Long ago, the stranded alien known as Arnus gave up hope of returning to his home planet. Tragically, he’d also realized that his adopted home of Earth was beyond saving. Content to waste away his long life in a human guise, Arnus was past caring…until the day a young woman named Raquel Ervin crashed into his life. Soon she’d convinced him to put his incredible power to work again as the heroic Icon…and to transform her into his sidekick, Rocket! But an innocent question on Rocket’s part-“Why can’t we do something about the drugs on my corner?”-quickly set a chain of events in motion leading to the pair becoming the most hunted beings on Earth…and they’re not just being pursued by Earthlings, either!
Writer, director, and producer Reginald Hudlin (Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther?) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite unleash a tale of power and responsibility that will stretch from the boardrooms of corporate America to the jungles of South America and the depths of deep space! If you’ve ever thought there were certain things that a superhero story just couldn’t do, it might be time to start thinking different…
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Icon & Rocket (2021-) #1: Season One
Written by Reginald Hudlin
Pencils Doug Braithwaite
Inks Andrew Currie, Scott Hanna
Colored by Brad Anderson
Cover by Taurin Clarke
Release Date: July 27, 2021
Icon & Rocket: Season One #2
Written by: Reginald Hudlin
Art by: Doug Braithwaite
Who is the mysterious Xiomara? She’s an attorney with a unique set of skills…and if you’re Raquel “Rocket” Ervin, she’s who you want in your corner when the United States government comes knocking on your door, asking questions about your friendship with the all-powerful alien known as Icon! A secret identity doesn’t get you far when every intelligence operation in the world is hunting you…
Everyone on Earth-and beyond-wants them dead! Icon thought he was the only extraterrestrial left on Earth…but unfortunately for him, and for Rocket, he was very, very wrong! A terrifying enemy he believed long dead is hot on their trail…and to make matters worse, his foe now works for the CIA!
Written by: Leon Chills, Reginald Hudlin
Art by: Doug Braithwaite, Andrew Curie, Brad Anderson
On Sale Date:
Sep 28 2021
Icon & Rocket: Season One #4
Art by: Reginald Hudlin, Leon Chills
Written by: Doug Braithwaite
At this point, it feels like there’s nobody on Earth who isn’t hunting for Icon and Rocket-and as powerful as they may be, there’s always a way to get to someone’s friends or family. Does Icon even have the strength to put the forces they’ve unleashed back in the bottle? And more crucially, does he want to?
Static is extremely interested in the new teen hero on the scene-but the feeling on Rocket’s part is most certainly not mutual! Can’t someone threaten the entire world again so she has an excuse to shake this guy? Be careful what you wish for…
Reginald Hudlin, Leon Chills
Print Release Date
January 18 2022
With the might of every super-powered rogue the world’s governments could assemble bearing down on them, Icon and Rocket must call on every ally they have to survive…which begs the question: Do they have any allies? This would be a pretty tough way to find out otherwise…
Written by: Reginald Hudlin, Leon Chills
Art by: Doug Braithwaite, Andrew Currie, Brad Anderson
On Sale Date:
Mar 22 2022