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Hawkman & the Flash

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Wildcat & Dr. Fate

Batman & Robin


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Batman & the Flash

Green Arrow & Green Lantern

The Atom

Batman & Robin

Coming soon

Jimmy Olsen & Lois Lane

Steve Trevor


Steve Savage

The Flash

Johnny Thunder

Sgt. Rock & Easy Company


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Green Lantern

Lois, Clark & Jimmy

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Bruce Wayne


Swamp Thing

Fred Hembeck

Hawkman and the Flash
Uploaded September 14, 1999

"The world is filled….with silly love songs…."

Sorry - that's the song I'll always associate with Paul McCartney & Wings. I know, I know, it's not 'Band on the Run', or 'Mull of Kintyre' but it's a darn sight better than some of the other ones.

I've already written about our young, upwardly-mobile hawk police (a.k.a. YUHPPIES - the 'h' is silent) elsewhere, so I'm going to use this strip of Fred's to segue into something musical.

No, I'm not going to break into song. For one thing, I'm not running RealAudio, and second, I'm worried that the sound of me singing would remind y'all of Black Bolt practicing an aria in a china shop.

Nope, this one's going to be about theme songs. We all have them, or know people who do. Sometimes they're appropriate; other times, you'd dearly love to nominate certain titles for those around you. For example, single people at weddings always seem to enjoy subjecting the bride and goon to off-key serenades of Bon Jovi's 'You Give Love a Bad Name', Cat Stevens' 'The First Cut is the Deepest', or the J. Geils Band's 'Love Stinks'. (You've got to love the title on that last one - it's just so elegant in its simplicity.)

So, then - a list of super-heroes, and song titles which are either startlingly appropriate, or simply tasteless. You be the judge.

Brilliant Disguise
(Bruce Springsteen)
The Hard Way Every Time
(Jim Croce)
Green Lantern

(Alan Scott)
Green Lights
(Bonnie Raitt)
Green Lantern

(Hal Jordan)
Redemption Song
(Bob Marley)
The Flash

(Barry Allen)
Execution of Flash
(Queen - 'Flash Gordon' soundtrack)
The Flash

(Wally West)
Another One Bites the Dust
The Flash

(Jay Garrick)
Alive & Kicking
(Simple Minds)
Wonder Woman
Sexy Little Girl Princess
(Lisa Germano)
The King Is Dead Boring
(John Wesley Harding)
Martian Manhunter
It's Not Easy Being Green
(Kermit the Frog)
Green Arrow
The Older We Get
(Hothouse Flowers)
Black Canary
She Loves the Jerk
(John Hiatt)
As Close to Flying
(Four Bitchin' Babes)
Plastic Man
Bend Me, Shape Me
(The Strangers)
Phantom Stranger
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
(Bob Dylan)
Red Tornado
Against the Wind
(Bob Seger)
The Creeper
Still Crazy After All These Years
(Simon & Garfunkel)
Robin, the Boy Wonder
Bif Bang Pow
Vengeance - The Pace
(Blue Oyster Cult)
Rama Lama Ding Dong

(Jack Knight)
Collector Man Blues
(Sonny Boy Williamson)
Bark, Bite, Fight All Night
(Lou Rawls)
Addicted to Danger
Johnny Thunder
Everybody's Makin' It Big But Me
(Dr. Hook)
Belief in the Small Man
(Big Country)

(Kara Zor-El)
I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight
(Cutting Crew)
Captain Marvel
You Love the Thunder
(Jackson Browne)
Part Man, Part Monkey
(Bruce Springsteen)
Adam Strange
A Spaceman Came Travelling
(Chris de Burgh)
It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Elongated Man
What've I Been Drinkin'
(Powder Blues)
Every Little Thing
She Does Is Magic

(The Police)
Dr. Mid-Nite
Beware of Darkness
(George Harrison)
Johnny Quick
Can't Stop Running
(Todd Rundgren)
The Human Bomb
Boom Boom
(Eric Burdon and the Animals)
Phantom Lady
Headlights on the Parade
(Blue Nile)
Chemical Funk
(Da Damn Phreak Noize Funk)

Hey! Send me your picks for heroes I haven't included here, and I'll add them to the list!

Reader suggestions!

Phantom Girl
(Sheryl Crow)

- NP

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