38 (March, 2007). Renee assumed the mantle of the Question in issue #48 (June, 2007), with the help of Tot and Richard Dragon. She continued the mission he had been working on before his death: Investigating the [[ReligionOfEvil Religion of Crime]] and Intergang. She appeared in two limited series, ''The Question: Five Books of Blood'' and ''[[ComicBook/FinalCrisis Final Crisis: Revelations]]'', and eventually became the second feature in Creator/GregRucka's ''DetectiveComics''.''Creator/DetectiveComics''. While combating ComicBook/VandalSavage in the ''Detective Comics'' feature Renee was forced to take from him the "[[MarkOfShame Mark of Cain]]," supposedly the mark placed by {{God}} on [[CainAndAbel Cain]] to forever label him as a murderer and an eternal subject of ridicule and scorn. The 2010 ''Detective Comics'' annual edition revealed that she had indeed been marked. She now bears a scarred cross on her face and is viewed with shock and distrust by all she meets, but she has refused the offered means of removing the Mark, either giving it to another or committing suicide, as her tenure as the Question has given her maturity, outlook and philosophy to handle the Mark.
13th Jul '16 5:03:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Vic, although the gas that bonds the pseudoderm also changes his hair color to black and his clothes to blue.
4th May '16 5:13:18 PM caivu
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Renee has appeared in the ''Injustice'' comic line, and was the main character in a ''Convergence'' mini series.

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Renee has appeared in the ''Injustice'' comic line, ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' prequel comic, and was the main character in a ''Convergence'' mini series.
series. She also had a brief appearance during a few issues of ''Detective Comics'' during the ComicBook/New52.



* HeroesWantRedheads: Myra, Vic Sage's love interest, was a redhead, and even Montoya has a history with the new redheaded ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}.

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* HeroesWantRedheads: Myra, Vic Sage's love interest, was a redhead, and even Montoya has a history with the new redheaded Kate Kane, the second ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}.



* NameOfCain: The new ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, Katherine "Kate" Kane, was introduced in the Renee Montoya/Question storyline of ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', and it took several weeks for anybody (Even Renee) to make even the ''slightest'' connection between Kane and Cain.

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* NameOfCain: The new second ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, Katherine "Kate" Kane, was introduced in the Renee Montoya/Question storyline of ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', and it took several weeks for anybody (Even Renee) to make even the ''slightest'' connection between Kane and Cain.
16th Mar '16 1:42:51 PM Koveras
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* ManifestoMakingMalcontent: In ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'', he mentions a manifesto almost immediately after he is introduced. Later on, he is established as a hardcore anti-authoritarian technophobe.
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