Real Name: Arnus

Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial

Occupation: Lawyer

Affiliations: Rocket (sidekick)

Enemies: Oblivion

Known Relatives: Arnus 2 (his clone), Estelle Jackson (wife, deceased), unnamed adoptive mother, unnamed foster brother, two unnamed foster sisters

Aliases: Augustus Freeman, Augustus Freeman Jr, Augustus Freeman III, Augustus Freeman IV, Arnus Prime, Arnus of Terminus

Base of Operations: Dakota City

First Appearance: Icon #1 (Milestone, May 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Flight, invulnerability, superhuman strength. He is also able to project positron based "laser" blasts from his hands

History: In 1839 an alien spaceship crash-landed in the American South. Its inhabitant took on the appearance of one of the locals in an attempt to blend in, which unfortunately resulted in his enslavement, as the form he chose was that of a black man. By the modern day he had taken on the identity of Augustus Freeman IV, a wealthy, conservative, lawyer. But one night his house was broken into, and he used his powers for the first time in decades, an action which was witnessed by Raquel Ervin. The idealistic youth convinced him to become the superhero Icon, Hero of Dakota, with Raquel as his sidekick, Rocket.

Comments: Icon was written by Dwayne McDuffie and MD Bright. It was Milestone Comics' third title.

Thanks to Robert Thompson for informing me of Icon's real name, and his "laser" blast power.


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