Icon & Rocket: Season One #2

Writer: Reginald Hudlin Artist: Doug Braithwaite Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 25, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
9.2Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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…

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Oct 18, 2021

    A sense of uncertainty is sketched on their faces by Doug Braithwaite's pencils. The contrasts with the expressions of Freeman, Raquel, and their adversaries are balanced and measured by Andrew Currie's inks. Brad Anderson's colors evoke the tension of the shadows and the fire of the flames, while Icon and Rocket glow like beacons across the panels. Andworld Designs letters match and keep pace in the dangerous charge to issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Aug 25, 2021

    In Icon & Rocket #2, we see the dynamic duo go through a montage of crime fighting as they clean up their neighborhood and inspire their community. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 24, 2021

    So far this book hasnt disappointed and its setting up a strong foundation for the Milestone relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 24, 2021

    Braithwaite delivers some exciting imagery throughout the issue. There are some great visual moments and I love the visual style of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 24, 2021

    The first issue of this revival of Dwayne McDuffie's Milestone property was a low-key but compelling affair, introducing us to the two characters who would become Icon and Rocket. This issue blows that world wide open and reveals a much larger universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Aug 29, 2021

    At the one-third mark for this story, we should now have all the players on the field and can spend the next four issues enjoying how they'll interact. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Aug 25, 2021

    Icon and Rocket #1 served as a suitable relaunch for DC's Milestone revival and now, the title's second issue blows the lid off it all. Read Full Review

  • 10
    deen Sep 5, 2021

    This is a straight 10 totally based on that amazing single page splash where Icon walks out of the fire with that bastard's head in his hands. Baller.

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    Toonstrack Aug 27, 2021


  • 9.5
    Raging Rainbow Sep 1, 2021

    Today I discuss the second issue of the new Icon and Rocket series, and I had almost forgotten what it was like to genuinely enjoy a superhero story from DC. I wish they would do more stories like this again. Maybe they would see customers and profits returning if they did.


  • 9.0
    Fracadactyl Aug 24, 2021

    Strongest thing to come out of DC this week. It looks like the start of Icon and Rocket tackling the symptoms of Dakota's issues. The people of parts of the neighborhood look and feel safe for once. That is until a few ugly supporters of the status quo show up. The kind that have to justify Icon's earlier need to keep his head down.

    The cops who come knocking on Rocket's door don't seem to want to bring her in on just vigilantism, but to protect her from something. Only problem is, they believe it's Augustus when it is really someone else. A person that even a government official trying to keep Augustus down fears. Makes me wonder if people support problematic status quos not because they benefit but because there are no safety n more

  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Aug 28, 2021

    This was pretty good. I thought the pacing was a bit off, but I didn't hate it.

  • 9.5
    KittyNone Aug 24, 2021

  • 8.5
    ed1138 Jan 18, 2022

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Aug 24, 2021

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