Black Jack

Black Jack

Volume 1

Graphic Novel - 2008
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Black Jack is a mysterious and charismatic young genius surgeon who travels the world performing amazing and impossible medical feats. Though a trained physician, he refuses to accept a medical license due to his hatred and mistrust of the medical community's hypocrisy and corruption. This leads Black Jack to occasional run-ins with the authorities, as well as from gangsters and criminals who approach him for illegal operations.

Black Jack charges exorbitant fees for his services, the proceeds from which he uses to fund environmental projects and to aid victims of crime and corrupt capitalists. But because Black Jack keeps his true motives secret, his ethics are perceived as questionable and he is considered a selfish, uncaring devil. The Black Jack series is told in short stories. Each volume will contain 16-20 stories, each running approximately 20-24 pages in length.

Black Jack is recognized as Osamu Tezuka's third most famous series, after Astro Boy and Kimba, the White Lion.

Baker & Taylor
Black Jack is a mysterious and charismatic young genius surgeon who travels the world performing amazing and impossible medical feats. Though a trained physician, he refuses to accept a medical license due to his hatred and mistrust of the medical community's hypocrisy and corruption. This leads Black Jack to occasional run-ins with the authorities, as well as from gangsters and criminals who approach him for illegal operations. Black Jack charges exorbitant fees for his services, the proceeds from whichhe uses to fund environmental projects and to aid victims of crime and corrupt capitalists. But because Black Jack keeps his true motives secret, his ethics are perceived as questionable and he is considered a selfish, uncaring devil.

Publisher: New York : Vertical, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781934287279
193428727X
Branch Call Number: GN BLACK V.1
Characteristics: 287 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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reverendmike
Jun 19, 2017

Let's just give 5 stars to every volume in the "Black Jack" series. I believe I've read (and thoroughly enjoyed) every one.

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basiljoseph
Jul 25, 2016

I have read all the comics of black jack and read them again loved them every time

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purplecheetah98
May 09, 2016

I've read the first volume and I can tell you right off the bat that it's amazing. Just brilliant. A must-have treasure for comic readers. I've definitely haven't seen any other as good as this one. This manga may not be susceptible for younger readers though. It's an adult graphic novel for sure.

theorbys Dec 06, 2011

The King of American Comics, Jack Kirby, has one rival, the Manga King, Osamu Tezuka. Herein are 12 rather short stories which are packed with, and brimming over with, Tezuka's rich graphic imagination and vivid story telling. Together they create a unique graphic universe whose roots are firmly embedded in the cartoon.

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red_raven_52 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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