Bazooka is famous brand of bubble gum, by the Topps Company. Since it was marketed shortly after WWII, the Tops used colors that symbolize USA and patriotism, red, blue and white. Since 1953, Bazooka Bubble Gum included small comic. The comic and protagonist Bazooka Joe become instant hits. Bazooka Joe, 50 years later, still remains popular.
Packages and comic remain the same, but the Topps Company over the years extended the flavors, adding to the original, Grape Rage, Watermelon Whirl etc. There is also a sugar free version and Flavor Blast, with more intense taste. Although, in a way, American symbol, Bazooka bubble gums are sold all around the world. Comics are usually translated to local language.
Bazooka Joe is one of the most famous advertizing characters of 20th century. Comics are generally childish, with simple twists. No... There is nothing wrong with his right eye. He just wares an eye patch to... be "more interesting".