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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REVIEW: Albuquerque & Johnson's "Ei8ht" #3 "Fills Each Character with Passion"

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Ei8ht" #3 is "a sharp looking book that proves Rafael Albuquerque is as reliable a storyteller as he is an artist."

REVIEW: "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #7 Delivers a "Topnotch Horror-Filled Adventure"

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque continue to find new ways to elevate the characters in their respective roles" in "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #7.

REVIEW: Lemire & Suayan's "Bloodshot Reborn" #1 "Punches Readers in the Eyes"

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Regardless of readers' familiarity with Bloodshot, Lemire, Suayan, Baron and Lanphear serve up a masterful introduction" in "Bloodshot Reborn" #1.

REVIEW: "Convergence: Speed Force" #1 Marks a Fun Return for Wally West

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Tony Bedard and Tom Grummett's "Convergence: Speed Force" #1 is "the most complete single issue of this event so far."

REVIEW: The Invisible Woman Shines in Waid & Sprouse's "S.H.I.E.L.D." #4

Fri, April 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and Chris Sprouse's "S.H.I.E.L.D." #4 is "an enjoyable adventure that has fun mashing up super powers and espionage."

REVIEW: Marvel Kills the Deadpool Universe in Chuckle-Worthy "Deadpool" #250

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Alongside some "less memorable" stories, Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and Mike Hawthorne "guide the Regeneratin' Degenerate through 'Deadpool' #250 with style."

REVIEW: "Ant-Man" #4 Gives C-List Villains Humanity & Purpose

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas' "Ant-Man" #4 is "a relatable adventure tale with some interesting personalities lining the journey. "

ADV REVIEW: Bennett & Sanchez Take Flight with Patterson's "Maximum Ride"

Mon, April 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Despite some hit-or-miss artwork, Marguerite Bennett and Alex Sanchez's "Max Ride: First Flight" #1 "does a nice job of hitting all the highlights."

REVIEW: Weisman & Larraz Make "Kanan - The Last Padawan" #1 a "Must-Read"

Wed, April 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Weisman and Pepe Larraz "lay out a nice welcome mat for new readers" in "Kanan - The Last Padawan" #1.

ADV REVIEW: Soule & McNiven Make "Uncanny Inhumans" #0 a "Strong First Offering"

Tue, March 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"'Uncanny Inhumans' #0 gives readers a lot to like, from Soule's writing to McNiven's art to the apparent reassertion of Black Bolt as a leader of some magnitude."

ADV REVIEW: Remender, Opena & Larraz "Do a Grand Job" in "Avengers: Rage of Ultron"

Mon, March 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender, Jerome Opena, and Pepe Larraz's "Rage of Ultron" is "a fine example of what original graphic novels can and should be."

REVIEW: "The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw" #5 a "Dynamic and Riveting" Chapter

Wed, March 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey's "The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw" #5 is a "complete and compelling a transitional tale."

REVIEW: Thompson & Lee's "Silk" #2 is "an Upbeat Adventure"

Mon, March 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Robbie Thompson and Stacey Lee's "Silk" #2 is "a fun read that hits all the playful, light-hearted notes that comic fans love in their wallcrawlers."

REVIEW: Conway, Barberi & Vlasco's "Amazing Spider-Man" #16.1 is "Enjoyable"

Fri, March 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Conway, Carlo Barberi and Juan Vlasco's "Amazing Spider-Man" #16.1 "gives readers a solid, enjoyable start."

ADV. REVIEW: Millar & Torres' "Jupiter's Circle" #1 is "Spot on for the Era"

Wed, March 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Wilfredo Torres' "Jupiter's Circle" #1 is "an interesting, reality-tinged run with a different perspective on the heroic ideal. "

REVIEW: DeConnick, Ellis & Lopez's "Captain Marvel" #13 is "Exciting"

Mon, March 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Warren Ellis and David Lopez's "Captain Marvel" #13 is "a magnificent read that just so happens to sneak in as new-reader friendly."

REVIEW: Kindt, Mann & Guice's "Ninjak" #1 is "Strong"

Thu, March 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Kindt, Clay Mann and Butch Guice's "Ninjak" #1 is "is strong, sharp and entertaining."

REVIEW: Bunn & Churilla's "Hellbreak" #1 is a "High-Octane Adventure"

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Bunn & Churilla's "Hellbreak" #1 is "familiar enough to be dynamically compelling but inserts enough new twists to keep things moving and energized."

REVIEW: Young & Parker's "Rocket Raccoon" #9 "Brings Along Some Humor"

Mon, March 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Skottie Young and Jake Parker's "Rocket Raccoon" #9 has "fun celebrating every wacky thing about comics."

REVIEW: Waid & Dodson's "Princess Leia" #1 is "Wonderful"

Thu, March 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Waid and Dodson's "Princess Leia" #1 will "leave readers anxious for more."

Superior Iron Man #7

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Tom Taylor, Yildiray Cinar and Felipe Watanabe unleash Tony Stark's contingency plan for, well, Tony Stark in "Superior Iron Man" #7.

American Vampire: Second Cycle #7

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones join forces with the Vassals of the Morning Star to bring heat to the original monster in Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #7.

Ei8ht #3

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson continue their science-fiction action thriller in "Ei8ht" #3, as Joshua begins to recall his mission.

Bloodshot Reborn #1

Wed, April 15th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Bloodshot Reborn" #1 brings readers up to speed on who Bloodshot is and what he has become in this new series from Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan.

Spider-Woman #6

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

Spider-Woman continues to try and find the culprits threatening super villains families in Dennis Hopeless and Javier Rodriguez's "Spider-Woman" #6.

Convergence: Titans #1

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

One year after the darkest moment for the Titans, the dome over Gotham City drops and Arsenal rejoins his teammates Donna Troy and Starfire in Fabian Nicieza and Ron Wagner's "Convergence: Titans" #1.

Convergence: Harley Quinn #1

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

Steve Pugh and Phil Winslade's "Convergence: Harley Quinn" #1 gives the pre-"Flashpoint" Harley Quinn a chance to unleash her hyenas, forget about Mistah J. and swing the ol' mallet.

Convergence: The Atom #1

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

A character answering to the name Ray Palmer fights crime in a version of Gotham City, but neither looks overly familiar in Tom Peyer and Steve Yeowell's "Convergence: The Atom" #1.

Convergence: Speed Force #1

Mon, April 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

Tony Bedard and Tom Grummett bring Wally West and his kids, Jai and Iris, back to four-color adventuring in the pages of "Convergence: Speed Force" #1.

S.H.I.E.L.D. #4

Fri, April 10th, 2015 | Category: Review

The Invisible Woman joins Agent Coulson on a mission to extract a target from a diamond mine in Mark Waid and Chris Sprouse's "S.H.I.E.L.D." #4.

Deadpool #250

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

With a thirty-page lead-in and a twenty-page finale crafted by writers Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan, "Deadpool" #250 brings about the death of Deadpool and a collection of less memorable adventures.

Ant-Man #4

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

The penultimate chapter of the first arc in Scott Lang's all-new adventures hits shelves with Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas' "Ant-Man" #4.

James Patterson's Max Ride: First Flight #1

Mon, April 6th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Max Ride: First Flight" #1 brings James Patterson's story to comics in a snappy adaptation written by Marguerite Bennett and drawn by Alex Sanchez.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever #1

Fri, April 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

Tim Seeley brings some toilet humor to "Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever" #1, a light-hearted adventure drawn by Reilly Brown, Iban Coello and Jacopo Camagni.

Amazing Spider-Man #17

Fri, April 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

The ol' Parker luck returns as Peter has to explain his dating status and fight for his company in Dan Slott, Christos Gage and Humberto Ramos' "Amazing Spider-Man" #17.

The New 52: Futures End #48

Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Despite having a creative team that includes Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen, "The New 52: Futures End" #48 is certain to be overshadowed by other events from DC Comics.

Earth 2: World's End #26

Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

It takes a cast of thousands and a creative team of tens to bring about the end of a universe in "Earth 2: World's End" #26.

Kanan - The Last Padawan #1

Wed, April 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

Riding Marvel's "Star Wars" wave, "Kanan - The Last Padawan" comes to readers from Greg Weisman, Pepe Larraz and a galaxy far, far away.

Uncanny Inhumans #0

Tue, March 31st, 2015 | Category: Review

Charles Soule and Steve McNiven launch a new chapter in the adventures of the Inhumans by sending Black Bolt on a quest that leads to Kang in "Uncanny Inhumans" #0.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #1

Mon, March 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

Writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Tigh Walker take readers on "the wildest ride in the wilderness" in "Big Thunder Mountain Railroad" #1.

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