Have you ever been reading through a comicbook and wished that it had a corresponding soundtrack to go along with the great writing and art? Well, DC Comics must have been thinking the same thing.
Alongside their push to revitalize their entire publishing line with the DC Rebirth titles, the company is using Spotify to connect with their fans in a new way. Creating an official DC Comics Spotify account, they’ve been adding playlists for each week of the DC Rebirth that feature music specifically chosen by members of the creative teams based upon what they were listening to as they put the issues together.
So readers can flip through the Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 issue and take in the action, story and art while listening to the same music that writer Greg Rucka and penciler Matthew Clark listened to while crafting the issue.
It’s a very interesting concept, one that is surprising that no one else has tried previously, because music is so important to other mediums. Every comic book that gets adapted into a TV show or movie comes with a soundtrack to go along with the story and action, so it only makes sense that it’s done with comic books.
Of course any fan could do this themselves at any point, and most probably do listen to music when they read, but having it put together by the company and the creative team behind the book adds a new level to it. It connects you because now you can imagine which of these tracks they were listening to as they wrote or drew a scene of Wonder Woman or Flash or Superman taking off in an iconic pose to fight off some threat to the world.
So far the company has only released a list for the DC Universe: Rebirth #1 one-shot and for each of the five week two Rebirth issues, but it is very likely that they plan to continue the trend going forward.
The lists include:
Action Comics #957 – By writer Dan Jurgens and penciler/inker Patrick Zircher
Aquaman: Rebirth #1 – By writer Dan Abnett and inker Mark Morales
Detective Comics #934 – By inker Eber Ferreira and penciler Eddy Barrows
The Flash: Rebirth #1 – By writer Joshua Williamson and penciler/ inker Carmine Di Giandomenico
Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 – By writer Greg Rucka and penciler Matthew Clark
DC Universe: Rebirth #1 – By Ethan Van Sciver, Gary Frank, Joe Prado and Matt Santorelli
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