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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Batgirl #20

Thu, April 14th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Besides, it’s yours now, Stephanie. It isn’t ‘Team Batgirl.’ It’s just Batgirl. And that girl is you. Now. . . go kick some ass.”

Titans #34

Thu, April 14th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I owe you nothing. I’ve been resurrected using hate, not love. Hate born from the terrible things you did.”

Justice League: Generation Lost #23

Wed, April 13th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I explained the risks, sir! There are always unknowables! And with you activating a process of this magnitude, there was always a possibility of great stress!”

The Lone Ranger & Zorro: The Death of Zorro #2

Wed, April 13th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I understand that Don Diego was a man to you. . . a husband. As Zorro, though, he was something more. The man may have fallen, but the symbol remains.”

JLA 80-Page Giant 2011 #1

Tue, April 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I’ve done my share of bad things, but always under someone else’s influence. You’re not the one who decides whether I have to go to Hell or not.”

Doom Patrol #21

Fri, April 8th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Yeah. Th’ damn song. That’s th’ first thing I remember about that day. ‘Mr. Roboto’. . .God I hated that song.”

Skaar: King of the Savage Land #1

Thu, April 7th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Pain is my past. Anger my legacy. I am savage. I am Skaar, son of Hulk. And I have no home.”

Fear Itself: The Home Front #1

Wed, April 6th, 2011 | Category: Review

"We may be home to Asgardians now, but we were first and always home to Broxtonians. Our town is open to everyone as long as you show each other some respect."

Fear Itself #1

Mon, April 4th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I was the queen of the world. I killed Captain America with a hammer and they made me queen of the world. And everyone was afraid. . .”

Ultimate Comics X #4

Sat, April 2nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“There is no school. There isn’t any of that life left. We’re being hunted now. . . but we’re here to keep you safe. And help others like you.”

Teen Titans #93

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Review

“One day we might be the Justice League – but for today, we’re Teen Titans!”

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Review

“People are calling it a dinosaur. . . a monster. All we know for sure is that it came from the water.”

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #8

Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Talk to us – what’re you seeing – who’s in your head – is it Parallax – Krona – is it Zardor?”

Amazing Spider-Man #657

Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Now, with great power comes great responsibility. And just because you can make men’s clothes disappear doesn’t mean that you should.”

Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Sun, March 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I got your number M-Martha M-Madison – and it’s number two!”

Hulk #31

Thu, March 24th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Of course, if he succeeds, Fortean will be the one who really killed Thad Ross. What a burner on him, huh?”

Green Lantern Corps #58

Thu, March 24th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Hurry through! There is no telling what evil Krona has wrought in out absence.”

FF #1

Wed, March 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“The Future Foundation is about changing the world, Peter. Forever. You’re going to love it.”

Captain America: Man Out of Time #5

Wed, March 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“You know what Captain America says, Rogers: ‘There’s always a way.’”

Justice League: Generation Lost #22

Wed, March 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Right. But at every step – with every cell, he was also using those facilities for experiments. OMACs. Kryptonian clones. Tests on the Metal Men. Genetic trials at New Cadmus.”

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