A Swamp Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


Watching the Tony Awards telecast last Sunday, I found myself coming up with
comics-related twists on the titles of various plays and musicals. The game continued for several days until my list grew long enough to split into two — one for DC, one for Marvel (next post) — while still paring each down to about half the rough draft. Some entries are more accessible to non-comics-reading folks than others; the only rule was passing over titles that wouldn't need to be changed at all, such as Man and Superman.

Now take your seats for my...

Top Twenty DC Comics Broadway Mashups

20. Riddler on the Roof

19. My Fair Lady Blackhawk

18. Ain't Mister Mxyzptlk

17. Captain Carrot and His Amazing Technicolor Zoo Crew

16. The Justice League of American Buffalos

15. Koriand'rolanus

14. Same Time, One Year Later

13. Glengarry Pete Ross

12. Bizarro #1 Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next

11. Oedipus Rex Mason

10. Joker's Shop of Horrors

9. The 52-Week Itch

8. Kiss Me, Kent

7. Pal Jimmy

6. Arsenic and Lois Lane

5. Catwoman on a Hot Tin Roof

4. Darkseid Story

3. Six Characters in Search of Lex Luthor

2. Mamma Mera!

And the Number One DC Comics Broadway Mashup...

1. How to Succeed as Batman Without Really Flying

Make sure you check out Marvel Comics on Broadway in the next post — and see a dozen of my honorable (?) mentions in the comments below, where you can share your own!


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2 comments:

Blam said...


Next Thirteen DC Comics Broadway Mashups

A Little Night Woman
The 25th Annual Gotham County Spelling Bee
Sinestro and Juliet
Doctor Light in the Piazza
Biloxi Blue Beetles
700 Sunday Editions of
The Daily Planet
Brigadoon Patrol
Jason Todd: The Demon Boy Wonder of Fleet Street
Metallo de Bergerac
On a Clear Day You Can See the Forever People
Guy Gardner and Dolls
The Phantom Lady of the Opera


Blam said...


That should be twelve, of course; I blame Friday the 13th.