Authors: By The Topps Company, Preface by Talley Morse, Introduction by Nancy Morse and Kirk Taylor, Essay by R. Sikoryak, Afterword by Jay Lynch, Selected by and from the collection of Jeff Shepherd
Imprint: Abrams ComicArts
Publishing Date: 5/14/2013
200 color illustrations
About the book
Bazooka Joe and his Gang have been synonymous with bubble-gum ever since their debut in 1953, providing an irresistible combination of cheap laughs wrapped around pink, sugary sweetness. This book celebrates the iconic mini-comics that are recognized the world over. The story of Bazooka Bubble Gum is also detailed with extensive essays, including a profile of Wesley Morse, the original illustrator of Bazooka Joe. Included are reproductions of more than 100 classic comics spanning six decades—including the complete first series, reprinted in its entirety for the first time—as well as jokes, fortunes, and tiny ads for mail-order merchandise. Like Bazooka Bubble Gum itself, the book is pure nostalgia and guaranteed to appeal to kids and adults alike.
Includes 4 bonus trading cards and a genuine wax wrapper that evokes the original bubble gum packaging—like holding an actual piece of Bazooka in your hands!