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Summary Corpse on the Imjin! and Other Stories ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð The creation of MAD would have been enough to cement Harvey Kurtzman s reputation as one of the titans of American comics but Kurtzman also created two other comics landmarks the scrupulously researched and superbly crafted warNts as designer extraordinaire Alex Toth Marvel comics stalwart Gene Colan and a pre Sgt Rock Joe Kubert and such unexpected guests as The Lighter Side of MAD artist Dave Berg and DC comics veteran Ric Estrada as well as a rarity a story by EC regular John Severin inked by KurtzmanLike every book in the Fantagraphics EC line Corpse on the Imjin will feature extensive essays and notes on these classic stories by EC experts but Kurtzman s stories as vital powerful affecting and even yes modern today as when they were created 60 years ago are what makes this collection a must have for any comics read. Excellent book Most Kurtzman fans will be familiar with these stories from the myriad EC reprints available But rereading stories like Air Burst and Corpse On the Imjin for the eleventeenth time is not exactly a hardship There are also some excellent historical essays and an interview reprinted from the Ross Cochran reprints of Two Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat but nice to read as a whole rather than interspersed between reprints to round out the volume There are better stories written by Kurtzman but featuring someone else's art than some of the choices reprinted here and interested parties are encouraged to seek out further reprints particularly the Cochran volumes if they can be found All in all a nice introduction to Kurtzman's legacy

Corpse on the Imjin and Other StoriesNts as designer extraordinaire Alex Toth Marvel comics stalwart Gene Colan and a pre Sgt Rock Joe Kubert and such unexpected guests as The Lighter Side of MAD artist Dave Berg and DC comics veteran Ric Estrada as well as a rarity a story by EC regular John Severin inked by KurtzmanLike every book in the Fantagraphics EC line Corpse on the Imjin will feature extensive essays and notes on these classic stories by EC experts but Kurtzman s stories as vital powerful affecting and even yes modern today as when they were created 60 years ago are what makes this collection a must have for any comics read. Excellent book Most Kurtzman fans will be familiar with these stories from the myriad EC reprints available But rereading stories like Air Burst and Corpse On the Imjin for the eleventeenth time is not exactly a hardship There are also some excellent historical essays and an interview reprinted from the Ross Cochran reprints of Two Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat but nice to read as a whole rather than interspersed between reprints to round out the volume There are better stories written by Kurtzman but featuring someone else's art than some of the choices reprinted here and interested parties are encouraged to seek out further reprints particularly the Cochran volumes if they can be found All in all a nice introduction to Kurtzman's legacy

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Corpse on the Imjin! and Other Stories ↠ The creation of MAD would have been enough to cement Harvey Kurtzman s reputation as one of the titans of American comics but Kurtzman also created two other comics landmarks the scrupulously researched and superbly crafted war comics Two Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat Here were finally war comics without heroic cigar chomping sergeants wisecracking privates from Brooklyn or cartoon Nazis and Japs to be mowed down by the Yank heroes but an unflinching look at the horror and madness of combat throughout historyKurtzman employed some of the finest of the EC artists including Jack Davis John Sever. 090915 if you want a sense of the possibilities of graphic work this is an excellent text in art in articles in a sense of history as i never much read comics as a child or youth this work has revelatory effect other reviewers offer extensive educated appraisal all i can say is thanks to riley my graphics illustrator friend who gave me this Read ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Harvey Kurtzman

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Harvey Kurtzman ´ 8 characters In and Wallace Wood but his vision came through clearest in the dozen or so stories he both wrote and drew himself in his uniuely bold slashing cartoony but dead serious style Stonewall Jackson Iwo Jima Rubble Big If and Kurtzman s own favorite Air Burst as well as his vividly colored narratively dense covers all 23 of which are reproduced here in full color in a special portfolioCorpse on the Imjin is rounded off with a dozen or so stories written and laid out by Kurtzman and drawn by short timers ie cartoonists whose contributions to his war books only comprised a story or two including such gia. Fantagraphics recently acuired rights to publish the EC library Their first volume devoted to Harvey Kurtzman focuses on the war tales he created for Frontline Combat and Two Fisted Tales Kurtzman's war stories at least the ones he wrote and drew himself tend to focus on the Korean War which for a number of veterans of World War II like Kurtzman became difficult to justify Eschewing the rampant and jingoistic patriotism of the 40s Kurtzman mires his readers in the sensory reality of war Never uite uestioning American imperialism or anti communism Kurtzman nevertheless manages to portray combat as horrific a brutal ordeal that dehumanizes the enemy and our own soldiers The title story for example reduces the Korean contest to a very ugly and very personal case of murder a folie a deux between the sides that results in no victory EC comics which were ferociously repressed by the establishment of the 50s were about as radical as you could get far so than any other popular media outlet Kurtzman however was no pacifist or leftist Stories like Thunderjet uphold the Eisenhower era ethic of containment and Cold War competition When a Korean dies in a story it's tragic not just because he's a human being but rather because he's a communist the implied logic being Don't bother to have a revolution or resist US imperialism it's just better for everyone that way Citizens of the Third World might disagree Then there are stories like Rubble which humanize Koreans even showing the pointlessness of war and the destruction of civilian lives of the family itself by the American military What this reflects I think is the profound ambiguity toward war from a generation that was heavily propagandized to believe in the justness of our cause and who had also seen the horrible results of that cause enactedFrom the artistic angle Fantagraphics collects a number of stories Kurtzman drew reflecting his expressive cartoonish style of brushwork About two thirds of the book is devoted to other artists illustrating his work John Severin Reed Crandall and Alex Toth and others My only complaint is a Wally Wood story should've been included he did some great work on these titles However Fantagraphics has another volume of his work While their art is in many cases impressive it's Kurtzman's storytelling that's center focus here His expressive cartoonish approach to art and his gritty unflinching portrayal of reality would influence the underground comix movement Modern graphic novelists owe him a great debt for showing perhaps for the first time the serious potential of comics as an art form