Say It Ain’t So!: Bazooka Joe To Be Replaced

He was created by a cartoonist who was (in)famous for his pornographic comics, and written by a noted underground cartoonist (and later drawn by another!  And then another!).

He’s one of the few iconic advertising candy characters, and along with Twinkies, one of the few brands to use comics to sell the product.

He’s known world-wide, speaking in a variety of languages, and known to just about any kid with a nickel in his or her pocket (or willing to swipe a piece from the grocery store checkout).

He’s told more jokes than Henny Youngman, and more fortunes than Zoltar.

He’s been satirized, parodied (by Topps, twice!), referenced, and even silk screened by famous artists. [Read more…]