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Preview: Icon & Rocket: Season One #6

Icon & Rocket: Season One #6

Written by: Reginald Hudlin, Leon Chills
Art by: Doug Braithwaite

With the might of every super-powered rogue the world’s governments could assemble bearing down on them, Icon and Rocket must call on every ally they have to survive…which begs the question: Do they have any allies? This would be a pretty tough way to find out otherwise…

Icon & Rocket: Season One #6

DC and Milestone Reveal Milestones in History featuring Real-World Heroes from Black History

DC and Milestone Media have revealed new details about Milestones in History, a 96-page anthology coming June 14th. Theone-shot spotlights real world icons from Black history across the ages. These stories will combine well-known comic book artists with writers from the fields of entertainment, literature, and social activism. The anthology embraces the Milestone universe with these stories being told through the eyes of the heroes of Dakota. 

Featured history-making subjects and storytellers for Milestones In History include:

  • Russian Poet and novelist Alexander Pushkin, written by New York Times bestselling author Alice Randall, with art by Don Hudson, José Marzan Jr., and Andrew Dalhouse
  • Carthaginian general and statesman Hannibal Barca, by award-winning writer Steven Barnes, with art by Ron Wilson and Mike Gustovich
  • Musical icon Prince, written by journalist and culture critic Touré and art by Ray Anthony-Height
  • The Three Musketeers author Alexandre Dumas, by bestselling author and pioneer of Black Horror fiction Tananarive Due, with art by Jamal Igle and Chris Sotomayor
  • Eugene Bullard, the first Black American military pilot, by Pat Charles and Arvell Jones
  • Black American female pilot Bessie Coleman and astronaut Mae Jemison, written by Melody Cooper, with art by Domo Stanton and Emilio Lopez
  • Dancer, educator, and social activist Katherine Dunham, by actor and author Karyn Parsons (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  • “Lucy,” the early hominid fossil (Australopithecus) discovered in Africa by Donald Johanson, Mary Leakey, and Yves Coppens, written by Alice Randall 

More than just an anthology, Milestone In History also serves as a springboard into the next phase of this new iteration of the Dakotaverse; the book features an ending that will serve as the catalyst for the first big “event” in Milestone, something most fans will never see coming.

Preview: Icon & Rocket: Season One #5

Icon & Rocket: Season One #5

Written by: Reginald Hudlin, Leon Chills
Art by: Doug Braithwaite

Static is extremely interested in the new teen hero on the scene-but the feeling on Rocket’s part is most certainly not mutual! Can’t someone threaten the entire world again so she has an excuse to shake this guy? Be careful what you wish for…

Icon & Rocket: Season One #5

Preview: Icon & Rocket: Season One #4

Icon & Rocket: Season One #4

Art by: Reginald Hudlin, Leon Chills
Written by: Doug Braithwaite

At this point, it feels like there’s nobody on Earth who isn’t hunting for Icon and Rocket-and as powerful as they may be, there’s always a way to get to someone’s friends or family. Does Icon even have the strength to put the forces they’ve unleashed back in the bottle? And more crucially, does he want to?

Icon & Rocket: Season One #4

Preview: Icon & Rocket: Season One #4

Icon & Rocket: Season One #4

Art by: Reginald Hudlin, Leon Chills
Written by: Doug Braithwaite

At this point, it feels like there’s nobody on Earth who isn’t hunting for Icon and Rocket-and as powerful as they may be, there’s always a way to get to someone’s friends or family. Does Icon even have the strength to put the forces they’ve unleashed back in the bottle? And more crucially, does he want to?

Icon & Rocket: Season One #4

Preview: Icon & Rocket: Season One #3

Icon & Rocket: Season One #3

Written by: Reginald Hudlin, Leon Chills
Art by: Doug Braithwaite

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!

Icon & Rocket: Season One #3

ComiXology Features 6 New Releases from Marvel, A Wave Blue World, and Harlequin

There’s six new releases you can get now on comiXology. Choose releases from Marvel, A Wave Blue World, and Harlequin. Start shopping now or check out the releases below.

Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen Complete Collection Vol. 1

Written by Kieron Gillen, Robert Rodi
Art by Doug Braithwaite
Cover by Stephanie Hans
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Collects Journey Into Mystery (1952) #622-636 and #626.1.

Loki has been reborn as a child, but will he be Asgard’s savior? FEAR ITSELF looms, and the Serpent threatens Earth! The mortals’ only hope is that Thor can fulfill an ancient prophecy, but the plan is doomed to fail without help from young Loki. The former Lord of Lies’ only chance of success is to use all the skills of deceit that made him so hated in his past life. But will the reborn godling find redemption – or damn himself further? And in the war’s aftermath, Nightmare is gathering enough energy to rule the world – and the mother lode is inside Loki’s mind. Aided by an undead handmaiden and a demon puppy, Loki will risk everything on a scheme so crazy, it could only have been hatched by a God of Mischief!

Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen Complete Collection Vol. 1

Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen Complete Collection Vol. 2

Written by Kieron Gillen, Robert Rodi
Art by Doug Braithwaite, Rich Elson, Pasqual Ferry, Whilce Portacio
Cover by Stephanie Hans
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Collects Exiled #1, New Mutants (2009) #42-43, Journey Into Mystery (1952) #637-645, Mighty Thor #18-22 and Annual #1.

A forgotten hero returns – but will the truth behind his exile consume the world? Only the New Mutants can help young Loki now! Then, civil war breaks out among the British Manchester Gods! But even with Loki’s aid, can Merlyn, King Arthur and Captain Britain prevail? And what does Hela want with the Holy Grail?! Meanwhile, Thor is caught in an eternal game between cosmic entities – and when the cursed Vanir return and declare war on Asgardia, Surtur’s fire rages across the nine worlds! A desperate Loki journeys into the heart of Surtur’s fiery kingdom, but Loki’s future and past collide when Thor becomes trapped in the underworld- and the truth about young Loki is finally revealed!

Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen Complete Collection Vol. 2

She-Hulk by Dan Slott Complete Collection Vol. 1

Written by Dan Slott
Art by Juan Bobillo, Scott Kolins, Paul Pelletier
Cover by Adi Granov
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Collects She-Hulk (2004) #1-12 And She-Hulk (2005) #1-5.

Everyone’s favorite Jade Giantess, She-Hulk, has returned for tons of fun — both on and off the field of battle! As a superhuman lawyer, She-Hulk has tried some of the strangest cases on Earth. But now, Shulkie is heading into deep space to practice Universal Law! And upon her return, the emerald enchantress matches muscles with Hercules — but it’s going to take brains, not brawn, to get the Prince of Power out of some Herculean legal problems. Plus: No one hates She-Hulk more than Titania! What makes her one of the deadliest threats in the universe? And how is Hawkeye’s fate tied to She-Hulk’s latest case? Dan Slott’s fan-favorite run is collected in two massive volumes, so join She-Hulk as she deals with the bizarre legal problems of the Marvel Universe!

She-Hulk by Dan Slott Complete Collection Vol. 1

She-Hulk by Dan Slott Complete Collection Vol. 2

Written by Dan Slott, Ty Templeton
Art by Eduardo Barreto, Rick Burchett, Will Conrad, Ron Frenz, Paul Smith
Cover by Greg Horn
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Collects She-Hulk (2005) #6-21 and material from Marvel Westerns: Two-Gun Kid #1.

She-Hulk’s strange adventures continue as she takes on her first superhuman sexual-assault case — against fellow Avenger Starfox! And when the Civil War threatens the rights of every American hero, whose side will Shulkie fight for? Plus: She-Hulk teams with Two-Gun Kid to hunt down the Man-Wolf — a.k.a. her new husband, John Jameson! And after the Illuminati shoot the Hulk into space, S.H.I.E.L.D. recruits She-Hulk to fight all his bad guys — from Abomination to Zzzax — but do they have a hidden agenda? And why are so many people acting out of character, including She-Hulk? All this and the action-packed origin of Awesome Andy! Dan Slott’s fan-favorite run is collected in two massive volumes, so join She-Hulk as she deals with the bizarre legal problems of the Marvel Universe!

She-Hulk by Dan Slott Complete Collection Vol. 2

The Orphan King

Written by Tyler Chin-Tanner
Art by James Boyle
Colored by James Boyle
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Prince Kaidan, born to inherit the throne, is set to complete his secret training with his aunt, the magical Lady Taleissa when tragedy strikes. He returns home to find things are quite different than when he left. A fresh retelling of the King Arthur myth, THE ORPHAN KING upends the concept of birthright in a magical coming-of-age adventure for the ages.

The Orphan King

Claiming His Replacement Queen

Written by Amanda Cinelli
Art by Kaoru Ohashi
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Despite being a princess, Cressida has had a rough life. She never had the love of her parents and she grew up being the ‘failure’ in the family. However, after one of her sisters runs away from an arranged marriage, Cressida gets appointed as her sister’s replacement. For the sake of getting acknowledged by her father, Cressida decides to accept her political marriage to Sheikh Khalil Al Rhas of Zayyar Kingdom. Before parting ways with her boring life, she puts herself into a flashy dress to go to a club and have the first and last wild night of her life. That is when she meets an exotic and handsome gentleman, who asks her for a dance and the two share an intimate moment that ends in a passionate kiss, but Cressida does not yet know that the man in front of her is Sheikh Khalil himself…

Claiming His Replacement Queen

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Preview: Icon & Rocket: Season One #2

Icon & Rocket: Season One #2

Written by: Reginald Hudlin
Art by: Doug Braithwaite

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…

Icon & Rocket: Season One #2

Review: Icon & Rocket: Season One #1

Long ago an alien was stranded on Earth. Despite amazing powers, he decided to waste away hidden from society. A chain of events will change that and the world.

Story: Reginald Hudlin
Art: Doug Braithwaite
Ink: Scott Hanna, Andrew Currie
Color: Brad Anderson
Letterer: Andworld Design

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Review: Icon & Rocket: Season One #1

Icon & Rocket: Season One #1

Last month, Milestone returned with Static and now we get to see the line and world expand with Icon & Rocket: Season One #1. The series launches the classic hero and sidekick team-up and delivers a debut that’s a bit classic in its delivery with an updated setting.

The series takes us from the tragic trip that saw the alien known as Arnus crash on Earth. Taking on a human guise, he was raised among humans but over the years he decided his adopted home was beyond saving. Instead, he kept his gifts to himself living an isolated life. Enter Raquel Ervin, a bright young woman, who fell into the wrong crowd and crossed paths with Arnus, now going by Augustus Freeman. Thus setting up the duo known as Rocket and Icon.

Written by Reginald Hudlin, Icon & Rocket: Season One #1 is an entertaining start. The debut has some classical elements to it feeling like a mix of classic Superman and Batman in varying ways. But, it also looks to challenge the superhero genre. Augustus is an individual with immense power and chooses not to use it. He sees the negativity in his actions that removing one problem will create a vacuum for another to fill. It’s an interesting approach to the “why don’t superheroes solve xyz problem?”.

I haven’t read previously released comics featuring the duo so coming in fresh to the series, it feels engaging to me. While it’s a generally slow beginning (showing modern decompression in its storytelling), it also builds to its finale delivering a glimmer of hope. It’s interesting in that way as we see subtle shifts from a cold, negative, start to a slightly classic finale that shines a beacon of light.

The art is solid. Doug Braithwaite‘s pencils deliver a lot of detail that begs the reader to linger on pages to get the great story. Joined by Scott Hanna and Andrew Currie on ink, Brad Anderson on color, and lettering by Andworld Design, the comic looks fantastic. It delivers a somewhat dour mood without being depressing. The look and style has a darkness before the light aspect about it. The comic could easily have featured a much more over the top and violent opening but the art captures the scared nature of its assailants and downplays the actions in some ways. These aren’t hardened criminals but petty thieves who stumble and make a horrible mistake. The art captures the emotional journey of its initial focus.

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.

Story: Reginald Hudlin Art: Doug Braithwaite
Ink: Scott Hanna, Andrew Currie Color: Brad Anderson Letterer: Andworld Design
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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