There are few that can lay claim to have the scope or range of Tezuka. Much less, be validated of their claims.
During his prolific run, he produced a comic about a black market doctor named Black Jack; a doctor-for-hire who’s capable of godly surgical procedures but will charge exorbitant rates to his patients.
Black Jack spoke volumes about the value of human life. His patients varied in social stature, race, religion and age. The stories often deal with how these varying elements affect the worth of a life in society despite the assumed notion that all life is priceless.
You’d do yourself a favor to give it a read if you haven’t.