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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DC Universe Presents #6

Thu, February 16th, 2012 | Category: Review

"DC Universe Presents" continues to explore concepts and characters of the New 52 status quo. Up next: Challengers of the Unknown.

Nightwing #6

Thu, February 16th, 2012 | Category: Review

Haly’s Circus has a stop in Austin, Texas and Nightwing makes some new friends.

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi -- Force Storm #1

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: Review

There are some familiar faces (sort of) in this first issue, but make no mistake: this is a new beginning.

Peter Panzerfaust #1

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: Review

You got Nazis in my Peter Pan story! You put Peter Pan in my World War II story! Two great tastes and all that. . .

Batman #6

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: Review

"Batman" #6 pits Batman up against the Talon and the Court of Owls. Plain and simple.

Superboy #6

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Review

Superboy meet Supergirl. Supergirl, this is Superboy. Neither one of you can understand the other, so why don’t you just fight?

Penguin: Pain & Prejudice #5

Thu, February 9th, 2012 | Category: Review

Penguin's problems continue to spiral out of control. Naturally that makes for good reading.

Legion Lost #6

Thu, February 9th, 2012 | Category: Review

Five members of the Legion are lost in the past, fighting an unknown number of foes with undefined capabilities. That past? Now. This book? Enjoyable.

Secret Avengers #22

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Review

Rick Remender and Gabriel Hardman begin their highly anticipated run on “Secret Avengers” with an exciting story that offers up a great slice of Avengers pseudo-nostalgia.

Severed #7

Wed, February 8th, 2012 | Category: Review

One of the most unsettling comic book stories in recent history ends with this issue. Or does it? Mwah-ha-ha-ha!

X-Factor #231

Fri, February 3rd, 2012 | Category: Review

Madrox, time-tossed and confused, finds himself trying to reason with Tony Stark. Except this Tony Stark is holding a bottle.

Punisher #8

Thu, February 2nd, 2012 | Category: Review

Repercussions from the killing of eighteen of the Exchange’s goons come back to haunt the Punisher. Except he’s going to haunt the Exchange right back.

Stormwatch #6

Thu, February 2nd, 2012 | Category: Review

Paul Cornell wraps up his stint on “Stormwatch” with a solidifying of the roster.

Animal Man #6

Wed, February 1st, 2012 | Category: Review

Tickets please. Tickets to see “Tights” starring Buddy Baker on the silver screen. Tickets please. "Animal Man" presents Buddy Baker's movie career in this issue, featuring guest art from John Paul Leon.

Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #4

Wed, February 1st, 2012 | Category: Review

The conclusion of the “Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes” has a surprise or two in store.

Flash #5

Thu, January 26th, 2012 | Category: Review

Francis Manapul and Steve Buccellato continue to make this book one of the most visually striking titles on the comic racks.

The Fury of Firestorm: the Nuclear Men #5

Thu, January 26th, 2012 | Category: Review

Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond set aside their differences to try to figure out what’s happening around them.

Alpha Flight #8

Wed, January 25th, 2012 | Category: Review

Put the chairs on the tables and turn out the lights in Department H. This iteration of “Alpha Flight” is finished.

Aquaman #5

Wed, January 25th, 2012 | Category: Review

Aquaman stranded in a desert. It’s a much more intriguing tale that those five words would have you believe.

X-Men Legacy #261

Wed, January 25th, 2012 | Category: Review

“X-Men Legacy” drops the legacy of Magneto onto the Jean Grey School grounds in the form of Exodus.

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