Ahh, Black Jack. As grim and gory as some of the tales can be, Black Jack is sort of like the comfort food of reading, for me. I can return to these books again and again and always enjoy them.
Black Jack gets his mad on a lot in this volume, which can be pretty fun to see. And this volume contains one of my favorite stories, where Black Jack helps at a family clinic to help it afford his monstrously large fees. :) It works stand-alone, but I think it works better if you come into it with knowledge of the sort of person Black Jack is (or the one with the rare cat will probably seem a little awful)