Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Published by Verlag fur Moderne Kunst
I was amused to see my name atop the list of authors of this new book about the Marvel Universe of comic-book heroes (there are 20 of us, including the late Stan Lee) — it was, of course, an alphabetical listing on Amazon. But I was delighted to be asked to write an essay about music in the Marvel movies, which provided an opportunity to talk with such celebrated composers as Alan Silvestri (Captain America, The Avengers), Patrick Doyle (Thor), Brian Tyler (Iron Man 2 and 3), Michael Giacchino (Doctor Strange), Christophe Beck (Ant-Man) and, just prior to his Oscar win, Ludwig Goransson (Black Panther). And as a longtime Marvel fan dating back to the mid-1960s, it was a thrill to join the ranks of Roy Thomas, Danny Fingeroth, Joe Quesada and other contributors to this colorful volume.