Welcome to my site! My fascination with gum comics began several years ago when I rediscovered my childhood collection of Bazooka Joe and Fleer Funnies in a small Russell Stover candy box. The colorful wax paper images brought back memories of youthful innocence and summers, long ago. While looking over some Bazooka Joe's, I re-acquainted myself with the corny jokes, the fortunes that didn't come true and the spiffy prizes you could send away for. I also noticed a tiny code number in the title banner and began to wonder collector type thoughts. How many different comics are there? When did they first appear?
I've been a collector of one thing or another for most of my life. Mostly comic books and non-sport trading cards. Research into the gum comics provided only bits and pieces of general information. What I learned most was, the kind of detailed information I was looking for seemed unavailable. Curiosity got the best of me and I was determined to get to the bottom of these mysteries. I decided the best way to do that was to collect them myself ... all of them!
In a very short time, I became obsessed with acquiring one of each comic, and in the process, I discovered other gum comics and got hooked on those too. Argh! This site will attempt to shed light on some of those mysteries and clear up any confusion surrounding the wonderful world of Bubblegum Comics.