Icon: Mothership Connection (May 2010):
“The Buck Passes”
by Dwayne McDuffie, M. D. Bright, Caesar Antomattei (as Caesar), Mike Gustovich, etc.

Icon: Mothership Connection

Title: “The Buck Passes”

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 2010

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Art by: M. D. Bright, Caesar Antomattei (as Caesar), Mike Gustovich, Prentis Rollins, Ravil Lopez

13 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Buck Wild Buck Wild (Rufus T. Wild)
(lead character) 
[parody of Luke Cage]
DC Milestone Media 8
Icon Icon (Augustus Freeman) hero
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
Lysistrata Jones Lysistrata Jones villain
[manipulated Buck Wild]
DC Milestone Media 3
Sweetstick Max villain
  [his Ho Hordes attacked Buck Wild (as "Icon")] DC Milestone Media 2
Cockroach Andy Cockroach Andy villain
  black DC Milestone Media 1
Kingfish Kingfish villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: U Vodoun houngan
[brought dead Buck Wild back as zombie named Buck Voodoo] DC Milestone Media 1
Black Lightning Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce)
(character based on) 
CBR Scale: S Northern Baptist (ABC/USA)
black; The Justice League...  DC 353
Falcon Falcon (Sam Wilson)
(character based on) 
CBR Scale: S Baptist
black; SHIELD Super-Agents...  Marvel 531
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
Brother Voodoo Brother Voodoo (Jericho Drumm)
(character based on) 
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Vodoun houngan
black; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 110
The Kingpin The Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)
(character based on) 
CBR Scale: U Catholic (lapsed)
HYDRA Marvel 619
Goliath Black Goliath (Bill Foster)
(character based on) 
  Project: Pegasus; Secret Avengers...  Marvel 118

This comic was reprinted from: Icon #30 (Oct. 1995): "The Buck Passes".

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

The funeral of Buck Wild is attended by Icon among others. Icon gives an eulogy. The guests (Lysistrata Jones, Sweetstick Max, Cockroach Andy) tell off past Buck Wild stories and guises (Buck Goliath, Jim Crow, Buck Lightning). The service is interrupted by the Kingfish who is mad that Buck Wild (his enemy) is dead and brings him back as Buck Voodoo. Buck Voodoo tries to kill Kingfish and then decides being a zombie is useless. He goes back to death.