The life and death of buck wild has to be addressed when talking about Luke Cage. Milestones comics created buck Wild to address past African American superheros. He appeared along side Milestones most iconic superhero “Icon” a superman like alien with powers and abilities far greater than mortal man. Everything that Icon was Buck was not. Buck’s brain had been frozen while his body was given superpowers which is why he often spoke in laughable euphemisms and outdated jargon “Delicious Christmas!!!” His presence in Milestone comics was both a homage to the past when it came to African American comics and more often a way of moving beyond the often embarrassing legacy left by past heroes. In Issue 30 of ICON Buck Wild was put to rest having given his life while fighting with Icon and Rocket against the super villain Oblivion. During the funeral buck was shown in different super hero persona’s including Buck Goliath (a take off of Black Goliath), Jim Crow (a take off of the Falcon). Buck lightning (Black lightning knock off), and finally Buck Voodoo (Brother Voodoo homage). All of these persona’s were laid to rest with Buck Wild. Icon along with a gallery of heroes and villains paid there last respects and said some nice things but the tone was clear. Milestone was eager to move past the old stereotypes and move forward. I think much of the tone of the Milestone comics were often much to critical of past African American heroes especially when it came to Luke Cage, but it was nice to see there foremost hero eulogizing Buck Wild.