THE QUESTION by Denny O’Neill and Denys Cowan. I know, I know, technically not a Bat-Comic. But he does appear, so whatever.
Honestly, it’s one of the best comics ever published. O’Neill is a master of comics, and Cowan is a great gritty artist (At least he is here).
The Question is Vic Sage, a reporter in Hub City, who’s taking a stance on corruption and crime.
But O’Neill makes it much more. It’s also about, well like the first collection is called, Zen and Violence.
DC finally began collecting this great 80s series in 2007, although I would still recommend hunting down the singles. Why? Because of the letter pages. O’Neill included a recommended reading list in each issue, about a subject the issue dealt with, and sometimes not. But it was definitely interesting, and I wish DC would reprint the letter pages in the trades. Either way, this series is definitely worth your time, even if Batman only appears a little.