Doug Zawisza

Reviewer
Livonia, MI
Plattsburgh, NY
Jul 7, 2014

Doug Zawisza, also known as the Black Knight, was a Polish knight and nobleman. He served as a soldier and diplomat under the Polish king Wladyslaw II and Hungarian-Bohemian king Sigismund of Luxembourg. During his life, he was regarded as a model of knightly virtues and was renowned for winning multiple tournaments. His nickname is due to his black hair and his custom-made, black armor, which is kept at the Jasna Góra Monastery.

After his death, he was praised by the Polish historian Jan Dlugosz, the poet and Canon of Gniezno Adam Swinka, and by King Sigismund of Luxembourg. Zawisza became a folk hero in Poland, famed for reliability, and loyalty. The Polish Scouts oath reads partly: "...polegac na nim jak na Zawiszy" ('[you can] rely on [a boyscout] as on Zawisza'). A monument to Zawisza at Golubac fortress, Serbia, bears the inscription: "In Golubac, his life was taken by the Turks, the famous Polish knight, the symbol of courage and honor, Zawisza the Black. Glory to the hero!" Several Polish football clubs and other sports teams were named after him, including, Zawisza Bydgoszcz.

FIRST COMIC: "Justice League of America" #192

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Robotman/Cliff Steele

Articles By Doug Zawisza

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5-STAR REVIEW: Morrison & Quitely's "The Multiversity: Pax Americana" #1

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely's "Multiversity: Pax Americana" is "a trippy, deep, mind-numbing comic" that brings Charlton characters to the fore.

REVIEW: Remender & Immonen's "All-New Captain America" #1

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender & Stuart Immonen's "All-New Captain America" #1 is a strong start to a series that will leave readers "clamoring for more."

REVIEW: Soule & Larroca's "Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program" #1

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule & Salvador Larroca craft the beginning of a new mystery in "Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program" #1 with "a killer cliffhanger final page."

5-STAR REVIEW: Busiek & Dewey's "Tooth & Claw" #1

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey deliver an incredible issue with "Tooth & Claw" #1, "a comic book that simply can not be missed."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Mignola, Arcudi & Maleev's "Hellboy & the BPRD" #1

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Mignola, John Arcudi & Alex Maleev's "Hellboy & the BPRD" #1 is "the best comic to invite new readers into the dark corners of the world."

5-STAR REVIEW: Acker, Blacker & J. Bone's "Sparks Nevada" #0

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ben Acker, Ben Blacker & J. Bone's "Sparks Nevada" #0 presents "a complete story cleverly framed around an origin of two unlikely allies."

REVIEW: Robinson & Kirk's "Fantastic Four" #11

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Robinson and Leonard Kirk's "Fantastic Four" #11 "pays dividends on seeds planted early on" from the very beginning of the series.

REVIEW: Soule & McNiven's "Death of Wolverine" #4

Thu, October 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule & Steve McNiven's "Death of Wolverine" #4 gives the Marvel mainstay "a chance to go out like a legend" in its conclusion.

5-STAR REVIEW: Acker, Blacker & Hester's "Beyond Belief" #0

Wed, October 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ben Acker, Ben Blacker & Phil Hester expand "Thrilling Adventure Hour" comics with "Beyond Belief" #0, an "all-new and amazing" issue.

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Kick Off "Endgame" in "Batman" #35

Mon, October 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo pit Batman against the Justice League in "Batman" #35, "a dynamic explosion" of an issue.

ADVANCE REVIEW: Williamson & Bressan's "Birthright" #1

Tue, October 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan's "Birthright" #1 is a strong debut of "a rich, new, thrilling adventure with a couple surprises along the way."

REVIEW: Kreisberg, Sokolowski & Sampere's "Green Arrow" #35

Mon, October 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The creative team debut of Andrew Kreisberg, Ben Sokolowski & Daniel Sampere in "Green Arrow" #35 brings more elements of "Arrow" to comics.

REVIEW: "Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead" #1

Fri, October 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' "Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead" #1 features a massive creative team, introducing the New Gods to the New 52.

REVIEW: Langridge's "Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow"

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Roger Langridge takes on "Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow," "a fine addition to any library" & "a welcome adventure into imagination."

REVIEW: Venditti & Braithwaite's "Armor Hunters" #4

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Venditti & Doug Braithwaite's "Armor Hunters" #4 completes an event "as clean and complete a universe-wide crossover as you'll ever see."

REVIEW: Slott & Perez's "Amazing Spider-Man" #1.5

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Amazing Spider-Man" #1.5 concludes Dan Slott & Ramon Perez's "Learning to Crawl" story in spectacular fashion.

REVIEW: Aaron, Guera, Bisley & Ribic's "Thor: God of Thunder" #25

Mon, September 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Thor: God of Thunder" #25 by Jason Aaron, R.M. Guera, Simon Bisley & Esad Ribic is a fitting final issue for a spectacular series.

REVIEW: Hickman Takes "Avengers" #35 Eight Months Later

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman and a cavalcade of artists take readers and characters on a long journey into the unknown in "Avengers" #35.

REVIEW: Scott Snyder & Jim Lee's "Superman Unchained" #8

Thu, September 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Superman Unchained" #8 is "a bombastic Superman story and a rollicking fun adventure" serving as the penultimate issue by Scott Snyder & Jim Lee.

5-STAR REVIEW: Soule & Saiz's "Swamp Thing: Futures End" #1

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz's "Swamp Thing: Futures End" #1 is "a pure winner," and stands alone as one of the best event tie-ins yet.

Moon Knight #9

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood take readers on a trip inside Marc Spector's mind in "Moon Knight" #9.

Fantastic Four #13

Fri, November 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

Written by James Robinson and drawn by Leonard Kirk, "Fantastic Four" #13 pulls back the shroud of mystery, clueing readers in to the grand mastermind behind the Fantastic Four's problems.

Avengers World #15

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"AXIS" leads to a full-on lineup change for the Avengers in "Avengers World" #15 from writers Nick Spencer and Frank Barbiere and artist Marco Checchetto.

Spider-Woman #1

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Spinning out of "Spider-Verse," Jessica Drew is given another chance at a solo series with "Spider-Woman" #1, thanks to writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Greg Land.

Amazing Spider-Man #10

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Amazing Spider-Man" #10 brings together a plethora of Spider-People in this story from Dan Slott that is drawn by Olivier Coipel.

The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Multiversity: Pax Americana" #1 delivers a conspiracy plot that grabs Blue Beetle, Question, Nightshade and Peacemaker in this story written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Frank Quitely.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #5

Mon, November 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" #5 writer Rick Remender and artist Terry Dodson clearly identify who is on what side and who they're standing against following the "Inversion."

Copperhead #3

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Copperhead" #3, writer Jay Faerber and artist Scott Godlewski continue to define the new frontier as Sheriff Clara Bronson tries to reach the bottom of a murder mystery in her new home of Copperhead.

Nightcrawler #8

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

“Nightcrawler" #8 sends Nightcrawler halfway around the world to answer a plea for help from Bloody Bess in this comic book written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Todd Nauck.

Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Al Ewing and Luke Ross deal with the "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" Inversion after affects in "Captain America and the Mighty Avengers" #1.

Spider-Verse #1

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Spider-Verse" #1 gives readers a collection of stories by a multitude of creators, including Dan Slott, Skottie Young, Humberto Ramos, Katie Cook, and more.

Django/Zorro #1

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Django/Zorro" #1 teams up Django and Don Diego de la Vega in a story written by Quentin Tarrantino ad Matt Wagner that is drawn by Esteve Polls.

All-New Captain America #1

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Sam Wilson dons the red, white and blue and slings the shield in "All-New Captain America" #1 from writer Rick Remender and artist Stuart Immonen.

Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #1

Mon, November 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel" #1 gives readers a chance to meet Gilad Anni-Padda before he raises his blade in battle once more in this story from writer Peter Milligan and artist Cary Nord.

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #1

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program" #1 gives Charles Soule and Salvador Larroca a chance to introduce new characters to try and fill the void left behind by Wolverine's death.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #4

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" #4 introduces the Hulk's Hulk and draws some strange allegiance lines in this story written by Rick Remender and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu.

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1

Thu, November 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

Dynamite Entertainment's agreement with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Brings John Carter back to comic book stands in "John Carter: Warlord of Mars" #1.

Spider-Verse Team-Up #1

Thu, November 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Spider-Verse Team-Up" #1 gives readers an extra chance to check in with Six-Arm Spider-Man, Spider Man Noir, Spider-Ham, Ben Reilly, and Old Man Spider-Man in stories from Christos N. Gage and Roger Stern.

Tooth & Claw #1

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Tooth & Claw" #1 from writer Kurt Busiek and artist Benjamin Dewey, with colors from Jordie Bellaire and letters from Comicraft delivers a clinic on how to introduce a new universe filled with stunning characters.

Guardians of the Galaxy #20

Mon, November 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

The "Original Sin" tie-in ends in "Guardians of the Galaxy" #20 as Brian Bendis and Ed McGuinness finish the story of what happened to Nova Richard Rider in the Cancerverse.

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