Remember how last year at San Diego Comic-Con, Mondo released an amazing vinyl soundtrack album for Batman: The Animated Series that was actually shaped like a Batman symbol? Remember how much you --- and by "you," I mean "I" --- wanted that thing, even though you --- same deal --- do not actually own a record player? Well, get ready to want again.

This week DC and Mondo announced that they are following up the B:TAS album with this year's offering, featuring the theme from Superman: The Animated Series on a die-cut disc shaped like Superman's emblem, complete with a screenprinted S on the b-side. I'm going to go ahead and assume that in this case, it stands for Hope They Don't Run Out While I'm Waiting In Line.



The album itself will feature the opening and ending themes to Superman: TAS as well as the theme from the New Batman/Superman Adventures, by the great Shirley Walker, and if nothing else, it's nice to see the Superman show finally getting some attention. S:TAS will probably always be stuck in the shadow of its darker predecessor, but it was a great series that definitely lived up to the standards of B:TAS, and Walker's contributions to the score were a big part of that.

If you aren't planning on making it out to San Diego, good news: While the album debuts at Comic-Con, it'll be available online later in July. While the video announcement doesn't include the price, last year's Batman 12" sold for $25, so one assumes that it'll be along the same lines. Probably best to check that out before you wait in line at the convention, though.


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