Set The Mood: Icon & Rocket


Happy Black History Month!

To kick things off, I’m edging to look into the characters from the Milestone Returns line, which I commemorate as being one that greatly focuses on the transparency of what it means to be a Black youth in today’s world of superheroes — specifically in that there are longstanding issues that don’t just go away with superpowers and bright capes.

Even in these re-imagined storylines, the Milestone Returns authors each do a great justice to call back on the roots of their respective heroes, modernizing their tribulations to reinforce the ongoing hardships that set them on their current paths. As a long-time Static fan in particular, I’ve had mad respect for these portrayals ever since I dipped into MSR earlier last year.

So, I’d like to cast this week’s spotlight on Icon & Rocket, an unlikely duo brought together by what seems to be fate. My fascination in their story lies with what they both bring to the table for one another as two Black people who have lived entirely different lives, and who have faced entirely different challenges between their generations.


Hold up, Static. What the heck is a moodboard?
Putting it simply, moodboards are a series of graphics that are used as a way of capturing the atmosphere surrounding a particular subject to briefly immerse the viewer into the “mood” of said subject. Kind of like collages! Which is why there’s no right or wrong way to make one. You could make one entirely out of relevant quotes, or organize one by a certain color palette, or just fill it up with pics of things that represent the subject point-blank. It’s your board!

How do I make a moodboard? How do I post it here?
Personally, I find the easiest way to make moodboards is through Pinterest. For those who aren’t familiar with the site, it’s a hub for images/videos that can be added to “boards” you create based on personal interests or whatever you’re particularly searching for. Many people use it for the sole purpose of creating moodboards, so there’s plenty of stuff to work with there if you’re not inclined to create one from scratch.

That said, you’re also free to make one through any editing program if you don’t wanna go about making a whole Pinterest account! Just paste the graphic(s) here as you would any other image. If you’re doing a Pinterest board, feel free to drop the link to it, or provide a preview screenshot!

And finally, for those who don’t wanna do either of those things but still want to participate, you’re more than welcome to create a moodboard of your own here by posting any pictures you may find relevant and just sort of talking about your thought process on them. (Ex. post a photo of masks and talk about how that may relate to “Crazy” Jane.) Otherwise, feel free to just openly discuss your thoughts on the topic at hand.

As always, remember to keep all contents of this thread respective of the Forum Guidelines. This includes doing your civil duties to keep a check on profanity, keep things SFW, and remain respectful towards one another’s work. For now, let’s also stick to posting :warning: ONE BOARD PER PERSON (PER TOPIC)! :warning: