GALLERY: Comic Book Icon Dwayne McDuffie’s Most Powerful Characters

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Icon #1 was also co-created and written by McDuffie and illustrated by M.D. Bright. Icon, the hero of Dakota,  was groundbreaking on a number of levels: Icon’s alter ego was Augustus Freeman IV, a conservative Republican, and his sidekick, Rocket, would eventually become the first teenage mother to fight crime. The two challenged each other to use their intellect and powers to empower themselves while improving their community.

Icon #1 was also co-created and written by McDuffie and illustrated by M.D. Bright. Icon,…