Even today, sixty years on, many still consider the comic books published by EC to be the high-water mark of the form. While the entirety of the EC output has been previously reprinted in book and comic book form, these prior reprints have almost uniformly followed the original issue by issue sequencing. Having been granted a license to publish these classics,Fantagraphics, in keeping with their editorial mission, has broken from the pack here and is collecting these classic tales by artist. This premiere release in the series of hardcover volumes features the work of Harvey Kurtzman. Corpse on the Imjin presents work Kurtzman – best know for his creation of Mad – produced for the EC war titles, Two Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat, both of which he also edited. It contains eleven stories both written and drawn by Kurtzman (all?), as well as all 23 of his covers, which, unlike the stories, are reproduced in full color to allow readers to experience the impact of their attention grabbing display. Another dozen stories follow, written by Kurtzman and illustrated by some of the top journeymen artists of the day, including Alex Toth – whose two stories are widely lauded classics – Joe Kubert – the artist whose later work on DC comics war comics made him the artist most associated with the genre – Reed Crandall, Johnny Craig, Ric Estrada and Gene Colan. This volume also "features extensive essays and notes on these classic stories by EC experts," as will all future volumes in the series. Anyone needing further encouragement is hereby directed to this to PDF previews of Corpse on the Imjin.