Posted on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
This summer, Henry Cavill became the latest in a long, long line of men to portray Superman on the screen. At this weekend’s Comic-Con, DC Comics brought along some precious artifacts to celebrate several of them.
The publisher’s booth on the convention floor included a display of several famed Superman costumes from over the years, including the suits worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman: The Movie and Superman III, Dean Cain in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Tom Welling in Smallville, Brandon Routh in Superman Returns, and of course Cavill in Man of Steel. Hit the jump to check them out. Read More »
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After the jump, you’ll find my thoughts on an excerpt from each score. I tried to point out patterns and elements in each track that I thought were important but I’m not particularly well-versed in musical theory so I’m open to your constructive feedback. If you disagree with my thoughts, feel free to put forward alternate explanations (e.g. just saying “you are reading too much into the music” does not add anything to the conversation). Have at it!
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