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Back at the golden old days of 2010, [personal profile] kingrockwell started a delicious series of posts about everyone's (?) favourite faceless vigilante. While reading those posts, I remembered how much I absolutely LOVED the O'Neil days back when I was a wee little lad. So I waited with eager anticipation for each and every post of that series, especially when he started to tackle the 80's incarnation of Vic Sage, a.k.a. The Question.

I don't really know what happened to our good poster, and I'm not sure if he chose to discontinue his series. However, I'll just assume they both took a temporary hiatus and, to keep the love for Vic Sage flowing (nothing personal, Renée!), I'm going to post two issues from the O'Neil run that can kind of stand-alone and will not, I hope, hamper [personal profile] kingrockwell's original idea of making longer posts with overarching themes.

Sorry about the images' layout. Still getting the hang of it )

That wraps up the first issue I wanted to post about O'Neil's The Question. Not one of the strongest, but nevertheless an interesting and intriguing story. That's more than I can say about the next one, in which O'Neil manages to combine my two favourite characters and come out with a disappointing result. I'll try to post it this week.

Meanwhile, give me your thoughts on this one, ok?
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I just found my copy of "The Shadow Strikes!" #7, March 1990, which is a tribute to another Shadow incarnation, the radio show.



Eight pages of twenty-four of the lead story, one page of three of the backup feature.

Criminals are a cowardly, superstitious lot )

Your thoughts and comments?

Remember, the weed of crime bears bitter fruit! The Shadow knows!
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The final issue of the Earthplague portion of the Bloodlines annuals introduced the odd super being  known as Mongrel.

To say he has anger issues would be an understatement. This issue has a few things that bug me and would throw many off so I'll try to make it as clear as I can. Their are a few times jumps around in the story and perhaps most annoyingly is the effort to try explaining Hawkman's apparent status quo at the time, which well, I have no idea about and am ignoring it as best as I can.

19 pages from a 57 page story.

This Half Cambodian DC character makes the other one look like a ray of sunshine )

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O'Neil: Vic the Seeker (pt 5)

I've worn myself out doing little dances over the announcement for Question #37, so I figured I'd celebrate another way, especially since it's been a month and a half since my last post in this series.

We're going through Question v1 #'s 13 & 14 today, a two-parter that runs Vic's endurance, conviction, martial training and detective skills through the gauntlet as he takes on a elite special forces unit gone rogue. I was originally going to put #15 in this post as well, but after re-reading it I'm still not quite sure of my take on it, and it's subject matter is heavy enough that it should be analyzed on its own.

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A Martial Arts Week special!


O'Neil: Vic the Seeker (pt 4)
The Great Fables Crossover! (sorry Vertigo fans, not that one)

In 1988, Denny O'Neil set off to tell a great martial arts epic, and close the book on the O-Sensei, the old master introduced in Kung-Fu Fighter, responsible for teaching Richard Dragon, Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva. While I prolly should've held this one off until after I'd posted the arc from Question v1 16-18, where Vic and Ollie first met, well, who's fault was it starting Martial Arts Week now?
But though this crossover takes place in titles starring Batman, Green Arrow and The Question,
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O'Neil: Vic the Seeker (pt 3)
Tot's Reckoning

There comes a time in every title's life where the supporting characters must take center-stage and play the largest role in a story-arc's major plot while the star runs around around looking silly and ineffectual.
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O'Neil: Vic the Seeker (pt 2)

After the first arc, O'Neil's series tended toward Vic confronting a Curiousity of the Month, set against the backdrop of a Hub City trying desperately (and mostly failing) to put itself back together.
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O'Neil: Vic the Seeker (pt 1)
featuring the Post-Crisis debuts of Tot, Lady Shiva and Richard Dragon!

When last we left our hero, he was brought up on charges by the Cool Quota Cops. In the two months between his appearance in Blue Beetle and the debut of his very first self-titled series, he was found by a jury of his super-cool peers guilty of hubris in the first-degree.
The sentence, carried out February 1987 by Dennis O'Neil and Denys Cowan...

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