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

Who's Who #19

(Volume XIX) / Sept. 1986

The Cover of Who's Who #19 by George Perez
Artist: Steve Ditko
Writer: Mike W. Barr, Paul Levitz, Bob Rozakis, Greg Weisman
Cover: Ernie Colon
Production: Todd Klein
Colors: Anthony Tollin, Len Wein, Tatjana Wood, and Tom Ziuko
Editor: Robert Greenberger
Sept. 1986 / DC Comics

Alter Ego: Victor (Vic) Sage
Occupation: Television journalist
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: None
Base of Operations: Chicago
First Appearance: Blue Beetle #1 (second series)
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Reddish blond


Crusading journalist Vic Sage made a name for himself by opposing crime and corruption in its myriad forms. He was, however, ultimately frustrated at not being able to to take a more direct hand in the fight against crime. One of his friends, Professor Rodor, had developed a special gas that could help transform hair and clothing colors. In addition to a specially deisigned mask, Rodor helped outfit Sage for a more involved campaign and thus was born The Question. Taking to the streets of Chicago, the Question began terrorizing criminals of all kinds and let the word be known that crime would no longer be tolerated in "his" city. He often elicits information from recalcitrant thugs by threatening to expose them to the same gas that changes him into the Question. They assume this exposure is fatal, though it's effects are probably harmless. The Question works, outside the law if he must, to maintain the same ideals he upholds as Vic Sage -- to see that justice is done by the equal application of an unbending, objective standard of ethics to all men and their actions.


When Vic Sage wishes to transform himself into the Question, he releases gas concealed in his belt. This gas reacts with chemicals previously sprayed on his hair and suit, causing a color change. The gas also cements a mask to Sage's face that is virtually weightless yet disguises his features totally. The Question possesses no superhuman powers but is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant and keeps himself in excellent physical shape.

The Question from Who's Who #19, by Steve Ditko