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Don't Give Up Yet; DC's #5 Strangest Superhero

When stepping into the role of a superhero, people like to speculate on the qualities that separate them from normal people. For example, we already know that Superman qualifies because he has super strength, invulnerability, flashy heat vision and so forth; The Flash fits the mold because he can run faster than time. And in most cases, that's how we typically define super-people, by the incredible powers they have.

But what if all those speculators were wrong? What if the "power" that makes someone a superhero is persistence and cleverly-implemented determination? Would that be enough?

Well, if you're not sure, ask Charles Victor Szasz, an investigative journalist who adopted the alias Victor Sage. Acquiring a strange membrane-textured mask (made of Pseudoderm), he became The Question, a slightly off-kilter superhero focused on finding the truth and exposing evil and secret plots. Since his inception at the hands of Steve Ditko, this low-key, philosophical, and yet, sometimes deranged crimefighter has proven that there's more to superheroism than fancy gadgets or ray blasts. More...

The Question has been nominated in the #5 spot for DC's Top 10 Strangest Superheroes, a countdown list provided by TSL. If you're interested in superheroes or villains, or you just like to wear a cape while hanging around the house, Check out this List!

If you'd like to see a variant of The Question available in the animated world, you can rent or purchase Justice League Unlimited, seasons 1 and 2. Although he's only represented in one of their episodes, the entire set of DVDs are pretty awesome with appearances by a mass assortment of good-and bad-guys. For example, you'll get some Joker and Lex Luthor, but you'll also get Black Manta, Grodd, and Toyman. And while Green Arrow and Captain Atom have guest star roles, there's also cameos with The Elongated Man, Booster Gold, and more.

JLU is a great animated set. Even if you think you're too grown up for cartoons, it's worth collecting. And besides, it's the one time you'll be able to sit down with your 7-year old and enjoy the same show...

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