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 of all time. The opening prolog of the book (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. Originally composed for oboe and percussion, this version was revised in 2018 for oboe and piano.
Download the score: Imaginary Stories