Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Cully Hamner
I’ve always been a big Question fan. I was introduced to the character in the Justice League Unlimited animated show, and I’ve done my best to read as much as I can of the character. When I heard that there would be a Convergence issue for The Question I knew that I had to pick it up. Before going to my local store I had no idea what the issue would be about, I thought it was going to be about Vic Sage (the original Question) but to my pleasant surprise it was his replacement Renee Montoya. I first read about Montoya in the fantastic “52” series and have been in love with her character ever since. I still need to track down and read “Gotham Central”.
This issue opens up in a disastrous Gotham city akin to the former Batman storyline No Man’s Land. We follow morally grey Two-Face as he attempts to gather medical supplies for Renee and a local clinic. The rest of the issue is mostly dialogue between Two-Face and Montoya’s alternate persona The Question.
Although this issue is mostly text it is quite enjoyable, the pacing is great and all the characters were well written. Two-Face was fantastic this issue showing the struggle that he has between his split personalities. He is a struggling suicidal man and in his own twisted way he is trying to be repentant for his past actions. Huntress is also in the issue as Renee’s current girlfriend and the banter between the two is great.
My main issue was the confusion that I initially encountered. There is an information page at the end of the book and it would have been more beneficial in the beginning. I had no idea what earth I was looking at, I basically had to guess for the majority of the issue. These Convergence issues really need to have a recap page. Other then that I can’t complain.
The art by Cully Hamner fit well with the tone of the issue. Although not my favorite, I can’t say it’s bad. Greg Rucka did a great job, the dialogue was great and so was the pacing. It’s a shame that this is only going to last for another issue, I’d love to read at least a mini-series with these characters.
Overall, a really enjoyable issue, looking forward to the next one. Definitely give this a pickup I cannot recommend it enough. I’m looking forward to see how they use the reveal at the end in the next issue.