The Question Annual #2

Losing Face

Format: special issue
Binding: standard comic
Date: 1989
Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
Artists(s): Bill Wray, Shea Anton Pensa
Storyline: Charlie returned home and had Tot tend his wounds. They were out of bandages, so he used the Question's mask. They thought back on when they'd gotten into the Question business. Ten years prior, Vic was doing a news piece on a bad doctor. Tot had come to him with information, the doctor used to be his partner. They'd developed fake skin, but the binding could be toxic. Rodor gave Sage a mask of the material and the Question was born. He took care of the doctor and the men who he'd been selling the material to.
Green Arrow showed up at Rodor's. He'd been attacked by a no-face and was checking up on the Question. Two more no-faces burst in. They were after Tot. Vic ran into an old friend while out (a former flame who was now working the streets), and headed home. He found GA and Tot there; they talked about the attack. Twain, Rodor's old partnet, had finished his sentence and set up in Santa Prisca.
They called Batman, who arranged the travel plans. GA and Vic parachuted onto the island and were met by locals. They were imprisoned, but got out quickly and found the man they were looking for. They overheard him talking about bombing Hub City with the altered chemical.
GA headed home; the Question stuck around for Twain, who'd gotten a dose of his own chemical.


notes

  • Includes Who's Who entries on: The Question, Myra Ferman, Isadore O'Toole, Aristotle Rodor, and Lady Shiva.
  • "What's it been -- ten years?" "Something like that. I was teaching classes at the college and puttering aroun my lab at nights. And you were Hub City's youngest newscaster. You were barely twenty-one..." (Charlie, Tot)

    Green Arrow Annual #2

    Saving Face

    Format: special issue
    Binding: standard comic
    Date: 1989
    Writer(s): Dennis O'Neil
    Artists(s): Ed Hannigan, Dick Giordano, Frank McLaughlin
    Storyline: Green Arrow made way to the landing strip and watched a helicopter take off. He hijacked another and headed to Hub City in hope of stopping the terrorists from turning the citizens into zombies (the gas made people stop caring / feeling).
    The Question wandered off with a broken arm. The gas they'd experienced made his mask unable to be removed. He bumped into Gomez, a man who's empire he'd crumbled.
    GA got lucky - the helicopter landed and Juarez was there. He escaped when police came at GA. He met with Mayor Myra Fermin and she told him to get with Aristotle Rodor.
    GA learned from Tot that the gas was heavier than air. They got a call from the mayor: a trial run of the gas had been made at a local high school basketball game. 263 were affected, 37 were dead. At the scene, GA told Myra he wasn't sure if the "no-face guy" was alive or dead.
    The Question was ok. Gomez had turned over a new leaf. He cut a whole in the mask so he could eat.
    Ollie called him. Dinah convinced him to stay and see out the situation. An announcement was made over local TV and the people began an exodus. The streets and freeways jammed. GA got to the airport and stopped Juarez. The man shot up some of the cannisters. It affected only him and his men, as Tot had innoculated Green Arrow.
    Do Black Canaries Sing? backup story by Sarah Tyam (w), Dick Giordano and Joe Rubenstein (a)
    Dinah helped her mother track a boy who'd snatched her purse. The boy took the money from it and gave it to his poor family. She went in and hired him to work at her florist shop.
    Her mother tried to convince her to give up the life - she'd never get her "cry" back.


    notes

  • Includes Who's Who entries on: Green Arrow, Black Canary (both mother and daughter), Shado, James Cameron, and Speedy.