The Question v.1 #15
"Epitaph For a Hero" - Apr. 1988
- Script: Dennis O'Neil
- Pencils: Denys Cowan
- Inks: Rick Magyar
- Lettering: Steve Haynie
- Colors: Tatjana Wood
- Editor: Mike Gold
- Cover: Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz
- Published by DC Comics
A series of lynchings of black men in Hub City puts Vic Sage on the case. The reporter crosses paths with bigoted P.I. and racist joke-cracker Loomis McCarthy.
Circumstantial evidence points to McCarthy as the killer and, as the Question, Vic stakes out McCarthy's hotel room. While there, a man bursts in and starts shooting.
Vic eventually follows McCarthy to the residence of the man who owned the gun from the hotel attack. McCarthy confronts local businessman John Figlia and commends him for killing the black men. He promises not to turn him in because he was only hired by the local Klan leader to determine if the Klan was involved in the killings.
But the killer, hired by Figlia, makes another attempt to kill McCarthy. The detective, being choked from the rear, shoots his attacker dead.
Vic reports all that he learned, giving due credit to McCarthy because he doesn't want to owe the dislikable man.
After the broadcast, Figlia attacks Vic. McCarthy steps between Vic and the bullet. McCarthy dies from the wounds, seemingly leaving Vic beholden to the man.
A more complete summary coming soon!
- Loomis McCarthy
- Vic Sage / The Question
- Royal Dinsmore
- Myra Connelly Fermin
- Caleb Phillips
- Tot Rodor
- Jackie Figlia
- New Office Assistant
Trivia / Minutiae
- 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
- The Denny O'Neil Message Board at World Famous Comics Community
- From the Cyber-Den at World Famous Comics Community
- The O'Neil Observer Internet Archive cache
- Interview with Denny O'Neil - Conducted by staff of VicSage.com
- "I Was a Teen-Age Comics Artist" - Interview with Denys Cowan
- Catching Up With Denys Cowan - Interview with Newsarama
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