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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.
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