Icon #2 (June 1993):
“Police Action”
by Dwayne McDuffie, M. D. Bright, Mike Gustovich

Icon #2

Title: “Police Action”

Medium: comic

Cover date: June 1993

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Art by: M. D. Bright, Mike Gustovich

7 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Icon Icon (Augustus Freeman)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: I alien
The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 73
Rocket Rocket (Raquel Ervin) hero
  black; The Shadow Cabinet... 
[Icon's partner]
DC Milestone Media 58
Payback Payback (Kevin Franklin) hero
  Heroes; The Shadow Cabinet
DC Milestone Media 30
Sergeant Elliot supporting character
  S.H.R.E.D. (leader) DC Milestone Media 3
S.H.R.E.D. S.H.R.E.D. supporting character group
  [Dakota City's elite tactical police force] DC Milestone Media 8
Thomasina Jefferson Thomasina Jefferson supporting character
  black DC Milestone Media 14
Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
supporting character clergy/religious leader real/historical person
CBR Scale: M Baptist preacher
black DC 252

Reprints of this comic:
Icon: A Hero's Welcome (Jan. 1996): "Police Action"

Summary (from

Kevin Franklin (Payback) takes Mayor Jefferson hostage. Icon and Raquel face off against S.H.R.E.D., police unit to deal with super-powered beings. Icon convinces Rocket to leave and lets himself be arrested by S.H.R.E.D. The situation between Franklin and Jefferson intensifies as Icon and Rocket intervene. Franklin turns into a monster.