Batman Chronicles #15
"An Answer in the Rubble" - Dec. 1998
- Script: Greg Rucka
- Pencils: Roger Cruz
- Inks: Sean Parsons
- Lettering: Clem Robins
- Colors: Pamela Rambo
- Editor: Darren Vincenzo and Jordan B. Gorfinkel
- Cover: Dan Norton
- Published by DC Comics
In the wake of the No Man's Land earthquake, the Huntress watches a van that's supposed to be delivering much needed medicine get robbed. What she doesn't know is that someone is watching her. She swoops in with arrows flying to save the life of the driver, and leaps out of the way of machine gun fire. Soon, all the men are incapacitated, but....
The Question appears in a wisp of smoke, catching the blade that the Huntress has just hurled at him. "Nice shot," he says. "But are you sure I'm your enemy?" She tells him that the role of cryptic male superhero's alreadly been filled in Gotham.
The van's been sprayed with gunfire and isn't going anywhere. The Question and Huntress both shoulder a box of meds and walk to a medicine tent. The Question comments that the morphine should ease the woman's pain, but Huntress says she cries for justice. The Question tells the heroine that the hijacked drugs are being rerouted through Hub City. As he points out what she did wrong at the van, she -- a teacher -- recognizes the tone that she'd take with slow students. She realizes he's right though -- she's not looking at the bigger picture.
The pair track down the supply sergeant -- the man who sets up the hijackings -- but he refuses to name his buyer. No need -- his buyer arrives in the tent, guns in tow, a National Guard lieutenant along with a group of other soldiers.
The Huntress and the Question make quick work of the guardsmen, but the Question isn't looking for fighting prowess. The Huntress lowers her crossbow between the eyes of the guardsman. "Does she see?" he wonders. She instead fires to the right, into the ground beside him. "She can be saved. She does see," the Question concludes.
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- Vic Sage / The Question
- Helena Bertinelli / The Huntress
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- The Official DC Comics Website
- The Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- Mikel Midnight's Golden Age Directory
- Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics
- Who's Whose in the DC Universe
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