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Reviews of the Icon Comic Book Series #1-42

Icon #13

Buck Wild is on the scene!

He is taking names and delivering punishment to anyone that stands in his way in the city of Dakota. However, he is under the spell of Lysistrata Jones and her magical whip.  Buck Wild can not resist her control over him.  As a result, she has her muscle bound mercenary slave do her bidding.

Rocket is trying to navigate her future, but Icon wants her to take maternity leave. Their discussion leads into an encounter with Buck Wild and ends with people of the community asking Icon to leave him alone after their confrontation.  The community shares stories of how Buck Wild has protected them from criminals and we learn how he got his superhuman abilities.

Icon and Rocket help Buck Wild defeat Lysistrata Jones to save the day from her villainous influence.  Obviously, this issue is an homage to Luke Cage (still my favorite Marvel TV show) and a critique of the 1970s blaxploitation era.  Buck Wild talks like a relic from a bygone era of African American culture. This issue wants to make a statement about the typecasting of black culture and how it misses the mark in showing the full range of the African American experience.  I don’t know if there has been a comic book series that would have broached this topic.  However, I’m glad Icon went there.

Icon #12

“Don’t forget, you’re a full-time student and a part-time superhero.” Icon told Rocket the aforementioned sentence at the beginning of Issue 12 while they were saving someone from being robbed.  Rocket has been trying to manage her life of high school student, superhero, and pending motherhood.  One of her good friends, Josie, came to school… Continue Reading