Icon: A Hero’s Welcome (Jan. 1996):
“The Moment of Truth”
by Dwayne McDuffie, Erica Helene, M. D. Bright, Mike Gustovich

Icon: A Hero's Welcome

Title: “The Moment of Truth”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Jan. 1996

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

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
Estelle Freeman Estelle Freeman
supporting character
[Icon's late wife; circa WWII to 1977]
DC Milestone Media 2
unnamed mugger villain
  [mugger] DC Milestone Media 1
Doctor Sidhani supporting character
  [doctor] DC Milestone Media 1
Amistad Augustus Ervin Amistad Augustus Ervin
supporting character
[child of teenage mom super-heroine Rocket]
DC Milestone Media 6

This comic was reprinted from: Icon #7 (Nov. 1993): "The Moment of Truth".

This trade paperback collects the first eight issues of the original Icon series. For more information please see those descriptions. This book contains a foreword by Reginald Hudlin. A new printing volume was published in September 2009.

Notes from original source:
Summary (from

Icon tries to tell Raquel the truth of his origin. She doesn't believe him. Augustus and Raquel discuss the problem of her pregnancy. Raquel decides to keep her baby. She still doesn't believe that the Icon is an alien.