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) — even after paring down by about half. 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
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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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
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
That should be twelve, of course; I blame Friday the 13th.