...The Question!
Banner: The Question by Denys Cowan

JL Unlimited #8

The Cover of Justice League Unlimited #8 by Carlo Barberi and Walden Wong
ENLARGE
Script: Adam Beechen
Pencils: Carlo Barberi
Inks: Walden Wong
Lettering: Phil Balsman
Colors: Heroic Age
Associate Editor: Jeanine Schaefer
Editor: Tom Palmer Jr.
Cover: Carlo Barberi and Walden Wong
Published by DC Comics

The Question finds a bomb on his weekly patrol of ventilation corridors, and he's afraid that one of his fellow Justice Leaguers may have put it there under the hypnosis of a mind-controlling villain.

He retires to his room and dismantles the bomb, keeping it secret in case his teammate still remains under a villain's control. He checks his files, kept in a lead-lined file cabinet armed with a self-protective napalm device, and eliminates all but a few of the Justice League's villains. He decides to investigate further.

The first stop is Arkham Asylum, where he rules out the Mad Hatter as a possibility -- the man is too busy drooling to do any harm. The next stop involves a search for the Fiddler, but it turns out that both of the Fiddler's arms are broken and he can't play his hypnotic violin.

The third stop finds the Question face to face with Lex Luthor. Luthor comments that the Question attempts to be an island from his teammates. He denies planting the bomb, saying that if he'd done it, he would have wanted the Justice League to know. The Question doesn't trust him, but he believes him.

As the Question returns to his room on the satellite, he finds himself face to face with the Martian Manhunter holding the casing of the bomb. Of course -- all the clues add up. Question turns on him, and brings him to the ground, grabbing the napalm from the file cabinet and hurling it into the Manhunter's chest.

The Question attempts to make a getaway via the transporter to Metropolis, but the Manhunter jumps in with him. The Manhunter corners him and wants to show him the truth via telepathy. When the Question realizes that the Manhunter could kill him if he wanted, he relinquishes.

The Question sees pictures in his head -- pictures of himself planting the bomb! The Manhunter had picked up telepathic frequencies and investigated until he found that the Question was under mind-control. Ironically, says the Manhunter, the Question's own paranoid nature foiled his own crime.

The culprit is Brainwave, and the Question and Martian Manhunter find out that while the criminal appeared to be in his cell, it was in actuality a clever hologram. They go to bring Brainwave to justice, but not before stopping, as the Question says, to pick up a few friends.

In the end, the Question learns not to be such a loner, and when he's cleaning up his quarters on the satellite, he finds that his new friend the Martian Manhunter stopping by to help out.

A more complete summary coming soon!

Characters

  • Vic Sage / The Question
  • Jervis Tetch / Mad Hatter
  • Isaac Bowin / The Fiddler
  • Lex Luthor
  • J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter
  • Henry King / Brainwave
  • The Justice League (see gallery)

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