A potpourri of faceless stories…
If you were wowed by the first O’Neil/Cowan Question omnibus, start making room on the shelf: The Question Omnibus by Dennis O’Neil and Denys Cowan Vol. 2 is planned for a fall 2023 release.
Dig the deep cuts in this official description from Penguin Random House, which handles DC in the book market:
THE QUESTION OMNIBUS BY DENNIS O’NEIL AND DENYS COWAN VOL. 2
Written by Dennis O’Neil. Illustrated by Denys Cowan.
The iconic reinvention of DC’s faceless detective continues in this collection of the 1980s series The Question!
What is the answer? Vic Sage doesn’t know for sure but he’s going to continue asking tough questions!
The Question Omnibus by Dennis O’Neil and Denys Cowan Vol. 2 is the perfect addition for any collector or fan of the Question! Collecting Azrael Plus #1, Green Arrow Annual #2-3, Question Quarterly #1-5, Showcase ’95 #3, The Brave and the Bold #1-6, The Question #28-36, The Question Annual #2, The Question Returns #1, Who’s Who #12!
A few thoughts:
— The 872-page hardcover lists for $125 and is scheduled for Nov. 21, 2023. Not even a preliminary cover has been released yet, so the art you see in this post are covers I’ve picked to represent the book. They’re in the edition, naturally.
— DC has another classic omnibus coming soon. Click here to check it out.
— Standard caveat: This has not been formally solicited by DC yet, so anything can change. It’s not even on Amazon yet. Keep coming to 13th Dimension for updates.
— The TOP 13 Denny O’Neil THE QUESTION Stories — RANKED. Click here.
— 13 COVERS: A DENYS COWAN Birthday Celebration. Click here.
March 25, 2023
I’m about halfway through Volume 1. I hadn’t read this stuff since it was first released in the ’80s. Pleasantly surprised by how well this holds up. It’s also great seeing Denys Cowan growing as an artist with each issue.
March 26, 2023
When I got my copy of Volume 1 I read it from cover to cover in a few days which is unusual for me. When I buy a big book like this I usually read a few stories, flick through the pages to see what’s in them, and then they live on my shelf until I build up the curiosity enough to continue. I have all of the stories in original form but haven’t read them for years. The stories in “The Question” is so good it kept my attention throughout.