Black Jack, Vol. 3

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(W/A/CA) Osamu Tezuka. by Osamu Tezuka From Vertical* Inc.! 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. Black Jack is recognized as Osamu Tezuka's third most famous series* after Astro Boy and Kimba* the White Lion.