The Question is one of the great supporting players in the DC Universe, and one of comic book icon (and Spider-Man co-creator) Steve Ditko’s most lasting legacies.
In appropriately contradictory fashion, The Question’s two most memorable starring roles are clearly outside the standard realm of DC Comics. In the early 2000’s, The Question regularly stole scenes in the animated Justice League Unlimited and of course, the character serves as the foundation for Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen creation, Rorschach.
As a result, the Question’s actual comic book legacy is fairly minimal (especially compared to DC character’s who have been around for decades), with a late 80s run serving as the character’s longest ongoing by far.
Below you’ll find a complete guide to the DC Comics appearances of Vic Sage, Renee Montoya, and the visage of The Question!
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The Question Collected Edition Reading Order
Action Heroes Archives, Vol. 2
Collects: Captain Atom #83-89, Blue Beetle #1-5, Mysterious Suspense #1 And Charlton Bullseye #1, 2 And 5, Plus The Title Story Intended For Blue Beetle #6 (Published In Charlton Portfolio #9-10) As Well As An 8-Page Question Story By Alex Toth
The Question, Vol. 1: Zen and Violence
Collects: The Question #1 To #6
The Question Vol. 2: Poisoned Ground
Collects: The Question #7 To #12
The Question, Vol. 3: Epitaph for a Hero
Collects: The Question #13 To #18
The Question, Vol. 4: Welcome To Oz
Collects: The Question #19 To #24
Collects: The Question #25 To #30
Question Vol. 6: The Peacemaker
Collects: The Question #31 To #36
Batman & Huntress: A Cry for Blood
Collects: Gotham Central #1-40
Collects: The Question #1 To #6
Written by Rick Veitch with art by Tommy Lee Edwards. To my knowledge the final series with Vic Sage as the Question prior to the events of 52.
Collects: 52 #1 To #52
The Question: Five Books of Blood
Collects: Crime Bible: The Five Lessons Of Blood #1-5
Collects: Detective Comics #854 To #863
Collects: Batman Annual #27, Detective Comics Annual #11, Batman Annual #28, Detective Comics #12
Collects: Final Crisis: Revelations #1 To #3
Writer Greg Rucka weaves Question into a Spectre story also featuring Batwoman, Kate Kane! Actually connects pretty directly to the events of Final Crisis, so recommended knowledge of the main event!
Collects: Multiversity: Pax Americana #1
Collects: Convergence The Question #1 To #2
While I think the vast majority of Convergence is best left forgtton, the Greg Rucka written Question two issue tie-in is well worth a read.
Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage
Collects: Question The Deaths of Vic Sage #1 to #3
A DC Black Label book by Jeff Lemire, Denys Cowan, and Bill Sienkiewicz!
Collects: Lois Lane #1 to #12
The Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins twelve issue Lois series includes plenty of support from Rucka favorite Renee Montoya.
Ya gotta add Montoya’s role as Lois Lane’s muscle in Rucka’s 2019 run!
You’re gods amongst mortals for the work you beautiful people do here btw. <3
Akshat Sood says
It’s a decent reading order, but you forgot to mention some issues from the main run of the comics
The Question: Annual #1 (Sept 1988)
The Question: Annual #2 (Sept 1989)
The Question Returns (Feb 1997)
The Question #37 (Feb 2010)
George Porter says
That is correct,but also missing is The Question Quarterly # 1-5
The Question Quarterly #1 (Autumn 1990)
The Question Quarterly #2 (Summer 1991)
The Question Quarterly #3 (Autumn 1991)
The Question Quarterly #4 (Winter 1991)
The Question Quarterly #5 (Spring 1992)