Icon #29 (Sep. 1995):
“Future Shock”
by Dwayne McDuffie, M. D. Bright, Mike Gustovich

Icon #29

Title: “Future Shock”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 1995

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

12 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
Static Static (Virgil Hawkins) hero
  black; Heroes...  DC Milestone Media 148
Hardware Hardware (Curtis Metcalf) hero
  black; The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 97
Boogieman Boogieman (Martin Berger) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Blood Syndicate DC Milestone Media 44
Wise Son Wise Son (Hannibal White) hero
CBR Scale: S Black Muslim (Nation of Islam)
black; Blood Syndicate DC Milestone Media 59
Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly (Kahina Eskandari) hero
  The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 28
Rocket Darnice supporting character
  [Rocket's close friend; temporarily replaced her as "Rocket"] DC Milestone Media 10
Fade Fade (Carlos Quinones Jr.) hero
black; Blood Syndicate...  DC Milestone Media 56
Blood Syndicate Blood Syndicate hero group
  [gang] DC Milestone Media 61
Buck Wild Buck Wild (Rufus T. Wild) hero
[parody of Luke Cage]
DC Milestone Media 8
Kobalt Kobalt hero
[of Cuban descent]
DC Milestone Media 22

Summary (from

As Utopia Park displaces more people the anger builds into a riot. Rocket tries to diffuse as many troublespots as possible. Darnice visits Buck Wild in the hospital. Icon and Rocket help save lives during the Utopia Park Riot. Rocket watches other Dakota heroes help out during the violence. Wise Son's speech ends the riot and Icon discusses the importance of this riot to the future of the Earth. Darnice watches Buck Wild die.