Icon #15 (July 1994):
“Living in a Dream World”
by Dwayne McDuffie, M. D. Bright, Mike Gustovich

Icon #15

Title: “Living in a Dream World”

Medium: comic

Cover date: July 1994

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

11 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
Superboy Superboy (Conner Kent) hero
CBR Scale: I Methodist
The Legion of Super-Heroes; The Ravers...  DC 535
Rocket Rocket (Raquel Ervin) hero
  black; The Shadow Cabinet... 
[Icon's partner]
DC Milestone Media 58
Parasite Parasite (Rudy Jones) villain
  [1st app: Firestorm (vol. 2) #58 (Apr. 1987)] DC 126
Hardware Hardware (Curtis Metcalf) hero
  black; The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 97
Edwin Alva Edwin Alva villain scientist
CBR Scale: M obsessed with power
System DC Milestone Media 39
Rift Rift (Fred Bentson) villain
  [postal worker] DC 4
Alva Technologies Alva Technologies villain group
  [corrupt company run by Hardware arch-foe Edwin Alva] DC Milestone Media 25
DMZ DMZ hero
  black; Blood Syndicate DC Milestone Media 57
Dr. Defreitas supporting character scientist
  [scientist] DC Milestone Media 4
Steel Steel (John Henry Irons)
CBR Scale: S Protestant
black; Infinity, Inc....  DC 321

Summary (from

Superboy appears with Fred Bentson in Dakota and they meet Rocket. Bentson explains his skipping between the cities of Metropolis and Dakota. Superboy and Rocket fight some power drainers and other beings created by Bentson. Icon meets them and saves everybody. They take Bentson to Alva and send Superboy home.