Doug Zawisza

Reviewer
Livonia, MI
Plattsburgh, NY
Jul 7

My appreciation of the four-color world of comics started one Saturday morning when my mom returned from a grocery store trip with a coverless issue of some Spider-Man adventure. This was just the right time to hit me with a comic as "Super Friends" had just ended and the television was turned off for the morning. I'm not sure what the Spider-Man issue was, as I was too naive to check the indicia and the issue has since disappeared in one of my many moves, but Spider-Man made an impression on me and comics made an impression on my wallet. Comics have been a mainstay of my public display of support of capitalism ever since.

Writing for CBR isn't my first journalistic gig within the world of comics. I've also written for Comicbloc.com (which started off as GeoffJohns.com) where my first ever interview was with George Perez! I've also written and designed the "Hawkman Companion" for TwoMorrows and have some other ideas for other writing projects at some point in the future. Some of those ideas might involve gorillas, or they might not. Most of those ideas certainly don't involve platypi. Thanks, Perry.

At my day job, I'm an Instructional Designer, developing training materials and curriculum for those who need them, even if they don't realize they do. I have a ridiculously supportive, amazingly talented and beautiful wife and I am lucky enough to be the father of three incredibly talented and awesomely amazing young ladies who each appreciate comics in their own way. In my spare time, when I'm not being a dad, coaching soccer, mowing the lawn (or shoveling the snow), reading and reviewing comics, driving to or from work and actually doing work, I sleep.

FIRST COMIC: An unspecificed coverless Spider-Man issue, but I have reason to believe it to be "Marvel Team-Up" #58. The first one I spent my hard-earned, fifty-cent allowance on was "Justice League of America" #192.

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Firestorm, Hawkman, Benjamin J. Grimm, Cliff Steele

Articles By Doug Zawisza

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Time Bomb #1

Mon, August 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Upon finding a mysterious underground location, first things first, don’t try to break in, especially if that mysterious subterranean establishment is a Nazi base of some kind.

Action Comics #891

Sun, August 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

One of the greatest sound effects in comics gets some play in this issue. That’s right, “PUNT” makes a daring return to print. And yes, it does have something to do with Lex Luthor.

Pilot Season: Stellar #1

Sun, August 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

Robert Kirkman’s Top Cow “Pilot Season” experiment continues, this time with cool locations, hot ladies, alien monsters, and big action. At least Kirkman says that’s all in here. He’s mostly right.

Outsiders #31

Fri, July 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

Despite what you may believe (or even hope) “Outsiders” is still being published. No, it isn’t good.

Justice League of America #47

Fri, July 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

The JLA, JSA, and All-Stars continue to stave off the Starheart’s attack while trying to bring the fight back to the Starheart.

Green Lantern #56

Thu, July 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

Hector Hammond, Larfleeze, and Green Lantern meet up in North Branch, Minnesota and the sheriff asks Hal to retrieve a lawn flamingo.

Thor, The Mighty Avenger #2

Thu, July 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

Feeding off the (presumed) frenzy for all things Thor, this all-ages Thor title offers a satisfying tale of Mjolnir and owner.

Green Arrow #2

Thu, July 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

As if flying the “Brightest Day” banner wasn’t enough of a highlight, the gorgeous (but cluttered) cover to this issue features Hal Jordan and exclaims, “Guest-starring Green Lantern.”

Artifacts #1

Wed, July 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

This issue has almost as many variant cover options as it does interior story pages. You can’t judge a book by its cover though. This one has awesome inside.

Power Girl #14

Tue, July 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

While the “Brightest Day” banner isn’t flying over the logo on this cover yet, the influence of “Brightest Day” is certainly making itself known in the pages of this issue.

Finding Nemo: Losing Dory #1

Tue, July 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

A year later and it's time to check in with our finny friends from Disney/Pixar and BOOM! Kids.

Black Widow #4

Mon, July 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Black Widow continues to trail those that have wronged her. Much ass-kicking ensues.

True Blood #1

Mon, July 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

From the Charlaine Harris novels to an HBO show to a comic series from IDW. Sookie Stackhouse is making the rounds.

Justice Society of America #41

Mon, July 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

James Robinson and Mark Bagley continue to make this JLA/JSA team-up a fun read. They even manage to pack a few surprises into this issue.

The Avengers #3

Wed, July 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

Kang on the cover means that this is a classic “Avengers” book, right? Good stuff gonna happen inside? Well, maybe.

New Mutants #15

Wed, July 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

“Sam! Sam Guthrie! You just defeated Cameron Hodge! What are you going to do next?” “I’m taking my team to Disney World!” Or maybe they’ll just go to some ranch in Texas.

Batgirl #12

Sun, July 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Batgirl, meet Proxy. Proxy, meet Batgirl. Thus ends the first year of this "Batgirl" series. This issue offers a bit of fun getting to that point.

R.E.B.E.L.S. #18

Sat, July 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Brainiac times three. That’s not going to be a good thing for innocent bystanders.

X-Men Hellbound #3

Sat, July 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Will Magik be saved? Do you really think it could happen any other way so soon after the character was brought back? Me either.

Booster Gold #34

Thu, July 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Oh, boy. . . “The cover says it all, except it doesn’t. A cool Kevin Maguire cover is a good draw for readers to pick up the book and flip through. Hopefully they stick around long enough for the fun story inside.

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