Icon: Mothership Connection (May 2010):
by Dwayne McDuffie, M. D. Bright, J.M. Prollet, Mike Gustovich, etc.

Icon: Mothership Connection

Title: “Testify”

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 2010

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

8 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)
(lead character)
  black; The Shadow Cabinet... 
[Icon's partner]
DC Milestone Media 58
Rocket Rocket (Darnice) supporting character
  [Rocket's close friend; temporarily replaced her as "Rocket"] DC Milestone Media 10
The Cooperative The Cooperative supporting character group
  [1st app: Icon #1 (May 1993)] DC Milestone Media 3
Estelle Freeman Estelle Freeman
supporting character
[Icon's late wife; circa WWII to 1977]
DC Milestone Media 2
Icon (Rufus T. Wild) hero
[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
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 #25 (May 1995): "Testify".

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

Arnus begins his testimony on the status of Earth. Oblivion begins to kill people randomly on Earth. Arnus gives us an in-depth view of his origin and life. Darnice and Raquel see Oblivion on TV and think that he is Icon II. Rocket II takes off to stop him. Arnus continues with his life's history. Rocket II faces Oblivion and is saved from death by Icon II. Arnus tells of his wife Estelle Freeman and his life before moving to Dakota. Icon II battles Oblivion and Rocket II watches as Oblivion seriously injures Icon II. Arnus finishes the testimony. Darnice runs to Raquel, but is followed by Oblivion.