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It's not as 'street' as it looks


Icon is a Milestone Comics superhero series written by Dwayne McDuffie, which ran from 1993-1997. Along with the other Milestone characters, he has recently been imported into the DC Universe.

Augustus Freeman IV, in reality an alien space traveler stranded on Earth, is persuaded by a young woman, Raquel Ervin, to use his alien powers to become a superhero. He takes the name Icon, and Racquel becomes his sidekick, Rocket.

This series provides examples of:

  • Captain Ersatz:
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: One storyline has Raquel discovering that she is pregnant. Everyone she asks for advice -- including the socially conservative Icon himself -- is sympathetic to her situation, and offer no objection to the possibility of her aborting. She eventually decides that she was really fishing for a trusted authority figure to tell her to do what she wanted to do anyway -- carry the baby to term.
  • My Grandson, Myself: Augustus Freeman IV was also Augustus Freemans I through III -- he's been stranded on Earth for over 150 years.
  • Plea Bargain: Part of Buck Wild's backstory:
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 Buck: It all started when I wuz convicted of a crime I didn't commit. I plea bargained down from the crime I really did.

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