2 articles on Ditko's "The Question"


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In like of the upcoming movie of "The Watchmen" (see below for more), here are 2 articles on Steve Ditko's "The Question".

The Question backups in Blue Beetle: http://sacomics.blogspot.com/2009/02/question-mark.html

The Question solo in Mysterious Suspense: http://sacomics.blogspot.com/2009/02/singl...s-suspense.html

While most people are pretty negative on Ditko's shift to Objectivist themes, these 2 articles a pretty fair.

The Question was probably Ditko's first clearly Objectivist superhero. A more 'pure' version of him was done as "Mr. A.".

Sadly, as he did not own the Question, the Question was picked up by DC Comics when they bought the Charlton heroes, and others haven't kept the character true to his Objectivist roots (big surprise).

"The Watchmen" series, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, use characters based on the Charlton heroes. The Question became Rorshack. As Moore doesn't agree with Objectivism, Rorshack isn't a very nice character. While I like a lot of the stuff Moore has done, and think Watchmen is pretty good, I don't agree with his take on the character per say.

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