Who said comics are a silent medium? This week we introduced five new “Rebirth” playlists to the official DC Spotify account—one for each of Wednesday’s new “Rebirth” comics. These playlists have been personally curated by members of the book’s creative team and in many cases are songs that either inspired them or that they feel reflect the look, tone and message of the book in some way.
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Curious about what sort of thinking goes into assembling these playlists? We asked the teams behind the Action Comics and Aquaman playlists to share their thoughts on a few of the songs. Here’s what they had to say…
Action Comics #957
Dan Jurgens – Writer
- Lee Morgan, most notably “The Sidewinder” and “Hocus-Pocus”
I often go instrumental while writing and he was a magnificent bebop and jazz trumpeter and composer.
- I Heard it Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye
- Inner City Blues by Marvin Gaye
- Mercy Mercy Me by Marvin Gaye
- Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye
Patrick Zircher – Penciller/Inker
- The Hardest Part by Blondie
Imagery of toughness, armored cars. Reminds me of the intro. It’s Maggie Sawyer's song.
- This Must Be the Place by Talking Heads
Jon's song. A playful song about home and love, happiness and thinking about the future.
- Father to Son by Queen
Clark and Jon's song about imparting fatherly wisdom and youthful resistance to it.
- Bulletproof by La Roux
Lois' song of her own toughness and strength in their troubled lives.
- Am I Evil by Diamond Head
We're rocking now as the second half of the book revs up the action. Lex's song…is he or isn't he?
- Seek and Destroy by Metallica
Superman battles Lex.
- Countdown to Extinction by Megadeth
The coming of Doomsday.
Aquaman: Rebirth #1
Dan Abnett – Writer
I tend not to listen too much when I'm writing because the lyrics get in the way of word flow for me. I often work through the day in silence and then put something very loud on when I've finished :) If I do listen to music in work hours, it tends to be classical, or soundtracks, or ambient so it doesn't conflict.
- Monsters soundtrack by Jon Hopkins
- At the End of Time by Roberrt Fripp
- Apollo by Brian Eno
- The Social Network soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
However, with Aquaman, for some reason, there has been some music that I've cranked up most days to get the blood pumping, a really odd mix:
- Kashmir by Led Zeppelin (How does that NOT get you in the mood to kick ass?)
- Seasons (waiting on you) by Future Islands
- Full Circle by Half Moon Run
- Duel by Propaganda
- Call it What You Want by Foster the People
- Tom Sawyer by Rush
- Come Around by Sarah Jarosz
- The Laws Have Changed by The New Pornographers
- Preternatural by Moulettes, especially the astonishing track "Behemooth"
Mark Morales – Inker
- People of the Sun by Rage Against the Machine
- Bulls on Parade by Rage Against the Machine
- Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos by Public Enemy
- Superstition by Stevie Wonder
- Let's Go Crazy by Prince
- Kiss by Prince
- If Love is a Red Dress by Maria McKee
- The Girl from Ipanema by Frank Sinatra
- The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
- Midnight Rider by the Allman Brothers
- Sweet Hitchhiker by Creedence Clearwater Revival