Icon #24 (Apr. 1995):
“Approaching Oblivion”
by Dwayne McDuffie, M. D. Bright, Mike Gustovich, Prentis Rollins

Icon #24

Title: “Approaching Oblivion”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Apr. 1995

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

10 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
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 (Rufus T. Wild) hero
[parody of Luke Cage]
DC Milestone Media 8
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
Noble supporting character
  [with Raquel (who became Rocket), tried to rob Icon's house] DC Milestone Media 8
Amistad Augustus Ervin Amistad Augustus Ervin
supporting character
[child of teenage mom super-heroine Rocket]
DC Milestone Media 6
Oblivion Oblivion (Kali'kak) villain
CBR Scale: M alien
[sabotaged Icon's ship; made it crash on Earth] DC Milestone Media 5
Trapshot villain
  [1st app: Icon #24 (Apr. 1995)] DC Milestone Media 1
The Cooperative The Cooperative
supporting character group
  [1st app: Icon #1 (May 1993)] DC Milestone Media 3

Reprints of this comic:
Icon: Mothership Connection (May 2010): "Approaching Oblivion"

Summary (from

Raquel has had her baby. His name is Amistad Augustus Ervins. Raquel tells of raising Amistad over the last couple of months. She tells of the reason he is names Amistad (after a slave ship). Icon II (Buck Wild) and Rocket II have now fully taken over the super-hero responsibilities. Icon II has become somewhat more educated, but has taken a more black radical slant. Icon II and Rocket II take out a villain, Trapshot. Raquel receives a message from Augustus telling of his Augustus telling of his adventures in the Cooperative and that Earth is now on trial. Oblivion then lands on Earth and begins to kill people.