In brief, ''[[ Components on Campus]]'' is a discontinued {{Webcomic}} based on the musical ''Theatre/StarlightExpress''.

In more detail, ''Components on Campus'' is a ''Theatre/StarlightExpress'' fan comic in which Electra's components go to college [[ExcusePlot for intentionally unexplained reasons]]. Once there, they meet characters from several other musicals, including [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera Erik]], [[Theatre/{{Cats}} Bombalurina]], [[Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat Joseph]], [[Theatre/ManOfLaMancha Aldonza]], and even [[Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar Jesus]], among others. HilarityEnsues!

The comic combines a linear story with the gag-a-day format, adding an extra layer of surreality to a bizarre premise.

''Components on Campus'' was once quite popular with the insular ''Theatre/StarlightExpress'' fandom, but has been unfinished since 2002.

!!This comic contains examples of:

* AnthropomorphicShift: The characters are anthropomorphic in canon, but here they wear street clothes rather than their stage costumes.
* ArtEvolution: The art quality increases sharply over a short period of time. Contrast the first three or four pages with pages six or seven.
* ButchLesbian: Wrench, who wears leather and punk outfits, once had a career as a street fighter, and is aggressive enough to intimidate the extremely muscular Krupp. She's steel covering steel.
* CampGay: Purse is never without makeup, usually wears daisy dukes, and is fond of the word "fabulous." Joseph is less overt about his orientation, but the hints are difficult to overlook. Unlike Wrench and Volta, who share the {{Psycho Lesbian}} trope between them, Purse and Joseph are ''not'' together, though they probably would have been if the comic had ever come to a genuine conclusion.
* CatGirl: Bombalurina.
* CrackFic
* CutShort: One can read the entire comic in a single sitting.
* DeadpanSnarker: Volta's sarcasm is her most profound characteristic.
* DepravedBisexual / MemeticMolester: Electra, who already had the potential for it in canon.
* EveryoneIsGay: With the exceptions of Erik and Electra (who are straight and bisexual, respectively), all the characters who have stated sexual orientations are gay or lesbian.
* FurryConfusion: Mechanoid Confusion is a more accurate term. The first page shows Electra driving his components to college; Volta later uses a laptop computer to surf the Internet.
* GenkiGirl: Joule is by far the most energetic of all the characters.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Jesus never appears physically, but his speech bubbles are filled in with blackletter text.
* IncompatibleOrientation: After a spat with Wrench, the rage-blinded Volta storms off to a cinema with Erik. He assumes that this gesture is a sign of affection toward him, only to learn that "...the girl in question is already happily involved with a big leather-clad Scottish woman!"
* InterspeciesRomance: Joule the dynamite truck-person enters a relationship with Bombalurina the CatGirl. Erik is interested in Volta ("But you can't help but wonder...are all the good trains gay?"). Purse falls in love with Joseph.
* KickTheDog: Electra forces his previously loyal components to earn money to pay for their tuition, even though he could easily cover the costs himself.
* LampshadeHanging: [[ "Master Electra? If we're trains, why are we driving?"]]
* ManlyGay: Krupp, assuming that he's like [[EveryoneIsGay all the other components]].
* MegaCrossover: Over half a dozen musicals are represented in this comic.
* OrphanedSeries
* PsychoLesbian: Wrench and Volta are both psychotic train-women in a relationship with each other.
* RealMenWearPink: Manly-man Krupp is a cooking aficionado.
* ShoutOut: Occasionally the comic includes puns on actors who have performed in or lyricists who have written for ''Theatre/StarlightExpress'', such as the components eating at a cafe called Kappa's Kitchen.
* TakeOurWordForIt: This is the logic on which the comic runs.
* TheInternetIsForPorn: The comic ends with Volta looking at porn sites while Wrench broods about her new job.
* {{Tsundere}}: As befits a freezer truck, Volta is normally cold...but she has a soft side that only Wrench can bring out.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Wrench.