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[Comic Excerpt] “Slavery is not a metaphor for me. It’s an actual life experience.” [Icon & Rocket: Season One #3 – Milestone/DC]

[Comic Excerpt] “Slavery is not a metaphor for me. It’s an actual life experience.” [Icon & Rocket: Season One #3 – Milestone/DC]

[Comic Excerpt] “Slavery is not a metaphor for me. It’s an actual life experience.” [Icon & Rocket: Season One #3 – Milestone/DC]

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  1. I like how there’s a legitimate back and forth to this exchange. Sometimes when an older character has a lesson to import, the scene might depict them as being the wiser one in totality. Stuff like this is better for me because it paints Rocket’s POV as a legitimate perspective, even if she’s misread things.

    Her apology and Icon’s admittance that his race aren’t so above it all helps too, since it’s clear the two of them respect each other.

  2. Question for people who understand the character better. I heard in the original comics Icon said he was a republican. Later Clarence Thomas said he was a big fan of Icon for that reason and the creator of the comic said this disappointed him. I interpreted this as Icons politics not being an endorsement of Republicans by the creator but having some intention of social commentary. Can anyone who has read the comics elaborate on this?

  3. Their dynamic is really great to read. I look forward to their exchanges each month and I hope they can continue to have earnest dialogues about serious topics like this without talking over one another.

  4. This is why they shouldn’t cast a black guy as Superman. Don’t settle for a mere pallette swap. Make an Icon film instead.