Icon #3 (July 1993):
by Dwayne McDuffie, M. D. Bright, Mike Gustovich

Icon #3

Title: “Payback”

Medium: comic

Cover date: July 1993

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

5 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
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

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

Summary (from

Payback faces off with Icon and Rocket. Rocket chases after Payback as Icon saves the mayor from terrorists. Payback drops some hints that the Big Bang was a set up (implicates the Mayor). Icon arrests Payback and promises to investigate the Big Bang. Icon tells Raquel that she is pregnant.