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Who's Who from Question Annual #2

July 1989

The Cover of Question Annual #2 by Ed Hannigan and Malcolm Jones III
Artist: Denys Cowan
Writer: Denny O'Neil
Cover: Ed Hannigan and Malcolm Jones III
July 1989 / DC Comics

Alter Ego: Victor (Vic) Sage
Occupation: TV reporter
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: None
Base of Operations: Hub City
Current Status: Active
First Appearance: Blue Beetle #1 (fourth series, June, 1967)
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Reddish blond


Vic Sage was an orphan who never knew his parents. He was raised in the Hub City orphanage where he was named Charles Victor Szasz, taking the name Vic Sage later in life when he broke into television journalism.

As a crusading journalist, Sage developed a reputation for his hard-hitting and brash style of investigative reporting on Hub City's KBEL-TV evening news. Sage worked hard at exposing the crime that plagued the city, but his efforts proved almost useless against the tidal wave of corruption that threatened to engulf the city.

Sage yearned to take more direct action in the fight against crime, but it wasn't until his former University professor, Aristotle Rodor, came to him with information on Dr. Arby Twain , a doctor then under Sage's investigative scrutiny, that this was possible. Rodor and Twain had co-developed Pseudoderm, a revolutionary artificial skin which, due to an impurity in the gas that binds it to real skin, often proved fatal to its recipients. The two men agreed to abandon the flawed formula, but Rodor possessed information that Twain was attempting to sell Pseudoderm to Third World Nations.

Sage decided to personally go after Twain and, at Rodor's suggestion, donned a mask of Pseudoderm to hide his well-known features from view. Rodor's gas bonded the mask to Sage's face, obliterating his features and leaving him a nameless, faceless enigma who came to be known as The Question.

Under the tutelage of a wheelchair-bound man he knows only as "Richard," Sage developed his fighting skills and learned a philosophy of life that was to shape his moral and ethical behavior from that day forward.

Sage possesses an insatiable curiosity about the world. This same quest for knowledge, and thirst for justice has led him into the field of investigative journalism, and has driven him to seek out the answers to his own philosophical dilemmas as The Question.

The Question from Question Annual #2, by Denys Cowan