(The) Question I
Nick Name
Man With No Face
Civilian ID

Charles Victor Szasz


Vic Sage




Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Crown City
Group Affiliation


Sentinels of Justice

Base of Operations

Crown City

Hub City

6' 2"
185 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Normal human with above average strength, stamina and agility for a man of his age.

Above average intelligence with skills as a detective and investigative reporter.

Excellent hand-to-hand combatant skilled in the martial arts.


Question Gas: Chemical compound released from a container stored in the belt used to change the color of hair or clothing as well as react with a mask temporarily cementing it to the wearers face.

Question Mask: Light-weight mask composed of the substance puedoderm used to totally conceal the features of the wearers, while allowing them to still see and breath.

Common Enemies
Lady Shiva
Regularly Appearing

52 Vol. 1

Blue Beetle Vol. 1 (Charlton)

The Question Vol. 1 & 2 (DC)

First Appearance

Blue Beetle Vol. 1 #1 (March, 1967)

Note: The Question was one of several superheroes published by Charlton Comics during the 1960's, which were canceled in lot by 1967.

Charlton's stable of characters was briefly controlled by independent publisher Americomics in the 1980's and then acquired by DC Comics. Charlton superheroes would appear in DC continuity during the Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Steve Ditko

An orphan named Charles Victor Szasz drifted as a young man before settling into a career as a television journalist assuming the name Vic Sage.

Outspoken about the ills of crime and corruption he desired to take a more direct hand in fighting injustice. His friendship with a professor lead the two men to create a masked identity for Sage.

Utilizing a special chemical designed to alter the color of pretreated clothing and hair and a mask which totally hid the features of the wearer, Sage began his crime-fighting career as the man without a face called the Question.

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