Recognised as Tezuka's third most famous work after Astro Boy and Kimba, the White Lion, Black Jack is an important part of the manga pioneer's canon. Black Jack is a mysterious and charismatic young genius surgeon who travels the world performing amazing medical feats. Though a trained physician, he refuses to accept his license due to his disdain for the medical community. With Vertical's exemplary track record of quality Tezuka releases, Volume One is a highly anticipated addition.
PRAISE FOR OSAMU TEZUKA'S "BLACK JACK"
"Surely there's nothing in this series more continually striking than the artist's relentless, guaranteed depictions of surgery itself, happy rubber skin always peeled away to show realist meat and bone, minutely detailed organs mended or transplanted, then covered up again in the stuff of effortless napkin doodles... I found even the least of [these stories] fascinating examples of an artist casting his net especially far, secure in his talented hands and firm in his fame--ready to confront any malady, striving to cut away any harm, instrument tips sharp
for making flesh whole."
--Jog -The Blog
"'Iconic' doesn't begin to sum up Black Jack's importance in the world of manga... I see a lot of Tezuka fans reaching for their wallets--not just for this volume alone, but for the whole of Black Jack as it's finally being re-released in the English-language edition it has always deserved. It was, and will be, more than worth the wait. Platinum Award."
--Advanced Media Network
"Totally fun, totally engrossing. Black Jack is a page-turner of the highest order, and I blew through 280+ pages and I'm hungry for more."
"Great material--classic crazy Tezuka with a bloody medical heartbeat tuning out the sound of man's inhumanity to man."
"While Astro Boy is more iconic and Phoenix is more epic in scope, Black Jack is arguably Tezuka's best and most enjoyable work... [It] hits Tezuka's sweet spot where his heart, his head and his sense of humor
meet in perfect company."
"To match the beautiful outside, Camellia Nieh did a fantastic job with the translation. The entire book was a fantastic read cover-to-cover that I refused to put down. Whether you're just getting into manga, or have been a fan for decades, it would be a shame not to
own this seminal title."
"Black Jack is a dramatic, nearly Byronic figure... With gen