Thursday, March 26, 2009

Black Jack, Volume 04

I don't know if I'm acclimating myself to Tezuka's insanity, or whether this volume is simply less convoluted than the one prior.  Either way, this is a more accessible outing, featuring a growing pet theme of skin transplants along with the usual amputations, bombings, world leaders and intelligent animals doing miraculous things that are not understood by humans until the climax of the story.

While there's far too many highlights to speak of, one particular chapter features a fart joke in one of the most unsuspecting (though somewhat logical) situations possible.  That Tezuka makes this work is even more astonishing.

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