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: 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."

REVIEW: Gleason's "Robin: Son of Batman" #1 Makes a Good First Impression

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Patrick Gleason's "Robin: Son of Batman" #1 is full of "pages with fun images, emotive characters and exciting action."

REVIEW: Bendis & Sorrentino Pack "Old Man Logan" #2 Full of Action

Fri, June 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis and Andrea Sorrentino create "a solid story, vital characters and plenty of action" in "Old Man Logan" #2.

REVIEW: Williams & Barrows' "Martian Manhunter" #1 Feels Epic

Thu, June 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rob Williams and Eddy Barrows' "Martian Manhunter" #1 "delivers the sci-fi horror of a sleeper alien invasion plot cracking wide open."

REVIEW: "Ghostbusters: Get Real" #1 is a Love Letter to the Franchise

Wed, June 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"For fans of the franchise, Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening's 'Ghostbusters: Get Real' #1 is certain to become indispensable."

REVIEW: Aaron & Sprouse Make "Thors" #1 "a Must-Read"

Tue, June 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"For those who have truly enjoyed... 'Thor: God of Thunder' and 'Thor,' Jason Aaron and Chris Sprouse's 'Thors' #1 is a comic you cannot miss."

REVIEW: "Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps" #1 Introduces a World Full of Adventure

Thu, June 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"With the characters effectively established in 'Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps" #1, DeConnick, Thompson and Lopez are ready to continue the adventure."

REVIEW: Spurrier & Walker Capture Elsa Bloodstone's Character in "Marvel Zombies" #1

Thu, June 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Si Spurrier and Kev Walker's "Marvel Zombies" #1 is "a solid introduction to a strong, enjoyable character."

REVIEW: Smith & Gedeon Pack Motorized Mayhem into "Ghost Racers" #1

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Felipe Smith and Juan Gedeon's "Ghost Racers" #1 "offers readers a powerful opportunity to have their gears stripped and their minds blown."

REVIEW: Bennett & Norton's "Years of Future Past" #1 Packs Promise & a Strong Premise

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marguerite Bennett and Mike Norton's "Years of Future Past" #1 is "filled with uneasy predicaments, interpersonal challenges and a cliffhanger."

5-STAR REVIEW: Corson & Duarte's "Bizarro" #1 Has Humor & Heart

Thu, June 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Heath Corson and Gustavo Duarte's "Bizarro" #1 "will certainly hit the spot for readers jonesing for something different and fun."

REVIEW: Johns & Fabok's "Justice League" #41 Feels Like the Cornerstone of a New Era

Wed, June 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's "Justice League" #41 "is a grand new start, with revelations and jawdroppers aplenty."

REVIEW: "Inhumans: Attilan Rising" #1 Offers Opportunity & Intrigue

Thu, May 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule, John Timms and Roberto Poggi's "Inhumans: Attilan Rising" #1 "puts a new spin on the Inhumans, Battleworld and Lord Doom's inner circle."

5-STAR REVIEW: Weaver & Duggan Deliver Lively Adventure in "The Infinity Gauntlet" #1

Thu, May 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"There's a lot to like in Dustin Weaver and Gerry Duggan's 'The Infinity Gauntlet' #1, and a lot more to look forward to in future issues."

REVIEW: "Convergence: Justice League of America" #2 Spotlights the Team's Potential

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Fabian Nicieza and ChrisCross's "Convergence: Justice League of America" #2 proves "the Justice League Detroit has story characters worth investigating."

Guardians Team-Up #7

Fri, July 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

Drax and Ant-Man team up to stop an intergalactic arms deal in Nick Giovanetti, Paul Scheer and Shawn Crystal's "Guardians Team-Up" #7.

A-Force #2

Fri, July 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

While no one punches any sharks in "A-Force" #2, Maguerite Bennett, G. Willow Wilson and Jorge Molina give readers plenty to enjoy.

Omega Men #2

Wed, July 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

The shroud of mystery is lifted just a bit more in Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda's "Omega Men" #2.

Planet Hulk #2

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

Steve Rogers and Devil Dinosaur continue to wander Greenland and come across Doc Green in Sam Humphries and Marc Laming's "Planet Hulk" #2.

Green Lantern: The Lost Army #1

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

Five Green Lanterns are lost in space, trying to find the Green Lantern Corps, their power battery or any sense of direction in Cullen Bunn and Jesus Saiz's "Green Lantern: The Lost Army" #1.

S.H.I.E.L.D. #7

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

Quake and Mister Hyde meet up with Phil Coulson and his crew in Mark Waid and Greg Smallwood's "S.H.I.E.L.D." #7.

Ant-Man: Larger Than Life #1

Fri, June 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

Set "Years Ago," Will Corona Pilgrim and Andrea Di Vito's "Ant-Man: Larger Than Life" #1 peeks into the past of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Ant-Man.

Aquaman #41

Fri, June 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

Cullen Bunn and Trevor McCarthy's "Aquaman" #41 changes up the status quo but resists providing any details in this first issue by its new creative team.

Justice League 3001 #1

Fri, June 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis and Howard Porter's "Justice League 3001" #1 starts the next season of the adventures of the not-quite Justice League.

Korvac Saga #1

Thu, June 25th, 2015 | Category: Review

Members of the creative crew and cast of characters from the recently-completed "Guardians 3000" find their way into Dan Abnett and Otto Schmidt's "Korvac Saga" #1.

X-O Manowar #37

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Dead Hand" comes to a conclusion in Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard's "X-O Manowar" #37.

Robin: Son of Batman #1

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Young Damian Wayne sets off on a journey in Patrick Gleason's "Robin: Son of Batman" #1.

Old Man Logan #2

Fri, June 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Andrea Sorrentino's "Old Man Logan" #2 sends Logan over the wall, where he finds a batch of familiar faces and even more familiar trouble.

Martian Manhunter #1

Thu, June 18th, 2015 | Category: Review

Rob Williams and Eddy Barrows' "Martian Manhunter" #1 gives everyone's favorite green Martian another chance at an ongoing.

Ghostbusters: Get Real #1

Wed, June 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening bring the Ghostbusters and the cartoon-based "real" Ghostbusters together in "Ghostbusters: Get Real" #1.

Thors #1

Tue, June 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Thors" #1, Jason Aaron and Chris Sprouse give some personality to the Thor corps that patrol Battleworld in "Secret Wars."

Red Hood/Arsenal #1

Mon, June 15th, 2015 | Category: Review

Scott Lobdell and Denis Medri give readers one extended scene to cover nineteen pages in "Red Hood/Arsenal" #1.

Catwoman #41

Fri, June 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

Genevieve Valentine and David Messina's "Catwoman" #41 is filled with exposition to bring readers up to speed on Selina Kyle's activities and supporting cast.

Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos #1

Thu, June 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos" #1 is a complete misnomer of a title, as writer Gerry Duggan, artist Salva Espin and Deadpool himself demonstrate to readers in this "Secret Wars" spinoff.

Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps #1

Thu, June 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

Taking to the skies of Battleworld, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kelly Thompson and David Lopez introduce Carol Danvers and the Banshee Squadron in "Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps" #1.

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