Icon: Mothership Connection (May 2010):
“It’s Always Christmas”
by Dwayne McDuffie, M. D. Bright, Mike Gustovich

Icon: Mothership Connection

Title: “It’s Always Christmas”

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 2010

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
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
Buck Wild Buck Wild (Rufus T. Wild) hero
[parody of Luke Cage]
DC Milestone Media 8
Lysistrata Jones Lysistrata Jones villain
[manipulated Buck Wild]
DC Milestone Media 3
Luke Cage Power Man (Luke Cage)
(character based on) 
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
black; Heroes for Hire... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
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 #13 (May 1994): "It's Always Christmas".

This trade paperback collects issues 13, 19-22, 24-27, 30 of the original Icon series. There were at least two printings. The second printing was printed in May/June 2010.

Notes from original source:
Summary (from

We are introduced to Buck Wild, Mercenary Man as he takes on Lysistrata Jones. Rocket takes out a crack house and then is stopped from beating them up by Icon. Icon and Rocket are then attacked by Buck Wild (under Lysistrata Jones control). Icon helps Buck Wild break free of Lysistrata Jones control. Then both Buck Wild and Icon are seduced by Lysistrata Jones. Rocket then defeats Lysistrata Jones for good.