The Question is a fictional character, a comic book superhero that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The original was created by writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in Blue Beetle #1 (June 1967) by Charlton Comics. The character was acquired by DC Comics in the early 1980s and incorporated into the DC Universe. Following the events of the 2006_2007 miniseries 52, his protege Renee Montoya took up his mantle and became his successor. As conceived by Ditko, the Question was an adherent of Objectivism during his career as a minor Charlton hero, much like Ditko's earlier creation, Mr. A. In a 1987_1990 solo series from DC, the character developed a Zen-like philosophy.