While I’m a (mostly) recovered comic book nerd, I’m still a sucker for just about any superhero movie this side of “Daredevil.” (God! That suuuuuucked! But not quite as bad as the sequel, “Elektra.”) So I thought I’d come up with a good iPod mix for all the other dorks who are excited about the opening of “Superman Returns” today:
"I Am Superman" R.E.M.
"Superman" Jucifer (If you haven’t caught on, a lot of people have written songs called "Superman." I’ll leave it at those three.)
"The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts Tonight" Sufjan Stevens (He even passed out little, inflated Superman toys when he performed it at Sasquatch a few weeks back.)
"Man of Steel" Hank Williams Jr.
"(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" The Kinks
"Jimmy Olsen’s Blues" Spin Doctors
"You Don’t Mess Around With Jim" Jim Croce ("… you don’t tug on Superman’s cape," later lifted by horrorcore outfit, the Gravediggaz)
"Kryptonite" 3 Doors Down
I just made that mix up on the fly, so feel free to chime in with all the tunes I forgot. See you at the cineplex.
The above image comes from DCComics.com.