Icon #21 (Jan. 1995):
“If You Ain’t Gonna Get It On...”
by Dwayne McDuffie, M. D. Bright, Mike Gustovich, Steve Mitchell

Icon #21

Title: “If You Ain’t Gonna Get It On...”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Jan. 1995

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

10 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)
(lead character)
  black; The Shadow Cabinet... 
[Icon's partner]
DC Milestone Media 58
Static Static (Virgil Hawkins) hero
  black; Heroes...  DC Milestone Media 148
Hardware Hardware (Curtis Metcalf) hero
  black; The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 97
Holocaust Holocaust (Leonard Smalls) villain
  black; Blood Syndicate...  DC Milestone Media 43
Noble supporting character
  [with Raquel (who became Rocket), tried to rob Icon's house] DC Milestone Media 8
DMZ DMZ hero
  black; Blood Syndicate DC Milestone Media 57
Buck Wild Buck Wild (Rufus T. Wild) hero
[parody of Luke Cage]
DC Milestone Media 8
Amistad Augustus Ervin Amistad Augustus Ervin
supporting character
[child of teenage mom super-heroine Rocket]
DC Milestone Media 6
D'amsi D'amsi
supporting character villain group
CBR Scale: S alien
[interstellar police force]
DC Milestone Media 3

Reprints of this comic:
Icon: Mothership Connection (May 2010): "If You Ain't Gonna Get It On..."

Summary (from

Raquel tells us about Noble and how she started Icon's career. We see the first 20 issues from her viewpoint. Icon confronts Noble about being a good father to his son. Icon passes on his responsibility of protecting Dakota to Hardware. DMZ decides to stay on earth. Icon says goodbye to Raquel and says his real name is Arnus.