Bazooka Joe and His Gang

Bazooka Joe and His Gang

By The Topps Company
Preface by Talley Morse
Introduction by Nancy Morse and Kirk Taylor
Essay by R. Sikoryak and Bhob Stewart
Afterword by Jay Lynch
Selected by Jeff Shepherd


Price: $19.75

  • Publication Date: May 14, 2013
  • Imprint: Abrams ComicArts
  • ISBN: 9781613124710
  • Page Count: 224
  • Illustrations: 200 color illustrations
  • Rights: World/All

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.

Praise for Bazooka Joe and His Gang:

“A sweet bubble of nostalgia.” —The Wall Street Journal

“It’s a sweet treat for your inner kid.” —Parade magazine

"A snappy new book, Bazooka Joe and His Gang looks at the history and heritage of one the world’s most recognized candy icons and commemorates the 60th anniversary of its origins." – American

About the author

The Topps Company, Inc., founded in 1938, is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionary.

Selected by and from the collection of Jeff Shepherd.