Icon: Mothership Connection (May 2010):
“The Cinderella Theory”
by Dwayne McDuffie, M. D. Bright, Mike Gustovich

Icon: Mothership Connection

Title: “The Cinderella Theory”

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 2010

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

12 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
Icon Icon (Augustus Freeman)
CBR Scale: I alien
The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 73
Static Static (Virgil Hawkins) hero
  black; Heroes...  DC Milestone Media 148
Hardware Hardware (Curtis Metcalf) hero
  black; The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 97
The Cooperative The Cooperative supporting character group
  [1st app: Icon #1 (May 1993)] DC Milestone Media 3
Rocket Rocket (Darnice) supporting character
  [Rocket's close friend; temporarily replaced her as "Rocket"] DC Milestone Media 10
DMZ DMZ hero
  black; Blood Syndicate DC Milestone Media 57
Buck Wild Buck Wild (Rufus T. Wild)
[parody of Luke Cage]
DC Milestone Media 8
Oblivion Oblivion (Kali'kak) villain
CBR Scale: M alien
[sabotaged Icon's ship; made it crash on Earth] DC Milestone Media 5
Sweetstick Max villain
  [his Ho Hordes attacked Buck Wild (as "Icon")] DC Milestone Media 2
Ho Hordes Ho Hordes villain group
  [prostitute] DC Milestone Media 1
Arnus II Arnus II supporting character
CBR Scale: M alien
The Cooperative
[clone of Icon]
DC Milestone Media 1

This comic was reprinted from: Icon #22 (Feb. 1995): "The Cinderella 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

Raquel's friend, Darnice, officially takes on the mantel of the Rocket. Arnus returns home to the Cooperative as a celebrity. Arnus is greeted by Arnus II, a clone of himself. Raquel is searching for a new Icon. Static, DMZ and Harware don't work out, so they settle for Buck Wild. Raquel saves Buck Wild from some of Sweetstick Max's hos. Buck Wild officially dons the mantel of Icon. Rocket II (Darnice) defeats Sweetstick Max and his Ho Hordes. We see a foreboding figure move towards earth.