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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Memorial #2

Sun, January 22nd, 2012 | Category: Review

Chris Roberson stretches his legs and takes a walk through “Memorial,” inviting us all to come with.

Ghostbusters #5

Sun, January 22nd, 2012 | Category: Review

Peter Venkman continues to do a pretty good impression of Bill Murray and this comic continues to deliver "Ghostbusters"-worthy entertainment.

Blue Beetle #5

Thu, January 19th, 2012 | Category: Review

The new Blue Beetle series continues to dazzle and impress as the stakes continue to be stacked against Jaime Reyes.

Thunderbolts #169

Thu, January 19th, 2012 | Category: Review

The time-tossed Thunderbolts run afoul of the King of Camelot. Yes, THAT King.

Supergirl #5

Thu, January 19th, 2012 | Category: Review

Supergirl flies off into space, looking for her home. She doesn’t have a whole lot of luck.

Uncanny X-Force #20

Thu, January 19th, 2012 | Category: Review

X-Force and Captain Britain Corps, what’s not to love?

Lord of the Jungle #1

Wed, January 18th, 2012 | Category: Review

“I Can’t Believe It’s Not Tarzan" was too long a title for this book, but for one hundred pennies, you can check out the origin of young Lord Greystoke.

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #5

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Review

The other side of the battle between Frankenstein and O.M.A.C. still features stuff getting broken.

My Greatest Adventure #4

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Review

Chugging along, this little anthology continues to entertain in bite-size installments.

Demon Knights #2

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Review

The Horde stands outside the village walls, ready to destroy. Exactly the right time for a traitor to be revealed.

X-Factor #230

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Review

Wolverine isn’t content to be in “Wolverine” and “Wolverine & the X-Men” this week, he also turns up in this issue of “X-Factor.”

Star Wars: Agent of the Empire -- Iron Eclipse #2

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Review

Jahan Cross’ adventures get more James Bond-like and a little less “Star Wars.” Well, except for the alien chick and the droid.

Wolverine #300

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Review

Wolverine celebrates his three-hundredth anniversary as only Wolverine can: by getting stabby.

The Ray #2

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Review

The new Ray fights some more freaky monsters and then has to meet his girlfriend’s parents.

O.M.A.C. #5

Sat, January 7th, 2012 | Category: Review

O.M.A.C. and Frankenstein get together to discuss the way to best hem the cuffs of their pants. Or maybe they’re just gonna punch each other. A lot.

Hulk #47

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Review

Red She-Hulk decides to surprise her pop with a visit out of the blue. Naturally, with two red Hulks in this issue, there’s a lot more red than blue here.

Justice League International #5

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Review

It’s the final showdown between the JLI and Peraxxus, giving the JLI a chance to shine. Unfortunately, the book doesn't.

Fatale #1

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Review

Gangsters, demons and gorgeous dames -- this is what comics needs more of.

Defenders #2

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Review

Warriors of Wundagore, Defenders and the Hulk’s Hulk. Something is going to get broken.

Swamp Thing #5

Wed, January 4th, 2012 | Category: Review

Only one thing smells like bacon, and that's bacon! Undead pig monsters smell like something else entirely and are harder to vanquish.

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