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August 9, 2009


FFF Results Post #175 -- Overture

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Comic Properties That Should Be Adapted Into Broadway Musicals." This is how they responded.

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David P. Welsh

1. Antique Bakery
2. Polly and the Pirates
3. 10, 20, 30
4. Palomar
5. Dragon Head

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Skin
2. The Invisibles
3. Cromartie High School ("Cromartie High School Musical")
4. The King Canute Crowd
5. The Great Outdoor Fight

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Aaron White

1. Ranma 1/2
2. Kraven's Last Hunt
3. 1-800 MICE
4. Kill of the Spider Women
5. How To Be An Artist

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Ryan Kirk

1. Wally Gropius
2. Batman: Mad Love
3. Herbie
4. Bone
5. Red Rocket 7

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Andrew Mansell

1. George Sprott (dancing eskimos)
2. Little Lulu
3. Mechanics
4. Fables
5. Ghost World

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Matthew Craig

1. Promethea - Moore/Williams III/Elfman
2. Youngblood - Liefeld/Flea
3. Groo The Wanderer - Aragon├ęs/Evanier/Gershwin
4. Dinosaur Comics - North/Starr
5. Phonogram - Gillen/McKelvie/One Very Rich Licensing Lawyer

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Rob Clough

1. Prez
2. Why I Hate Saturn
3. Cherry Poptart
4. Vampirella
5. King Cat

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Scott Dunbier

Zot
Reid Fleming
Silver Surfer
Gasoline Alley
Terry & the Pirates

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Mark Coale

1. The Inferior Five
2. American Flagg
3. Sebastian O
4. Stig's Inferno
5. Black Panther

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Don MacPherson

1) Phonogram
2) NextWave, Agents of H.A.T.E.
3) Prez
4) Sandman ("Three Septembers and a January" - the Emperor Norton issue)
5) Marvel's Thor

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Chris Mautner

1) Bone
2) Wimbledon Green
3) Uzumaki
4) Calvin and Hobbes
5) Jack Kirby's Fourth World Saga

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Buzz Dixon

1. Cromarte High School (oh, Hellzapoppin' YEAH!)
2. James Bond (using John Barry's scores as a basis; yeah, yeah, I know technically this is a movie reference but the books and films were adapted as comics so that's my excuse)
3. Modesty Blaise (her big number would be "The Nailer")
4. The Archies (perfect set-up for a musical + a dynamite range of characters)
5. Sandman (an embarassment of riches; one could turn this into a multi-part "Der Ring des Nibelungen" operatic epic)

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Grant Goggans

1. Robo-Hunter in "Play it Again, Sam"
2. "The Lethal Laziness of Lobelia Loam"
3. That "War That Time Forgot" story with the hundred-foot tall Nazi super-robot
4. The Actress and the Bishop in "The Thing in the Shed" (there will be so many auditions, and I'm afraid I'll have to attend them all, to find the perfect actress for the role of The Actress)
5. Marvel/Miracleman - not an adaptation, but an original work based around the characters of Anglo, Moore, Skinn, Gaiman, MacFarlane and everybody else arguing about who owns what and why, in song.

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Richard Pachter

1. Zenith
2. Heart of Empire
3. Superman Beyond
4. Omaha The Cat Dancer
5. Zot!

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Michael Grabowski

* Krazy Kat
* Boulevard of Broken Dreams
* The Desert Peach
* The Locas stories from the Hopey-on-tour period (L&R V.1 #20-30 or so)
* Nothing Eve

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Zippy the Pinhead
2. Groo (featuring/starring The Minstrel)
3. Zot!
4. Girl Genius
5. Thor (Lee/Kirby version)

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Brandon Graham

1. Black Metal
2. Martian Manhunter
3. Wendy Pini's masque of the red death
4. The part of Batman a death in the family where the Joker becomes the Iranian ambasador to the U.N.
5. bill willingham's Ironwood

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Justin J. Major

1. Little Lulu
2. Anpanman
3. The Legion of Superheroes
4. Gasoline Alley
5. Dreadstar

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Richard Barker

1. The Dark Horse Madman stories
2. Mr Punch
3. Eddy Current

and a couple which should have always been overblown musical extravaganzas instead of movies:

4. Howard the Duck
5. Sin City

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Tom Cherry

1. Neil the Horse
2. 'Mazing Man (Written by Billy Joel)
3. Archie (Maybe TPTB can snag the people behind HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL for that one)
4. Herbie
5. Calvin and Hobbes (Sondheim's final musical!)

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Uriel A. Duran

1) Madman
2) Watchmen
3) Calvin & Hobbes
4) Akira
5) Rio Veneno

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Ben Ostrander

1. Marshal Law
2. Luba
3. Barry Ween
4. Camelot 3000
5. Secret of San Saba or Dead in the West (both by Jack Jackson)

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Danny Ceballos

1. Lynda Barry's 100 Demons (music by Dolly Parton)
2. Jerry Moriarty's Jack Survives (music by George Crumb)
3. Neil Gaiman, et al., The Sandman (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber)
4. Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy (music by Carole King)
5. Osamu Tezuka's Dororo (music by Shonen Knife)

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Indigo Kelleigh

1. Bloom County
2. Swamp Thing (something akin to Phantom of the Opera)
3. Berlin
4. Pogo
5. Ambush Bug

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Alan David Doane

1. Street Angel
2. The Death of Speedy
3. Laura Parks's "Freaks" from Superior Showcase
4. Bluesman
5. Dan Clowes's "Mr. Wonderful" From the NY Times.

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topic suggested by David Welsh

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