Osamu Tezuka’s Black Jack is exactly the sort of manga that got me hooked on the whole medium. It’s the twisted story of an outlaw doctor who performs bizarre operations on patients with unheard-of conditions. Brain transplants, face transplants, assembling bits and pieces into a real girl—all in a days’ work for the good doctor. His operations are always successful, but seldom in the way you would think.
Vertical is publishing a new, high-quality edition of Black Jack in hardcover and paperback, and each volume of the hardcover edition features an extra story from a group that were withheld from publication in the U.S. and Japan. And now it can be yours!
Over the next few days, MangaBlog will be giving away three sets of volumes 1 and 2 of the hardcover edition of Black Jack and one set of all three volumes—volume 3 won’t be published until January, so the lucky winner will have to wait a bit for that one.
To enter, simply comment to this post. To make it interesting, tell me what was your favorite new manga of 2008 and what you liked about it; I’ll compile those answers in a separate post. The deadline for entering is midnight on November 10, after which I will pick the winners by a random drawing.
Black Jack is kinda heavy stuff, so I won’t be sending these to anyone under 18. Also, overseas shipping is out, so you have to live in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico to be eligible to win. So send in those comments!