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solid writing
skilled art
historical bonus 2
total score 6
Premium Crackers #1
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Only Printing / February, 1974 / 24 pages / John A. Adams
The first issue of Premium Crackers was created in 1974 as one part of John Adams' master's thesis show at the University of Colorado. The comic book featured Adams' pop art illustration style and helped him earn his fine arts degree. After graduating, Adams went on to produce Pure Art Quarterly, a quarterly minicomic which would provide inspiration for his future creative works, at least in the realm of comic-book art.

Premium Crackers #1 is printed on newsprint, but its cheap production only obscures Adams' stark yet ambiguous comic art, worthy of much higher-quality production. The comics don't provide linear storytelling through conventional scripting, but they do offer sets of sequential art that engage the eye, convey action and themes, and sometimes progress through an irregular (and enigmatic) story arc
John Adams printed approximately 1,000 copies of this comic book. It has not been reprinted.
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