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The Question Investigates His Own History in DC Black Label Series

DC Black Label announced that writer Jeff Lemire and artists Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz titled The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage.

"At last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Dan DiDio and I were talking about pie in the sky dream projects, and immediately I said the Question with Denys Cowan because Denys’ and Denny O’Neil’s run on The Question was definitive and so far ahead of its time," Lemire told io9. "They had such a singular voice they channeled into the character, and it just spoke to me."

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The series will investigate a mystery involving The Question's discovery that he is caught in a vicious cycle of reincarnation, dating back to the 1930s Old West.

"As much as I loved Denys’ run, we’re not exactly trying to continue that story with this series because it isn’t my place to do that, but I did want to remix and revisit some of the ideas at work there in a way that made them feel even more relevant in 2019," he added. "There’s a lot of that same ambition to tell a story with a political edge and social relevance, but it’s also a really just a great detective story."

As for the "question" of whether Renee Montoya, who also donned the Question role in DC, will make an appearance, Lemire confirms this is strictly a Vic Sage tale.

"This is definitely a Vic Sage story and always was from the jump," Lemire said. "I wanted to go back to what Denny and Denys did, and I always felt like Renee Montoya really belongs to Greg Rucka and he understands her voice so, so well. I love his stories with Renee as the Question and didn’t want to step on any toes."

The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage, by Jeff Lemire, Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz, goes on sale Nov. 20.

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