Icon & Rocket: Season One #1

Writer: Reginald Hudlin Artist: Doug Braithwaite Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 28, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
8.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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 hunte more

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jul 27, 2021

    All in all, Icon & Rocket still have really strong chemistry, even in 2021. They still feed off of each other really well. Icon is more than a Black Superman, and Rocket is more than a sidekick. Hudlin does a good job conveying that to us in this debut. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Aug 1, 2021

    The reverence isclear in every panel. Long-time readers will enjoy the familiar. New readers will stare with wonder. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 27, 2021

    Icon and Rockets journey seems poised to be an enjoyable one and potentially could rival Static as the new Milestone Universes breakout titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 27, 2021

    This issue is mostly setup, and that's its only real problem. It ends as it's beginning, and that's the opposite of my issue with the first issue of Static last month. But it has two likable and compelling lead characters and a fascinating history to build on, and that's more than enough for now. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 27, 2021

    Doug Braithwaite delivers some solid imagery throughout this first issue. The characters look great and there is a great attention to detail in the backgrounds and environment. A great-looking first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 28, 2021

    Icon & Rocket: Season One #1 is a solid debut for me. Without knowing a lot about the series, it's a start that has me wanting to come back to read more. There's a retro feel in some ways but also a touch of modern comics. It's another success for Milestone which is finally back and delivering the quality we've been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jul 28, 2021

    The story at play here isn't new or groundbreaking, but the treatment of the characters is, and that's what you'll need to watch as the series moves along. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jul 27, 2021

    Icon and Rocket Season One #1 shows a lot of future promise but the first issue fails to deliver a compelling enough debut to please both old fans and new fans alike. Read Full Review

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