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The Question v.1 #16

"...Who Was That Masked Man" - May 1988

The Cover of The Question #16 by Denys Cowan
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

Detective Izzy O'Toole has gotten the Hub City police and fire department on his back now that he's gone clean. After saving him from an attempt to kill him by arson, The Question asks O'Toole to endorse Myra Fermin.

Meanwhile, international arms dealers calling themselves Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid set their sights on making Hub City a hole-in-the-wall haven for criminals. The only person they see as an obstacle is Hub City cop, Izzy O'Toole.

Sundance pilots a helicopter and sends rockets into O'Toole's apartment. The rough and gruff cop survives, but four others don't.

Now that O'Toole has become a target of an outsider, the same cops that tried to kill him offer to protect him. The Question tries to warn him not to go up to his room because Sundance is waiting for him. O'Toole's brothers in blue delay the Question as Sundance pulls his gun on the lieutenant. O'Toole takes a bullet in the chest.

The Question takes the killer down as the cop gets up. He was spared by a bullet proof vest -- the second time it saved his life, as the reason he survived the rocket attack was that he was in the basement searching for the vest.

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  • Izzy O'Toole
  • Vic Sage / The Question
  • Myra Connelly Fermin
  • Robert LeRoy "Butch Cassidey" Parker
  • Sundance Kid
  • Finch
  • Harry Skevatz


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