This comic sets up a backdrop of noble pursuits in that Bazooka Joe is a man working diligently toward a the American dream of riches, which we can only assume he intends to donate to the poor. However these hopes for a better tomorrow are soon dashed on the proverbial "rocks" when we see that Bazooka Joe places too much value on his unexperienced ability to find gold. Bazooka Joe's situation is due to a lack of planning, a trait that one would most likely think to be fundamental in a character seemingly as cool as Bazooka Joe. Not only this, but when Bazooka Joe is confronted, he immediately tries to hoodwink his debtor. Instead of encouraging responsible action when the situation becomes uncontrollable Bazooka Joe tells the reader to use trickery and deceit. Not only this but if Bazooka Joe is actually a true mystic master of space and time then why doesn't he place himself into a place and time more suitable to finding gold, the answer lies in Bazooka Joe's obvious disregard for planning.
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