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Graphic Novel Review

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The Question
Volume 2
Poisoned Ground


Author: Dennis O'Neil
Artist: Denys Cowan
Titan Books
RRP: £12.99, US $19.99
ISBN-13: 978 1 84576 839 3
ISBN-10: 1 84576 839 6
Available 23 May 2008

Investigative reporter Vic Sage - the faceless, morally conflicted avengers known as The Question - survived a brutal attack and was left for dead. But now he's returned to Hub City, delving into Eastern philosophy as he battles crime and crooked politicians. In this second volume of the acclaimed series from the '80s, The Question tracks down a doctor who punishes evildoers according to their crimes, becomes involved with a mysterious gambling crimelord who was raised by wolves, and makes a rescue attempt when his good friend Tot is kidnapped - all while his relationship with Myra begins to heat up...

Poisoned Ground collects issues #7-12 of The Question comic book series. Created by comics legend Steve Ditko, the faceless avenger known as The Question is one of comics' most mysterious and fascinating heroes. Investigative reporter Vic Sage - brought back from the dead as the philosophical, trench coated hero The Question - continues to uncover the rampant corruption and social decay of his adopted home, Hub City.

When he investigates a huge chemical plant causing unprecedented toxic pollution, he attracts some dangerous attention, and even his new outlook and martial arts training may not be enough to protect him.

This collection is very much a product of its time. It's pretty obvious that this is a series from the late '80s, but it's still very enjoyable. Whether you remember this from its original run, or are picking this up for the first time, The Question is an entertaining series that you'll get plenty of fun out of reading.


Nick Smithson

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