I read a lot of comic books and Superman remains one of my favorite characters. Alan Moore and Curt Swan’s Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow is, I think, one of the best Superman stories. The opening prolog of the comic (which is one of the stories portraying Superman’s death) establishes that the book is “an imaginary tale (which may never happen but then again may)” and ends with the final tag line “Aren’t they all?” I have theories which relate comic books to music and at some point we can chat about it. For now, I’ll spare you and just ask you to listen to the music.
To be honest, the original percussion version of the piece needs a little TLC and revision, especially of the first movement. The version with piano is good to go!
Download the score (oboe + piano): Imaginary Stories
Download the score (oboe + percussion): Imaginary Stories