Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the Cap

Captain America musical
Ad from Marvel Comics dated March 1986 (This one was in Fantastic Four #288)

The mid-eighties Captain America Broadway musical—like a lot of Stan-hyped comic-to-media adaptations—never happened, more's the pity, but doncha wonder what the role of the "10- to 14-year old girl" woulda been? I'm gonna guess it was the role of Girl Bucky (Buckarella?). And after all, 1986 was the year we saw famous boy sidekicks replaced by spunky young teen girls, so what more natural evolution for Cap than to have a female sidekick? I think it woulda gonna something like this:
Captain America and Bucky

Alas, like the number of licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, the world will never know.


Michael Jones said...

How about a troupe of "Buckettes"?

J.R. Jenks said...

Our musical needs a subtitle. I suggest...

Captain America: Let's get a Barnes and put on a show!

J.R. Jenks said...

I'm seeing Agent Axis performing the Fred Astaire/Nanette Fabray/Jack Buchanan classic Triplets.

As a solo.

Harvey Jerkwater said...

Hey, remember the "Spider-Man" movie that was in the early stages from (I think) Cannon Pictures in the mid-eighties? I saw some promotional art for it in...about 1985, I think. For years I wondered when it would come out. Around 1988, I gave up hope. A sad little comic fan was I.

Sure, it would have been terrible, but c'mon.

The Mutt said...

Grown Man who likes Show Tunes and Costumes seeks "Very Special Friend."

Um, no.

Rich said...

Cap and Becky?

Nice ring to it.

Brian Smith said...

Re: the subtitle comment: I'm not one to type "lol" but I seriously did laugh out loud at that, so thanks!