First Appearance: Icon #1, May 1993
Created by: Dwayne McDuffie and Denys Cowan.
Team Affiliations: The Shadow Cabinet
Weight: 126 lbs Height: 5’6
Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown
Known Relatives: Ms. Ervin (Mother), Amistad (Son)
Notes: Raquel is the real Icon in the series titled Icon. She is the one who turns Arnus into the superhero he was. Later on she herself would be known as Icon. She’s also the first teenage single mother superhero ever and to this date the only one.
Skills and Abilities: She is a gifted writer and high school gymnast.
Powers: Inertia belt allows her to manipulate kinetic energy for a variety of effects.
Before becoming Rocket, Raquel Ervin was a restless teenager who grew up in the poorest ghetto in the Dakota. Bored by the oppressiveness of prevailing educational and social structures. Disappointed by the hypocrisy and compromise of most attempts at revolution, she was well on the fast track to serious trouble though she had aspirations of being a writer but no money or motivation.
A chance meeting with Arnus motivated her enough to become a superhero and convince Arnus to become Icon. As a duo they battled various villains but her personal trial was giving birth to her son “Amistad” named after the famous slave ship. She later helped Flashback of the blood syndicate to quit her cocaine addiction she’s also friends with Static.