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: Spencer & Rosanas Deliver an Impactful Finale in "Ant-Man: Last Days" #1

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas "deliver as much energy and quality in 'Ant-Man: Last Days' #1 as they did in the debut issue."

REVIEW: Aaron & Del Mundo's "Weirdworld" #3 is Another Fantastic Chapter

Thu, August 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"There is no shortage of weird, just more potential to be explored" in Jason Aaron and Mike Del Mundo's "Weirdworld" #3.

REVIEW: Aaron & Immonen Are at the Top of Their Game in "Star Wars" #8

Thu, August 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Through Jason Aaron and Stuart Immonen, the world -- er, galaxy -- comes to life around Han, Luke and Leia" in "Star Wars" #8.

REVIEW: Fialkov & Chang Create a Bizarre but Relatable New World in "King" #1

Thu, August 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"King" #1 creates "a brand new world where anything can happen and Joshua Hale Fialkov and Bernard Chang are just the team to make it happen."

ADV. REVIEW: Lemire & Lenox Take Readers on an Adventurous Journey in "Plutona" #1

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox "bring along a balanced cast and fun, lively art" in "Plutona" #1.

REVIEW: Jurgens & Chang Make "Batman Beyond" #3 a Masterful Read

Fri, August 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Jurgens and Bernard Chang's "Batman Beyond" #3 "is a satisfying read that continues to explore this new world alongside Tim Drake."

REVIEW: Walker & Reis Make "Cyborg" #1 Worth the Wait

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

David F. Walker and Ivan Reis' "Cyborg" #1 "is a brilliant debut for an ongoing series that fulfills fan expectations."

REVIEW: Bermejo, Corona & Randolph Pack "We Are Robin" #2 With Action & Excitement

Wed, July 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Lee Bermejo, Jorge Corona and Khary Randolph's "We Are Robin" #2 "opens with action dancing across the pages and ends with a shadowy mystery."

REVIEW: Slott & Allred Make "Silver Surfer" #13 Snappy & Concise

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Readers who have been enjoying this series are sure to find just as much satisfaction in Dan Slott and Mike Allred's 'Silver Surfer' #13."

REVIEW: Stokoe's "Godzilla in Hell" #1 "is a Thing of Beauty"

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Any Godzilla fan that reads James Stokoe's 'Godzilla in Hell' #1 is certain to find something to enjoy and revel in, right up to the final page."

REVIEW: Guggenheim & Pacheco's "Squadron Sinister" #2 Feels Fresh and Immersive

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

Marc Guggenheim and Carlos Pacheco's "Squadron Sinister" #2 "feels like a freestanding, brand new adventure filled with fresh developments."

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Explore Batman in a Fresh, New Way in "Batman" #42

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

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo "continue to investigate the inspiration of Batman, just from a totally different, inspired perspective" in "Batman" #42.

REVIEW: "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #8 Opens with Action & Ends with Suspense

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

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #8 is "full of critical moments and developments."

REVIEW: Waid & Dodson Provide a Satisfying Conclusion in "Princess Leia" #5

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

Mark Waid and Terry Dodson prove "the Princess is every bit as resourceful... as her compatriots, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker" in "Princess Leia" #5.

REVIEW: Bennett, Wilson & Molina Get Personal in "A-Force" #2

Fri, July 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marguerite Bennett, G. Willow Wilson and Jorge Molina's "A-Force" #2 "packs in strong characters, smart characterization and wonderful artwork."

REVIEW: King & Bagenda's "Omega Men" #2 Defies Comparison

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

Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda "give readers a solid mix of characters and action, uncertainty and comfortable familiarity" in "Omega Men" #2.

REVIEW: Humphries & Laming Fill "Planet Hulk" #2 with Surprises

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Sam Humphries and Marc Laming's "Planet Hulk" #2 "lives up to expectations, providing one of the most entertaining reads of the 'Secret Wars' experience."

REVIEW: Bunn & Saiz's "Green Lantern: The Lost Army" #1 is "a Strong Start"

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Cullen Bunn and Jesus Saiz give readers a dynamic debut for a storied DC franchise" in "Green Lantern: The Lost Army" #1.

REVIEW: Waid & Smallwood Bring the Best of Both Universes to "S.H.I.E.L.D." #7

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and Greg Smallwood "infuse 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' #7 with rich character work and fun stories that are upbeat and easily approachable."

REVIEW: "Justice League 3001" #1 Has Something for Everyone

Fri, June 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Howard Porter "stock 'Justice League 3001' #1 full of potential stories and ongoing developments."

Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #3

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kelly Thompson and David Lopez's "Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps" #3, Banshee Squadron makes a break to discover what lies beyond.

S.H.I.E.L.D. #9

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

Kicking off the celebration of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fiftieth anniversary, Mark Waid and Lee Ferguson's "S.H.I.E.L.D." #9 delivers a tale in the ongoing adventures of Phil Coulson's crew, but also expands the S.H.I.E.L.D. legend.

The Flash #43

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

Robert Venditti, Van Jensen and Brett Booth fill "The Flash" #43 with a bit of setup, a sliver of standoff and some Flash foes striking out.

Batman: Arkham Knight - Genesis #1

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

Peter J. Tomasi and Alisson Borges' "Batman: Arkham Knight - Genesis" #1 pulls back the cowl and reveals the identity of the Arkham Knight.

Ant-Man: Last Days #1

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

With a few solid surprises, Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas chronicle Scott Lang's final hours before "Secret Wars" in "Ant Man: Last Days" #1.

Wonder Woman #43

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: Review

Ian Churchill hops into the artist's chair to join writer Meredith Finch on the continued adventures of Diana and Donna in "Wonder Woman" #43.

Green Lantern: The Lost Army #3

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Green Lantern: The Lost Army" #3, writer Cullen Bunn and artists Jesus Saiz and Cliff Richards send John Stewart's crew to meet Relic, only it's not Relic as the Green Lanterns know him.

Guardians Team-Up #10

Fri, August 21st, 2015 | Category: Review

Macho Gomez has wronged both Rocket Raccoon and Deadpool. That can mean only one thing: TEAM-UP! Tim Seeley and Mike Norton bring the hurt in "Guardians Team-Up" #10.

Weirdworld #3

Thu, August 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

Warbow makes good on his promise to Arkon in Jason Aaron and Mike Del Mundo's "Weirdworld" #3 as the barbarian receives a new map.

Star Wars #8

Thu, August 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

Stuart Immonen climbs into the co-pilot's chair and hits hyperdrive as he joins writer Jason Aaron for "Star Wars" #8, which is both a continuation of the tale and a magnificent new launching point.

King #1

Thu, August 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

Joshua Hale Fialkov and Bernard Chang's "King" #1 introduces a post-apocalyptic world where King must brave Crossfreaks, karate robot bears, basketball-uniform-wearing, co-worker eating pterodactyl oddities and more.

Star-Lord & Kitty Pryde #2

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde take on the New Mutdroids in Sam Humphries and Alti Firmansyah's "Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde" #2.

Justice League United #12

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Jeff Parker and Travel Foreman's "Justice League United" #12 ends the re-imagined Justice League United's first case as Etrigan, Equinox, Mera and Poison Ivy fight a pile of grossness in the middle of Lake Erie.

Inhumans: Attilan Rising #4

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Review

Medusa and her lackeys press Black Bolt for information, but the proprietor of the Quiet Room says he ain't talkin' in Charles Soule and John Timms' "Inhumans: Attilan Rising" #4.

Plutona #1

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Review

Five kids make a startling discovery in Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox's "Plutona" #1.

Howard the Duck #5

Thu, August 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

It's the end times as Talos the Tamed wields the Abundant Glove in Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones' "Howard the Duck" #5.

Planet Hulk #4

Wed, August 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

Steve Rogers, Devil Dinosaur and Doc Green cross into the Mud Kingdom in search of the Red King to negotiate freedom for Bucky in Sam Humphries and Marc Laming's "Planet Hulk" #4.

Adam.3 #1

Wed, August 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

Writer and artist Scott Kolins introduces readers to a whole new wild world with talking animals and on-demand technology in "Adam.3" #1.

The Shadow Volume 2 #1

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Review

Cullen Bunn and Giovanni Timpano pick up the Shadow's crusade against the Society of United Magicians in "The Shadow Volume 2" #1.

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3

Fri, August 7th, 2015 | Category: Review

Dan Slott and Adam Kubert's "Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" #3 continues the tale of the Parker family hiding under the prying watch of the Regent.

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