Monday, February 16, 2009

Black Jack, Volume 03

The story about the Dingoes lives up to its acclaim.

The morality of the book can be a bit bewildering at times, though, such as the ending for the first Kiriko story. Then there's the occasional story that just makes me think that Tezuka would have done better just leaving the series as published, as what I would guess to be the second Pinoko-centric story makes its appearance in the second-half of this volume.


  1. I have been veeery tempted to start in on Black Jack, but have so far resisted the urge to start spending even more on manga than I already do. The hilariously spotty distribution on the hardcover editions helps.

  2. Don't think that the hardcovers are worth agonizing over, at least from what I've read.

    It's definitely the best thing that Tezuka has done, though. The madness tempers the melodrama that can be otherwise frustrating.