Monday, December 19, 2016

The Rocketeer and Superman



Everyone talks about how great John Williams' Superman score is, and with good reason.  Another one of my favorite superhero scores has to be James Horner's Rocketeer soundtrack.  You know it is great music because a bunch of other films have used it as a temp track in early commercials and trailers.

Superman and the Rocketeer first met back in STF #1627...


9 comments:

Cary Comic said...

Brilliant! An artistic homage to one of my favorite DC Elseworlds tales: Superman fighting the War of the Worlds.

Anonymous said...

Heh! Never thought I'd see the day when even Xmas shopping would restrict one of your works to just two reviewers. :-(

Anonymous said...

Three

Cary Comic said...

Well, they do claim third times are the charm! But, multiples of four provide better balance/symmetry.

Bob said...

Not only does The Rocketeer have a great score, but it is probably the single best superhero film ever made.

There ... I said it!

Bob Buethe said...

Great Bobs think alike.

DeepSeaDawson said...

There are a few truly underated films out there and the Rocketeer is definitely one (along with The Shadow). I like to think that there is some parallel earth out there where both movies were given their due and sequels abound.

Great cover!

Cary Comic said...

@DeepSeaLawson: I loved not only both of those films. But, also, Billy Zane's version of the Phantom. Totally faithful to the Depression-era comic strip by Lee Falk!

Matt Celis said...

Rocketeer is a pseudo-pulp hero, not a super hero. But even if he were, nah.

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