Icon #37 (Sep. 1996):
“Rent Man Waiting”
by Jackie Ching, Joe Brozowski (as J.J. Birch)

Icon #37

Title: “Rent Man Waiting”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 1996

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Jackie Ching
Art by: Joe Brozowski (as J.J. Birch)

6 characters in this story:

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and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Icon Augustus Freeman
(lead character)
CBR Scale: I alien
The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 73
NYPD NYPD supporting character group real/historical person
  [police department] Marvel DC 1,396
Rocket Rocket (Raquel Ervin) hero
  black; The Shadow Cabinet... 
[Icon's partner]
DC Milestone Media 58
Samuel Katz supporting character
CBR Scale: U Jewish
[had law practice with Icon in 1920s] DC Milestone Media 1
Jack Danlabiote Jack Danlabiote villain
  [1920s: Icon got caught in war between Danlabiote and cops] DC Milestone Media 1
Lillian Rand Lillian Rand villain
[1920s: convinced Icon to use powers against a gangster]
DC Milestone Media 1

Summary from now-defunct webpage at

Icon and Rocket wait to re-enter the earth's atmosphere. Icon tells Rocket a story from his past on earth. A story of the 1920's. Augustus was a successful lawyer during the 1920's. He had a practice with Samuel Katz. Together they decided to take a case against prohibition. Augustus gets caught in a war between gangster, Jack Danlabiote and the cops. Lillian Rand convinces Augustus to use his powers to stop Danlabiote. Augustus successfully defeats Danlabiote, even though that didn't really have a positive impact on Harlem.