The Question #37
Written by Dennis O'Neil & Greg Rucka
Art by Dennis O'Neil, Bill Sienkiewicz & John Stanisci
As a one shot, this issue fails in just about every regard.
It also fails as issue 37 of O’Neil’s fantastic and definitive take on the Question.
As a conclusion to some things that were brought up in 52, it works.
As a tie-in to Blackest Night, it is somewhat muddled.
The Question is a character that I dearly love. For those of you that have participated in the group for a number of years, my first anniversary thread so me cover in lengthy detail Vic’s first Solo comic. SO it is fitting that on my third of these crazy threads, I would cover another book featuring one of my favorite characters.
Renee as the Question has been a mixed bag, I loved the 52 story but the Crime Bible stuff bored me. The current story in Detective has never really felt like it has gotten its legs off the ground. This starts off all cylinders firing… well once Shiva shows up any how.
By the way, how awesome is the team up of Cowan & Sienkiewicz? The other guy who inks the last few pages blows Punchy’s cock, but C&S rock the shit out of this comic. The fight between Shiva and Renee is the closest I have seen to an American Comic looking like what Amlah and I are always raving about Mr. Inoue. The book could have just been this fight, should have been really, cause it was awesome.
As to the story, it is hella muddled, Rucka and O’Neil probably should have done another rewrite because the ideas just clash for a bit. However, I love the bit when Sage expresses his disappointment in Renee’s tenure in his mask. For readers unfamiliar with the characters, this is going to seem a mess, mostly because it is, but because names are changing back and forth and roles are not really explained until towards the end.
I liked this book and if you are big fan of The Question, you will too. Everyone else should probably stay away.