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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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.

Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #1

Wed, July 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Doctor Solar" finds a new home with Dark Horse. There's good and bad to be found here.

Magog #11

Wed, July 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

Scott Kolins goes solo and tackles “Magog.” Is that because no one else wanted to?

Gorilla-Man #1

Wed, July 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

Gorilla-Man, Gorilla-Man, does whatever a gorilla can. Shoots a gun with his feet, hey this book is really neat! Look out! Here comes Gorilla-Man!

The Stuff of Legend Volume II: The Jungle, Part I

Tue, July 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

"The Stuff of Legend" returns. If you missed the first one, jump in, the story is fine. The art's downright amazing too.

Jonah Hex #57

Mon, July 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Jonah Hex” continues on his merry way through the Old West. In this issue, however, he gets a visit from some old friends and makes some new ones. Hex doesn’t always play well with others, though.

Brightest Day: The Atom Special #1

Sun, July 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

Never big enough to hold his own title for very long, the Atom returns in this special that kicks off his pending back-up adventures.

Darkstar and the Winter Guard #2

Sun, July 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

The continuing adventures of the Winter Guard fill this issue, as they confront former members and the return of a massive, classic Marvel Universe foe.

Amazing Spider-Man #636

Sun, July 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Grim Hunt” continues, with the Kraven pride celebrating their kill.

Hawkeye and Mockingbird #2

Sun, July 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

Hawkeye and Mockingbird continue to figure out who they are and what they need to be together.

Brightest Day #5

Thu, July 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

DC’s solicitation for this issue promises, “Deadman discovers the truth behind the formation of the White Lantern and what it means to the twelve returnees and the rest of the DC Universe.” Not so much.

Madame Xanadu #24

Mon, July 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Madame Xanadu” celebrates two years of publishing with a new story starting this issue. Enter freely and unafraid.

Batman Beyond #1

Fri, July 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Batman Beyond moves beyond the television screen with a comic that's a fun continuation, while maintaining a flavor of its own.

The Flash #3

Wed, June 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

The continuing adventures of Barry Allen rush on under the "Brightest Day" banner with some surprising revelations.

Velocity #1

Wed, June 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

Ron Marz puts on his running shoes and asks us all to join him on a jog with Carin Taylor.

Jurassic Park #1

Sun, June 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

Sometimes it's fun to revisit a franchise that's almost twenty years old. Sometimes it's just a poorly executed idea that falls flat and rings hollow. Yeah, this is the latter.

Ghostbusters: Con-volution #1

Sun, June 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

Sometimes it's fun to revisit a franchise that's over twenty years old. Sometimes it's just a poorly executed idea that falls flat and rings hollow. Yeah, this is one of those fun times.

Namora #1

Sun, June 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

Taking on a mission to find a lost colony of Atlanteans, Namora finds more than she bargained for.

Zatanna #2

Sat, June 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Dini and Roux continue to make this a comic worth buying. We’re not that far off the ground floor at this point, there’s still room to jump on.

Power Girl #13

Sat, June 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Power Girl” hits the stands this week boasting a “New Team! More Power!” I don’t know about the “More Power!” part, especially since Tim Allen isn’t part of this new team.

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