Icon #23 (Mar. 1995):
by M. D. Bright, Mike Gustovich

Icon #23

Title: “Power”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Mar. 1995

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

7 characters in this story:

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and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Rocket Rocket (Raquel Ervin)
(lead character)
  black; The Shadow Cabinet... 
[Icon's partner]
DC Milestone Media 58
Rocket Rocket (Darnice) supporting character
  [Rocket's close friend; temporarily replaced her as "Rocket"] DC Milestone Media 10
Icon Icon (Augustus Freeman) hero
CBR Scale: I alien
The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 73
Sandra Ervin Sandra Ervin supporting character
[mother of Rocket (Raquel Ervin)]
DC Milestone Media 10
Boomer villain
  [thug; drug dealer] DC Milestone Media 1
Pops villain
  [almost killed by newly-trained Rocket II] DC Milestone Media 1
Amistad Augustus Ervin Amistad Augustus Ervin
supporting character
[child of teenage mom super-heroine Rocket]
DC Milestone Media 6

The writer for this issue was incorrectly credited as Dwayne McDuffie.

Summary (from

Raquel continues to tutor Darnice on being Rocket. Raquel and Darnice are confronted by a street thug, Boomer. Boomer's boss, Pops (druglord), attempts to stop Boomer from Darnice and Raquel. Rocket II dispatches of Boomer and then she loses control and viciously takes down Pops' gang. Raquel barely stops Rocket II from killing Pops.