The Best DC Comic You've Never Heard Of

And why it's one you can't afford to miss.

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Considering the fact that DC Comics has been publishing superhero stories for over 80 years, it's actually quite surprising that a considerable chunk of the publisher's library hasn't been lost to the archives. Today, most of the company's classic comic book runs are all easily retrievable in collected editions, whether they be Batman, Superman, or someone much more obscure.

Unfortunately for Dennis O'Neil, Denys Cowan and Rick Magyar's Question, it's a comic that most DC fans are unlikely to have heard of - despite the character's cult status in the lauded Justice League Unlimited cartoon spearheaded by Dwayne McDuffie.

But while this might be the case, O'Neil and Cowan's reappraisal of the classic Steve Ditko creation ranks among the finest DC works of all time, and one more than deserving of the kind of status more commonly associated with the likes of Frank Miller's Daredevil, O'Neil and Neal Adams' Batman, or even their run on Green Arrow too.

O'Neil's influence - and indeed preeminence - goes without saying, but his and Cowan's philosophy-driven, nuanced examination of the superhero genre (and the eighties zeitgeist on top of that) is still overlooked. Here's why, if you can manage to track it down, you won't be left disappointed.

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