That was always the appeal.
All of them. Fighting. Together.
Do I love Superman? You bet.
And Batman? Even more.
And Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Red Tornado, Atom, and...and...and...
And more yes.
And now, here we are—on the day that I dreamed about all those decades ago: the new Justice League movie is about to open. It is not just the culmination of geek dreams. It also marks the start of them. At least for me.
I have a confession to make, guys. I am really, shamelessly in love with body swap comedy. I can't help it. I know it's goofy and a trope that we've all seen about a billion times before, but c'mon. You all had to know it was only a matter of time before the Legends ran into a predicament like this, right?
In 1989, fresh off his work on Tim Burton’s Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and Beetlejuice, a young composer still largely known for his work fronting the band Oingo Boingo took on a new project writing music for Burton’s latest film, a new big screen take on Batman. It was a bold choice at the time—the songwriter behind “Dead Man’s Party” and “Weird Science” scoring one of the most popular superheroes in comics? Yet, the results were instantly iconic, leading to one of the most recognizable superhero scores ever recorded.
During New York Comic Con, DC Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee use their “Meet the Publishers” panel
to kick of the Con and give at “State of the Union” overview of what comic fans can expect next from the home of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. But Dan and Jim also like to toss in an occasional surprise or two to keep fans on their toes.