as yet unreviewed on Graphic Medicine. French language graphic novel by a comics artist who is also an otolarygologist.
Created by “father of manga” and trained doctor (although he never practiced) Osamu Tezuka, Black Jack is a mysterious and brilliant surgeon who practices without a licence. Distaining mainstream medical institutions and living alone with a cute assistant he fashioned himself (from a cystic terratoma and doll parts!) he is the superhero doctor we would all love to be. Like a cartoon Clint Eastwood character, the truculant Black Jack is called upon by those in need to perform the operations only he can do. Often derided as mercinary and working only for money, his hard facade secretly hides a heart… Read More