Icon #41 (Jan. 1997):
“Blood Reign, Part 4: The Third Generation”
by Dwayne McDuffie, M. D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal, Joe Brozowski (as J.J. Birch)

Icon #41

Title: “Blood Reign, Part 4: The Third Generation”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Jan. 1997

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Art by: M. D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal, Joe Brozowski (as J.J. Birch)

6 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
Flashback Flashback (Sara Quinones) hero
  Blood Syndicate; Force Syndicate...  DC Milestone Media 53
Blood Syndicate Blood Syndicate hero group
  [gang] DC Milestone Media 61
Grandma Ervin supporting character
[Rocket's grandma]
DC Milestone Media 2
Mistress Murder Mistress Murder villain
CBR Scale: U religious
Blood Syndicate
[Agent Rose's daughter]
DC Milestone Media 7

Summary from now-defunct webpage at

Icon acquires information from some thugs as he hunts down the new Syndicate member, Mistress Murder. Raquel and Flashback get to know each other as Raquel tries to help Flashback kick her drug habit. Flashback is tormented by the fact that she can save lives. Raquel is starting to like Flashback. Icon confronts Mistress Murder at her sanctuary and an all out battle ensues as Mistress Murder is defeated. Raquel's grandmother reveals that she knows Raquel is Rocket and she tells Raquel how proud she is off her. Then Raquel's grandmother dies.