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    Black Jack: v. 1 (Black Jack (Vertical)) (Paperback) By (author) Osamu Tezuka

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    DescriptionBlack 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."


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    Title
    Black Jack: v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Osamu Tezuka
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 389 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781934287279
    ISBN 10: 193428727X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    DC21: 741.5
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.1
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    Ingram Subject Code: GW
    BIC subject category V2: FXA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    B&T Approval Code: A23430000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CGN004050
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-GW
    DC22: 741.5/952
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PN6790.J33 T49313 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: XAM
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Vertical Inc.
    Imprint name
    Vertical Inc.
    Publication date
    23 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Osamu Tezuka (1928-89) is the godfather of Japanese manga comics. He originally intended to become a doctor and earned his degree before turning to what was then a medium for children. His many early masterpieces include the series known in the U.S. as Astro Boy. With his sweeping vision, deftly interwined plots, feel for the workings of power, and indefatigable commitment to human dignity, Tezuka elevated manga to an art form. The later Tezuka, who authored Buddha, often had in mind the mature readership that manga gained in the sixties and that had only grown ever since. The Kurosawa of Japanese pop culture, Osamu Tezuka is a twentieth century classic.
    Review quote
    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." --Comics212.net "Great material--classic crazy Tezuka with a bloody medical heartbeat tuning out the sound of man's inhumanity to man." --Newsrama "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." --About.com "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." --Japanator "Black Jack is a dramatic, nearly Byronic figure... With gen