Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, and current owner of Topps, picked up the rights to to adapt the bubblegum comic strip Bazooka Joe into a feature film.Â Writing the movie will be Mark Hammer, not to be confused with Mike Hammer, who apparently graduated from college this past week. “Bazooka Joe” has been a comic strip used as an advertising device for the gum since the 1950s. Joe, who wears an eye patch for reasons never explained, has child-friendly misadventures, sometime joined by a host of friends with the names Pesty, Mort (always with a turtleneck sweater pulled up over
Notorious pin-up babe from the 1950s Bettie Page passed away yesterday at the age of 85.Â She’d been in a coma for about a week after suffering a heart attack.Â Page got a resurgence in popularity following Dave Stevens The Rocketeer comic that had Page’s likeness appear inside.Â The two were friends for years, and it is interesting/strange the two died so close together. Another great shot of Page from Stevens book after the jump.