Icon: Mothership Connection (May 2010):
“The Big Bang Theory”
by Dwayne McDuffie, M. D. Bright, ChrisCross, John Paul Leon, etc.

Icon: Mothership Connection

Title: “The Big Bang Theory”

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 2010

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Art by: M. D. Bright, ChrisCross, John Paul Leon, Mike Gustovich, Prentis Rollins

20 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
Static Static (Virgil Hawkins) hero
  black; Heroes...  DC Milestone Media 148
Dharma Dharma (Harry Chawney) villain hero
CBR Scale: M prophet
The Shadow Cabinet (leader) DC Milestone Media 32
Mechanic Mechanic (Thomas Hague) hero
  The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 18
Hardware Hardware (Curtis Metcalf) hero
  black; The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 97
Edwin Alva Edwin Alva villain scientist
CBR Scale: M obsessed with power
System DC Milestone Media 39
Payback Payback (Kevin Franklin) hero
  Heroes; The Shadow Cabinet
DC Milestone Media 30
Wise Son Wise Son (Hannibal White) hero
CBR Scale: S Black Muslim (Nation of Islam)
black; Blood Syndicate DC Milestone Media 59
S.H.R.E.D. S.H.R.E.D. supporting character group
  [Dakota City's elite tactical police force] DC Milestone Media 8
Thomasina Jefferson Thomasina Jefferson supporting character
  black DC Milestone Media 14
Rob Chaplik Rob Chaplik supporting character
  Blood Syndicate (ally) DC Milestone Media 10
DMZ DMZ hero
  black; Blood Syndicate DC Milestone Media 57
Blood Syndicate Blood Syndicate hero group
  [gang] DC Milestone Media 61
System System villain group
  [international conspiracy; controls most of civilized world] DC Milestone Media 25
The Shadow Cabinet The Shadow Cabinet hero group
  [1st app: Hardware #11 (Jan. 1994)] DC Milestone Media 33
Doctor Nemo (Nathan Flack) villain scientist
  System; The Star Chamber
[created Quantum Juice and first Bang Baby]
DC Milestone Media 6
Nebraska MacCullum supporting character
  [police] DC Milestone Media 2
Christina supporting character
  [1st app: Icon #19 (Nov. 1994)] DC Milestone Media 3
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 #20 (Dec. 1994): "The Big Bang Theory".

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

Kevin Franklin (Payback) takes Mayor Jefferson hostage. Icon and Raquel face off against S.H.R.E.D., police unit to deal with super-powered beings. Icon convinces Rocket to leave and lets himself be arrested by S.H.R.E.D. The situation between Franklin and Jefferson intensifies as Icon and Rocket intervene. Franklin turns into a monster.