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First Issue #1 - May 1993
Last #42 - February 1997
In 1839, an alien starliner malfunctioned, jettisoning a life-pod in the the American South. The pod a altered the appearance of its passenger, named Arnus, to mimic the first life-form who discovered him. That life-form was a slave woman named Miriam. By the late 20th century, Arnus is posing as Augustus Freeman IV, the great-grandson of his original human identity. Still marooned, Arnus/Freeman waits for Earth's technology to catch up to his lifepod's. Secretly possessing superpowers, he has always performed quiet acts of charity.
However, when Freeman's house is broken into, he uses his powers for the first time in decades, an action witnessed by one of the intruders, Raquel Ervin, a teenage girl who was born in Paris Island, the poorest, most gang-ridden neighborhood in Dakota City. After seeing Freeman use his powers, Raquel persuades him to become a superhero named Icon, with herself as his sidekick, Rocket.