Icon & Rocket: Season One #3

Writer: Reginald Hudlin, Leon Chills Artist: Doug Braithwaite Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 29, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 11
8.9Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - C.V.R. The Bard Sep 30, 2021

    "Icon & Rocket Season One" No.3 is a slow-burn for those on the fence about a reboot for some of their favorite characters straight out of the coveted Dakotaverse. But the slow burn is like a stick of incense : when the scent hits the nostrils and rests in the mental's temple. Read Full Review

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    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Oct 25, 2021

    Reginal Hudlin and Leon Chills are setting the stage for conflicts that the series will need to constantly address. Drugs, rehabilitation, are the beginning of a myriad of oppressive systems they will face. Capturing it all with artistic majesty are Douglas Braithwaite,Scott Hanna, Andrew Currie, and Brad Anderson. The original cover alone is a work of art and a mere suggestion of the magic painted within its pages. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 28, 2021

    Icon and Rocket continues to be a very pleasant surprise and is establishing itself as a cant miss series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 28, 2021

    The visuals are intense and beautifully detailed throughout. There are so many great visual moments and the panels are brilliant in their design and detail. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 28, 2021

    It's a great look at an unconventional multigenerational friendship. The ending was a bit more conventional"did we really need to see Raquel's mother threatened for the second time in this series?"but it's a compelling and exciting read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Oct 10, 2021

    When you look at the beautiful development of the archenemy for the protagonists, the boogeyman nature of this threat tied into the origins, it's really a savvy choice that matches both the narrative needs of the story and the politics of the characters herein. There are lots to like here, and it's well worth your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Sep 29, 2021

    The story here takes a hard pivot into incredibly real-world issues and the ongoing opioid crisis and the effect is has on the various societal classes around the world. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Raging Rainbow Oct 2, 2021

    There are not many books coming from DC right now that I can say I legitimately get excited to read, but this is one of them. The dynamics between Icon and Rocket is balanced so well and the story itself is engrossing. Can't wait to see what happens next!


  • 9.5
    Toonstrack Sep 30, 2021

    Hooooly cow.

    This series is so. Darn. Good.

    Imagine if all DC books had this much consistency and relevancy. We'd be in a new golden age.

    I implore you all to give this series a try. Its cinematic, raw, well drawn, and features a duo that shouldn't work but works incredibly well.

    I give it a nearly perfect score because there's really nothing I dislike about it. The voices are clear, the narrative is realistic and the message while heavy isn't preachy. Great stuff.

  • 8.5
    Fracadactyl Sep 28, 2021

    I'm really liking where this run is going. Sure there are those talks Isaiah gives Raquel about venture capitalism. But more importantly it's about how consequences are faced and how psychologically based they are. Sure how the war on drugs actually happened is important, but how the president looks like he feels pressured by his advisors/lobbyists to meet their demands humanizes him instead of those inept politician tropes. He looks more like he's scared of them and the alien they work with. The fact this assassin is essentially this universe's killer of Superman shows how he has the power to steal away any people's hopes for any real peace.
    As for why Isaiah still went alongside Raquel despite the dangers, well he had to show her how more

  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 5, 2021

    This is pretty good but there's a lot going on and it doesn't all seem to sync up properly.

  • 7.5
    Merlyn Sep 29, 2021

    I always find it very funny when writers who are cashing checks from big corporations complain that "capitalism sucks". Like, no one is forcing you to work for them, dude. Go do your indie thing. Oh, you're not actually that good and just love that sweet money? Maybe ease up on the preaching, in that case. Also, "money" is decidedly NOT a primitive concept, in fact it may be one of the best concepts humanity has ever come up with. That's why exchange of goods is being done peacefully and not in violent ways, because we all agree that these piece of papers have a certain value.

    Now, beyond these dumb lines that I just had to mention because I'm tired of stupid preaching, the book is actually good. Icon continues to be a powerful c more

  • 9.0
    Pantheon36 Nov 7, 2021

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    KittyNone Oct 2, 2021

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    TheKing Nov 9, 2021

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    ed1138 Jan 18, 2022

  • 7.0
    cumgurglinrhino Oct 31, 2021

  • 7.0
    Bruno Mael Sep 29, 2021

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