Alter Ego: Vic Sage (Charles Victor Szasz)
Occupation: Vigilante, TV reporter
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: None
Base of Operations: Hub City
Weight: 185 lbs.
Hair: Reddish blond
Vic Sage was an orphan who never knew his parents. He was raised in the Hub City orphanage where he was named Charles Victor Szasz, taking the name Vic Sage later in life when he broke into television journalism.
As a crusading journalist, Sage developed a reputation
for his hard-hitting and brash styl of investigative
reporting on Hub City's KBEL-TV evening news. Sage
worked hard at exposing the crime that plagued the
city, but his efforts proved almost useless against
the tidal wave of corruption that threatened to engulf
Sage yearned to take more direct action in the fight
against crime, but it wasn't until his former
University proffesor, Aristotle Rodor, came to him
with information on Dr. Arby Twain, a doctor then
under Sage's investigative scrutiny, that this was
possible. Rodor and Twain had co-developed Pseudoderm,
a revolutionary artificial skin which, due to an
impurity in the gas that binds it to real skin, often
proved fatal to its recipients. The two men agreed to
abandon the flawed formula, but Rodor possessed
information that Twain was attemtping to sell
Pseudoderm to Third World Nations.
Sage decided to personally go after Twain and, at
Rodor's suggestion, donned a mask of Pseudoderm to
hide his well known features from view. Rodor's gas
bonded the mask to Sage's face, obliterating his
features and leaving him a nameless, faceless enigma
who came to be known as The Question.
Under the tutelage of a wheelchair-bound man known
only as "Richard," Sage developed his fighting skills
and learned a philosophy of life that was to shape his
moral and ethical behavior from that day forward.
Sage possesses an insatiable curiosity about the
world. This same quest for knowledge and thirst for
justice has led him into the field of investigative
journalism, and has driven him to seek out the answers
to his own philosophical dilemmas as The Question.