Ask a Superhero: Theme Music

Int.: As a Superhero afficianado, could you tell us what superhero has the coolest theme music?

Dave: That’s pretty easy. Superman.

Int.: Any particular version?

Dave: Every version, whether it was a cartoon, a TV show or a movie, Superman had great themes. Very exciting and stirring. I also love the 1960s Batman Theme and fight music. I used to like the Danny Elfman Batman music from Batman with Michael Keaton, but Willy Wonka ruined that.

Int.: Why?

Dave: Well Derrick wanted to See Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which Elfman scored almost the same way as he did Batman. I was expecting the Joker to appear at any moment in that movie. Now, when I see that Batman series, I end up expecting Oompa Loompas to jump out, so I can’t even enjoy those.

Int.: You don’t like oompa loompas?

Dave: Not in a Batman movie. Maybe if there was an Oompa Loompa Superhero villain.

Int.: Like maybe the riddler as an Oompa Loompa. “Oompa Loompa Dupedy Doo, Batman, I’ve got another riddle for you.”

Dave: Well something like that anyway.

Int: Beyond the music ruined by Danny Elfman, is there any supehero theme you don’t like?

Dave: Sure from the 1966-67 Iron Man TV show. That’s too cheesy, even for me.

Int: I didn’t know that was possible. What about your own theme music?

Dave: My theme music? I’d have to have a TV show first.

Int: You know like when some basebally players come to the plate, they have music playing, like We Will Rock You.

Dave: You expect me to fly into battle, playing, We Will Rock You.

Int: You mean you’ve not thought of it?

Dave: Not that specifically, I did ask about a theme for the website. The lawyers say I can’t have theme music that’s been published because the artists can sue. They said I could use public domain music for a theme, but the only thing I’ve come up with is World War I fight music. Imagine flying into battle with that.

Int.: I see the challenge. Maybe, you should consider some giveaways.

Dave: That’s a thought.

Int: Let’s talk about it next week. E-mail your questions for Dave to Then follow his story every Tuesday at Laser and Sword Magazine. Tales of the Dim Knight is set for release November 22nd, but you can sample the first four chapters for free in our ebook.