Comics legends Dennis O’Neil and Denys Cowan’s reinvention of long-time Charlton Comics character (and the inspiration for Watchmen’s Rorschach) will be collected in DC’s upcoming The Question Vol. 1 Omnibus.
O’Neil and Cowan kept most of the elements of Steve Ditko’s original faceless detective in their 1987 series, but added a new Zen philosophy and a guilty conscience to the protector of Hub City.
Along with O’Neil and Cowan’s work, other artists represented in the omnibus (primarily inking Cowan’s work through most of the series) include Rick Magyar, Dick Giordano, Malcolm Jones III, Bill Wray. The stunning covers by Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz are also thankfully reproduced in the collection, which consists of: The Question #1-27, The Question Annual #1, Green Arrow Annual #1, and Detective Comics Annual #1.
While most of Vic Sage’s 1980s adventures are contained in the omnibus, but the rest of the issues in the series (#28-36 and Annual #2) are not included in this volume (also by O’Neil and Cowan). DC comics did release trade paperback collections of the entire The Question series (in six volumes) from 2007-2010, so it is likely that a second volume will complete the series and add some of the more recent mini-series featuring the faceless hero by Greg Rucka and Rick Veitch.
The entire first volume weights in at 916 pages with a suggested retail price of $99.99.
Look for The Question Omnibus by Dennis O’Neil and Denys Cowan Vol. 1 on June 28 at your local comic shop.