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The Music of DC Comics

Animation fans should be aware of the upcoming compilation CD, The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection. Why? Because most of the music (not all) comes from the animated cartoon legacy of DC characters. The compilation begins with Sammy Timberg’s 1941 theme from Max Fleischer’s Superman cartoons, then moves through the decades. Theme songs from the Filmation cartoons of the 1960s, including The Flash and Green Lantern, plus the most recent Justice League themes, Batman Beyond, Plastic Man, Swamp Thing, various Teen Titans cartoons and Super Friends. Other highlights include music from John Williams, Danny Elfman, and Neil Hefti’s 1966 Batman TV show theme. The CD will be available on September 28th, 2010. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting it.

  • The Ridgecity

    I remember my sister got way into POkemon a few years ago and had me buy the poke-rap, which I had to carry all the time in my car, since I picked her up from school.

    One day, I was on a date with this hot chick, when she ask me what music I had on the car, “look in the glove compartment” I said, that’s when she pulled out the pokemon cd… I felt like dying! The weird thing was she already loved the song so much that we made out to it… RATTATA!

  • dbenson

    Hope they throw in a song from “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman!” The score isn’t bad, but the moment you have Superman singing — or anybody singing about him — you can’t avoid sounding sillier than intended.

    “Don’t they know . . . the strongest man . . . can cry?”

  • Jorge Garrido

    I wish they’d release the complete Fleischer/Famous Superman scores on CD.

  • Oh boy! Thanks for the heads up Jerry, I’m getting this for sure! I’m definitely a collector of this kind of thing and it will go nicely with all my Timm-verse soundtracks. Speaking of, if you like this then you should also track down the Batman The Animated Series limited edition 2 CD set (http://www.lalalandrecords.com/BatmanAS.html). It’s out of print but you can still find it. I s’pose you could just download it too but I’m not into that.

  • The Swamp Thing theme is a hilariously bad cover of “Wild Thing”:


    • NC

      funny i didn’t catch on to that until you mentioned it.

  • I’m so glad to hear that Sammy Timberg’s Superman theme will be included. His scores for those cartoons were great.

  • JDW

    But will it have Metamorpho?

  • Matt Petersen

    Will be getting this for sure!!!!
    Thanks for letting me know!!

  • w

    You guys really need to hear this Ray Martin album! It’s hilarious.


    …they made a Swamp Thing cartoon?! Whaaaa?

  • While I like Elfman’s BATMAN stuff, I fear that is probably what will be on the album and not his title music for the live-action FLASH series which I also dug…