Bazooka bubble gum was first marketed shortly after World War II in the U.S. by the Topps Company of Brooklyn, New York. Bazooka bubble gum was named for a musical instrument that Bob Burns, an entertainer, put together in the 1930s. Burns created his bazooka instrument using just a funnel and two gas pipes. Bazooka gum wrappers are red, white, and blue, and each piece of gumball is wrapped in a comic strip. There are over 75 different comic strips.