As much as I love superheroes, my favorite comic book character is actually a Mutant from the Marvel-verse…Scott Summers, aka Cyclops. This piece here is an oldy, drawn back in 2004. Heavily inspired by Michael Turner…in fact if I could have gotten that X in his chest just right, it would be hard to tell that its not a Turner original. Cyclops is on my list of new pieces I’d like to create soon. So many things I want to work on, if only there were more hours in the day…
Ok, figured its about time to add another topic: Movie/TV Soundtracks. My aim with this…well, simply to share my love of this certain genre of music. I plan to include the soundtracks that I love, some that I like, and some that are just plain terrible. These will not be in-depth reviews, as I am not a music critic. Just gonna tell ya if I like it or not, and if there are some standout tracks I’ll point ’em out. Most will about Soundtracks to Comic Book Movies or TV shows. But occassionally I may just throw some in that have just plain cool music on them…
Kicking this off…the classic Superman: The Movie, composed by the master John Williams, and performed by the always spectacular London Symphony Orchestra. If you like super hero soundtracks, you own this one. You have to. John Williams composed in this, what I consider to be, the most iconic and memorable superhero them of all time. Even people who have never seen the films know the Superman Theme when they hear it. I also really enoy the Krypton theme, as heard in The Planet Krypton and Fortress of Solitude.
If you’ve never listened to this before, check it out. There’s a 2-CD set that has far more music, but I am just fine with this one as is…
|1. Theme from Superman (Main Title)|
|2. The Planet Krypton|
|3. Destruction of Krypton|
|4. The Trip to Earth|
|5. Love Theme from Superman|
|6. Leaving Home|
|7. The Fortress of Solitude|
|8. The Flying Sequence & Can You Read My Mind|
|9. Super Rescues|
|11. The March of the Villains|
|12. Chasing Rockets|
|13. Turning Back the World|
|14. End Title|
I’m not keen on keeping up with set leaks, spoilers and other such nonsense to ruin an upcoming movie…but I do dig seeing these guys in costume and cant wait to see it on the big screen. Its good to see Captain America (Chris Evans) back in an awesome Red, White, and Blue suit on the set of The Avengers: Age of Ultron!
Ok, i’ll admit I have never read an issue of Green Arrow, but I am a fan of CW’s Arrow. I even liked the portrayal of him on Smallville. But it was Steven Amell’s performance that inspired this next character: Moving Target. He is meant to be my Batman-like character, sporting some cool gadgets. No Superpowers except for his uncanny aim. And filled with the sarcasm and wit of Spider-Man. Oh, and he is left-handed….like my dad. He was originally created in the DCU Online game, like Mr. Miraculous. This drawing is in the style of Ed McGuinnes, another one of my favorite artists.
I am including his in-game appearance, just for fun…
As the ideas for new characters started flowing, the urge to create a speedster kept growing and growing…until finally Turbo was born. It was important for her to be different from the likes of the classic Flash, from DC Comics, and Marvel’s Quicksilver, so the idea popped into mind to give her wheels. The concept: when she’s moving, she’s like a speed-skater. The sad part is, she has the wheels because her artificial feet couldn’t handle the strain of running at Super speeds. Of course, there’s more to that story, but that will come later…