With her ex-girlfriend and her new roommate in two, The Question has to fight for her own survival, all the while trying to decide whether she has the right to kill an innocent man to save her city… Your Major Spoilers review of Convergence: The Question #2 awaits!
Or – “Six Degrees Of Walter Kovacs…” With all the recent talk about a Watchmen prequel, I started thinking about the days before Watchmen was an untouchable institution, before it was a movie, even before it was a million-selling trade paperback. I started thinking about the days when Watchmen had an official DC Role-Playing Game supplement, when talk of action figures had us all in a rage, when DC actually DID an in-continuity sequel to Watchmen and– Oh, wait. You hadn’t heard about that last one? Well, looks like we have something to talk about, don’t we?
Or – “I’ll Never Long For What Might Have Been…” Starting in the 1950s, Charlton Comics began experimenting with superhero tales, debuting Captain Atom late in the decade, transitioning into the mid-60’s with the full slate of Action Heroes (Blue Beetle, The Question, Peacemaker and friends) before sliding off into eventual oblivion. These days, the Charlton Action Heroes are probably best known for inspiring the story that became Watchmen, but DC’s updated version of Captain Atom and Blue Beetle ended up factoring heavily in the JLI, while the Question went on to a long run under the pen of Denny
Or – “Named For The Roman God Martius, God Of War…” Not to be confused with famed Martian general Marvin, whose computers are so complex and naughty… Traditionally, this month has signaled the beginning of the season of military campaigns, and also the time when college basketball generals lead their troops unto the field of battle. For me, working in small-market TV for as long as I did, it’s a month which signals mighty pains in the butt, which explains why this is technically the FEBRUARY edition of RFR. We apologize for the inconvenience… Better to just press on.
Or – “Come To The Dark Side…Â They Have Cookies!” During the events of ’52,’ the Religion of Crime was fixated on “the twice-named daughter of Kane,” and spent a great deal of time trying to skewer Batwoman in accordance with the prophecy.Â They failed in stabbing her to death, but didn’t disappear, resurfacing with a new leader, a crazy white-skinned woman known as Alice.Â During their intial encounter, Batwoman was stunned to have Alice refer to “our father,” before swan-diving into the freezing polluted waters of Gotham Bay.Â Is Alice a loon, or is she genuine?Â And does this
One of the Legion of Spoilerites attending the Armageddon Comic Con in New Zealand dropped us a quick note from one of the panels.Â The attendee told us that Greg Rucka let slip that Dennis O’Neil would be working with him on the Blackest Night: The Question issue.Â This news hasn’t been announced from DC yet, and the January solicitations don’t mention O’Neil anywhere in the issue info, so for now, we’ll say O’Neil is rumored to be working with Rucka until something more official is announced. Thanks for the head’s up Dan!
The figure that everyone has been asking for for the last three years is finally getting made.Â Mattel has told Action Figure Insider that it will be unveiling the JLU Question this week at San Diego.Â Head over to the ACI site to see the full image, it looks great! Now if only the company had made a Renee Montoya figure from the Batman Animated Series, the grooviness would be complete. via Action Figure Insider
Or – “The Question And Answers…” The character of Renee Montoya was one of the centerpieces of 52, traveling a complicated arc from drunkard to acolyte to hero in her own right over the course of the year, coming to grips with mortality, her own weaknesses, even the people who had been hurt by her actions in the past. Her transformation into The Question was probably the most satisfying of all the main characters’ stories, and her relationship with Batwoman (another interesting character) made for the possibility of ongoing drama with the newest media darling superhero. So, is it me,
Damn, you gotta love paranoid mysteries that are fun for all ages! I love the Justice League animated series, and as much as everyone wants to see a live action movie featuring the line up of leaguers, it will never ever approach the coolness of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. One of the better characters to emerge from the JLU series was, without a doubt, The Question played by Jeffrey Combs (you may remember Mr. Combs from the Re-Animator movies). Unlike Vic Sage from 52 or the 1987 O’Neil run, the JLU Vic Sage sees a conspiracy around every