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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 decadesand#151;including the complete first series, reprinted in its entirety for the first timeand#151;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 packagingand#151;like holding an actual piece of Bazooka in your hands!

Praise for Bazooka Joe and His Gang:

and#147;A sweet bubble of nostalgia.and#8221;and#160; and#151;The Wall Street Journal

and#147;Itand#8217;s a sweet treat for your inner kid.and#8221; and#151;Parade magazine

"A snappy new book, Bazooka Joe and His Gang looks at the history and heritage of one the worldand#8217;s most recognized candy icons and commemorates the 60th anniversary of its origins." and#150; American Profile.com

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Synopsis:

Wacky Packages was a series of collectible stickers featuring parodies of consumer products and well-known brands and packaging. This collection of Series One through Series Seven (from 1973 and 1974) celebrates the products' 35th anniversary.

Synopsis:

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Ever since Star Trek first aired on television in 1966, the series has had a strong influence on pop culture. In 1976, due to the showand#8217;s rising popularity in syndication, Topps released a series of collectible trading cards featuring full-color images from the classic television series created by Gene Roddenberry, as well as synopses and information on the cast and crew of the Starship Enterprise. This first-ever compilation includes the fronts and backs of all 88 cards and 22 rare and hard-to-find stickers (which were originally sold one per pack), as well as text and commentary by Star Trek insiders Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmannand#151;guaranteed to please the die-hard Trekkie as well as a whole new generation of fans.

Praise for Star Trek: The Original Topps Trading Card Series

and#147;If you're like me, most of those cards are long gone by now, so Iand#8217;ve loved the hardcover books devoted to the company's various product lines.and#8221; and#151;USA Todayand#8217;s Pop Candy blog

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Synopsis:

Edgy, subversive, and darkly comedic, Toppsand#8217;s infamous Mars Attacks trading cards have inspired and fascinated fans ever since they were first published in 1962. Created by Len Brown and Woody Gelman and illustrated by such pulp luminaries as Norm Saunders, Wally Wood, and Bob Powell, this first-ever 16-month Mars Attacks calendar features high-quality reproductions from the original transparencies. Includes 4 bonus collectible cards.

About the Author

The Topps Company, Inc., founded in 1938, is best known as a leading producer of baseball cards and other trading cards and stickers. They are also known for Bazooka bubblegum, which was introduced in 1947.

Art Spiegelman is an American comics artist and editor, best known for his Pulitzer Prizeand#150;winning comics memoir, Maus.

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Marcus, April 22, 2009 (view all comments by Marcus)
Now I have that stupid song stuck in my head. But this little gem of a book brought back a lot of laughs long stifled since my childhood. We went nuts for Wacky Packages and we swapped and we traded and we bartered and all of that stuff. My neighbor had some real old vintage ones on her refrigerator that I would go crazy for. But it seems like they haven't included ALL of them. There has to be a sizable number of images that didn't make it into this book. Perhaps I'm mistaken and this book only offers up a few volumes in the series....I know there is stuff that I had that's missing from this book. But - anyway, if you grew up in the 60's and early 70's and you remember purchasing these things for 10 cents or so, this is a wonderful book that looks back on adolescence and hits the funny bone hard. It's short on words and descriptions, but that's fine. The laugh-out-loud images are enough. This book brought a huge smile to my face that didn't go away for a long time. It brought back a wave of great memories and for that, it's worth twice the price!!! I love it!
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Michael Hockinson, June 30, 2008 (view all comments by Michael Hockinson)
Return with us now to a time before Garbage Pail Kids, when lockers, Pee-Chees and lunchboxes were festooned with Wacky Packages. If you were a kid in the early 70's, Wackies were very likely your first exposure to Pop Art and (subliminally) anti-consumerism (who'd've guessed people like Art Spiegelmanwere behind it all). Beautifully photographed, with two great essays, this one makes an awesome gift for the big kid inside us all.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810995314
Author:
Topps Company
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
With:
Spiegelman, Art
Introduction:
Spiegelman, Art
Author:
Lynch, Jay
Author:
Erdmann, Terry J.
Author:
Sikoryak, R.
Author:
Shepherd, Jeff
Author:
Spiegeiman, Art
Author:
Company, The Topps
Author:
Block, Paula M.
Author:
Morse, Talley
Author:
Morse, Nancy
Author:
Topps Company, The
Author:
Spiegelman, Art
Author:
Stewart, Bhob
Author:
Taylor, Kirk
Author:
Brown, Len
Author:
The, Topps Company
Afterword by:
Lynch, Jay
Afterword:
Lynch, Jay
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Paper Ephemera
Subject:
Reference - Price Guides
Subject:
Antiques-Ephemera
Subject:
Television - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
June 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
224 Color Illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.13 x 5.50 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 240 pages Abrams Books for Young Readers - English 9780810995314 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Wacky Packages was a series of collectible stickers featuring parodies of consumer products and well-known brands and packaging. This collection of Series One through Series Seven (from 1973 and 1974) celebrates the products' 35th anniversary.
"Synopsis" by ,
and#160;
Ever since Star Trek first aired on television in 1966, the series has had a strong influence on pop culture. In 1976, due to the showand#8217;s rising popularity in syndication, Topps released a series of collectible trading cards featuring full-color images from the classic television series created by Gene Roddenberry, as well as synopses and information on the cast and crew of the Starship Enterprise. This first-ever compilation includes the fronts and backs of all 88 cards and 22 rare and hard-to-find stickers (which were originally sold one per pack), as well as text and commentary by Star Trek insiders Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmannand#151;guaranteed to please the die-hard Trekkie as well as a whole new generation of fans.

Praise for Star Trek: The Original Topps Trading Card Series

and#147;If you're like me, most of those cards are long gone by now, so Iand#8217;ve loved the hardcover books devoted to the company's various product lines.and#8221; and#151;USA Todayand#8217;s Pop Candy blog

and#160;

"Synopsis" by , Edgy, subversive, and darkly comedic, Toppsand#8217;s infamous Mars Attacks trading cards have inspired and fascinated fans ever since they were first published in 1962. Created by Len Brown and Woody Gelman and illustrated by such pulp luminaries as Norm Saunders, Wally Wood, and Bob Powell, this first-ever 16-month Mars Attacks calendar features high-quality reproductions from the original transparencies. Includes 4 bonus collectible cards.
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