Icon #42 (Feb. 1997):
“From Labor to Rest”
by Dwayne McDuffie, M. D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal

Icon #42

Title: “From Labor to Rest”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Feb. 1997

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Art by: M. D. Bright, Romeo Tanghal

9 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
Static Static (Virgil Hawkins) hero
  black; Heroes...  DC Milestone Media 148
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
Amistad Augustus Ervin Amistad Augustus Ervin supporting character
[child of teenage mom super-heroine Rocket]
DC Milestone Media 6
Jean Hawkins Jean Hawkins supporting character
[Static's mother]
DC Milestone Media 33
Robert Ervin
supporting character
[Rocket's absentee father]
DC Milestone Media 1
Grandma Ervin
supporting character
[Rocket's grandma]
DC Milestone Media 2
Del Ervin
supporting character
[Rocket's little brother]
DC Milestone Media 1

Summary from now-defunct webpage at

Raquel has to tell here mother that grandma has died. Then they have to deal with the consequences. Virgil and his mother visit Raquel's family to offer their support and sympathy. Virgil ends up having to watch Raquel's son as his mom takes her to make funeral arrangements. At the funeral home expenses look bad but Augustus shows up to save the day and offer his help. When Raquel returns to here apartment, we see her dad for the first time. We learn that Raquel has a little brother. The family sits and discusses memories of Raquel's grandmother. The funeral turns out to be a pleasant experience as it can be.