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Old August 7th, 2006   The Flash is offline   #1
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Can anyone list a few cool quotes from The Question? Mainly from the O' Neil series. I'm thinking of collecting some of the issues. Thanks.
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Old August 8th, 2006   The Flash is offline   #4
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Anyone? Just a few, would be nice.
 
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Old August 8th, 2006   Matches is offline   #5
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It's kind of a tough question. (pun unintended) O'Neil's Question wasn't all that talkative, and the things he did say weren't particularly witty. Great series, but not a lot of good one-liners.
 
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Old August 8th, 2006   The Flash is offline   #6
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It's kind of a tough question. (pun unintended) O'Neil's Question wasn't all that talkative, and the things he did say weren't particularly witty. Great series, but not a lot of good one-liners.
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JLU had a LOT of them

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Yeah, having read all the O'Neil Question issues (except for Question Quarterly #4, which has eluded me for years), I can tell you to not expect the hilariously creepy conspiracy theorist of the JLU cartoon. He's rather quiet and reserved (being more of a Zenlike character), and not known for wisecracks or memorable pronouncements. Still, it's a solid series if you like the character, just not a GREAT one.
 
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JLU had a LOT of them

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The O'Neil Question saved the witticisms for the other characters. I think it was the first time we saw Shiva say her line about breaking an arm in a way that would make it never heal.

The big trademark for The Question was how he survived in impossible ways that weren't his doing. Like at the end of the first issue he gets taken down by Lady Shiva, beaten by the thugs she's working with, shot, point blank, in the side of the head with an assassin's air pistol and dumped in the harbor. He lives only because his mask partially deflected the shot and the pellet travelled along the line of the skull instead of penetrating.

Another time, he's been pushed out of an airplane over the city and is falling to his death. A terminally ill cancer patient goes to the roof of the Hospital, looks up with his arms wide open, embracing the sky, and The Question lands on him, killing the patient but he is able to walk away.

It was a very philisophical book and for the time very violent. Probably the grimmest of the Grim and Gritty books, especially pre-Vertigo. For example one of the one shot villains was called The Mikado. He went around murdering people in fitting ways - like the abusive, overweight bubba who would starve his family to keep them in line. Mikado paralyzes him in the front seat of the Bubba's Truck, draws a scalpel and then asks, "Are you familiar with the term flense?"

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The O'Neil Question saved the witticisms for the other characters. I think it was the first time we saw Shiva say her line about breaking an arm in a way that would make it never heal.

The big trademark for The Question was how he survived in impossible ways that weren't his doing. Like at the end of the first issue he gets taken down by Lady Shiva, beaten by the thugs she's working with, shot, point blank, in the side of the head with an assassin's air pistol and dumped in the harbor. He lives only because his mask partially deflected the shot and the pellet travelled along the line of the skull instead of penetrating.

Another time, he's been pushed out of an airplane over the city and is falling to his death. A terminally ill cancer patient goes to the roof of the Hospital, looks up with his arms wide open, embracing the sky, and The Question lands on him, killing the patient but he is able to walk away.

It was a very philisophical book and for the time very violent. Probably the grimmest of the Grim and Gritty books, especially pre-Vertigo. For example one of the one shot villains was called The Mikado. He went around murdering people in fitting ways - like the abusive, overweight bubba who would starve his family to keep them in line. Mikado paralyzes him in the front seat of the Bubba's Truck, draws a scalpel and then asks, "Are you familiar with the term flense?"

Denny O'Neil loved the Shiva character - it is not an accident that the stories where she trained Batman and Tim Drake happened while he was the editor in charge of the Bat Office.
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Another time, he's been pushed out of an airplane over the city and is falling to his death. A terminally ill cancer patient goes to the roof of the Hospital, looks up with his arms wide open, embracing the sky, and The Question lands on him, killing the patient but he is able to walk away.
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One story that I don't personally remember well, but that gets talked about on wikipedia and other sites, is the one where Vic Sage reads Watchmen and decides to try to solve crime like Rorschach. He goes out, gets his butt kicked royally, and the final line is "Rorschach sucks!"
 
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One story that I don't personally remember well, but that gets talked about on wikipedia and other sites, is the one where Vic Sage reads Watchmen and decides to try to solve crime like Rorschach. He goes out, gets his butt kicked royally, and the final line is "Rorschach sucks!"
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Whoops, 32...42...10 off
 
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Another time, he's been pushed out of an airplane over the city and is falling to his death. A terminally ill cancer patient goes to the roof of the Hospital, looks up with his arms wide open, embracing the sky, and The Question lands on him, killing the patient but he is able to walk away.
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