Many costumed characters have made the superhuman leap from comics to film, and music is the trusty sidekick that helps make their fanciful adventures plausible. Host David Garland offers music from some of this summer's superhero blockbusters, including the broadcast premiere of selections from Alan Silvestri's score for the forthcoming movie "Captain America: The First Avenger."
Plus, we sample comics-based classics of the past, from Superman and Batman to Spider-Man and Captain America, and much more.
Leon Klatzkin - Adventures Of Superman - Main Title, The Battle - Varese Sarabande
Herschel Burke Gilbert - Open Secret (and Adventures of Superman) - The Slap - Monstrous Movie Music
John Williams - Superman - Main Title - Sony (uncredited) - The Theme of the Justice League of America - Songs and Stories About the Justice League of America - Power Records
Lee Zahler - Batman - The Electrical Brain - WaterTower Music
Nelson Riddle - Batman - Stand Clear, Batman Theme - La La Land
Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard - The Dark Knight Collectors Edition - A Watchful Guardian - Warner Sunset
Alan Silvestri - Captain America: The First Avenger - Captain America, Invasion - Walt Disney Records
Danny Elfman - Spider-Man - Main Title - Sony
John Ottman - The Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer - Galactus Destroys/Opening - Sony
Michael Kamen - X-Men - Final Showdown - Decca
Alan Silvestri - Captain America: The First Avenger - Motorcycle Mayhem, Triumphant Return - Walt Disney Records