Leitmotif: Comic Books

  • Alan Moore wrote "This Vicious Cabaret" (complete with musical notation in the graphic novel) as the prologue to one of V for Vendetta's chapters, using its dark and nihilistic verses in several later panels to set their tone. Interestingly, he then passed it on to David J to make it into a real song[1] that was released on an EP.
  • In Transformers: More than Meets the Eye, Tarn, head of the Decepticon Justice Division has the classical Cybertronian piece, the "Empyrean Suite" as his theme song in universe.