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The Best Comics To Get To Know DC's The Question

Updated August 10, 2020 183 votes 29 voters15 items

List RulesVote up The Question comic book story arcs every fan must read.

The Question has been around the DC Universe since he first appeared in the pages of Blue Beetle#1 all the way back in 1967. Over more than half a century, The Question has been a major player in the DC Universe, but like the character's name implies, there's not a lot of people who know much about him. After all, he's only had a few short-lived series and spent most of his time appearing in other character's titles. As a result, there are plenty of readers who don't know much about The Question, who he (or she) is, and what the character is all about, which leads to a lot of... questions!

Over the 53+ years The Question has been busting up bad guys, there have been tons of comic books, great stories, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, comic book issues, story arcs, storylines, and one-shot books about The Question, making it hard to determine which is the best of The Question's greatest adventures. This list attempts the impossible by narrowing the best down to the top 15. You can also use this list as a Question comics reading guide.

Check out the stories listed below, and if you see your favorites, vote them up. Then check back to see which of these comics is the best The Question story ever told!

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    The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage

    The Question: The Deaths of Vi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comics To Get To Know DC's The Question
    Photo: DC Comics

    Story Found In: The Question #1-4

    Details: Vic Sage has been the man behind the mask, fighting against the forces of evil on the streets of Hub City as The Question, and he's been doing it for years. He knows who he needs to take down and why, but a conspiracy looms on the horizon, and Sage is about to get pulled into it face-first!

    When the conspiracy arrives from the heights of Hub City's powerful elite to the depths of its underground, will Sage be able to tell right from wrong? Vic Sage might just meet his end in the depths of Hub City, but with the passing of one Question, another stands on the sidelines awaiting her chance...

    A great storyline?
  • 2

    The Question: Zen And Violence

    The Question: Zen And Violence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comics To Get To Know DC's The Question
    Photo: DC Comics

    Story Found In: The Question #1-6

    Details: The Question is the faceless avenger of Hub City, a corrupt burg in need of some cleaning up at the hands of a vigilante. Fortunately, intrepid investigative reporter Vic Sage is out to reveal the truth of what's happening in the city, but when his work takes him to the depths of the city, it's time for The Question to come out and play.

    The Question can uncover the truths that Vic Sage cannot, and he's going to get to the truth, no matter what! In this story, The Question faces off against political intrigue, deadly martial artist assassins, and more. Writer Dennis O'Neill's take on the character is one of the highest acclaimed stories to feature The Question in the past 40 years, and is a must-read for anyone looking to learn everything there is to know about The Question!

    A great storyline?
  • 3

    The Question: Poisoned Ground

    The Question: Poisoned Ground is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comics To Get To Know DC's The Question
    Photo: DC Comics

    Story Found In: The Question #7-12

    Details: Vic Sage may be an investigative reporter by day, but when he's unable to find the truth in his day job, the mask comes on and The Question comes out! In "Poisoned Ground," The Question must track a dangerous killer to an island prison way out of his normal stomping grounds.

    Unfortunately, doing so brings him to the attention of another dangerous criminal; a gambling crimelord who has more answers The Question may have to get out of him using his fists!

    A great storyline?
  • 4

    DC Universe: Helltown

    DC Universe: Helltown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comics To Get To Know DC's The Question
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    Story Found In: DC Universe: Helltown

    Details: Unlike the other books on this list, DC Universe: Helltown is a novel, but not a graphic one! There aren't any illustrations in this incredible story written by famed The Question scribe Dennis O'Neill.

    The novel takes on several mysteries about Vic Sage, the man best known as The Question to the dregs of Hub City. What was Sage like as a kid, and how did he get into journalism? Did he always have a mind for vigilante work, or was there something — or someone — pushing him along the way to become the inimitable hero known as The Question?!

    A great storyline?
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