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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Birds of Prey #9

Sat, February 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Hey, Batman? Little advice . . . get your damn scalloped gloves off me. HAWK!”

Charismagic #0

Sat, February 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

“But like you said before, I’m a bad luck omen, right? Then maybe you should listen to your own warning. And. . . don’t tell me you can’t . . . feel it, inside?”

Justice League: Generation Lost #19

Thu, February 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I dunno, man. That’s two dead Blue Beetles. Maybe you wanna be a different superhero who isn’t, y’know, getting killed all the time.”

Titans #32

Thu, February 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

“If I believed in miracles I’d say this was one of them. But I don’t. It is, however, a gift. One I plan on taking advantage of.”

Widowmaker #4

Thu, February 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Pull any gear you have that goes boom. We’re going to need every bit of explosive power if we’re going to survive.”

Incredible Hulk #622

Thu, February 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Shut up! And run. THIS IS MY FIGHT!”

The Flash #9

Wed, February 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

“We were moving faster than the speed of sound so your voice never caught up with me. I couldn’t hear you.”

Amazing Spider-Man #654

Wed, February 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I talk a good game. . .but. . . oooohhhh. . . pain senses. . . tingling. . .”

Love and Capes: Ever After #1

Wed, February 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

“More the voice of experience. Although it is hard for me to tune out Abby’s voice from my super hearing. I’m told a couple years of marriage will fix that, though.”

Kato Annual #1

Sun, February 6th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Do me, yourselves, and the sacred arts we practice a favor keep your petty bickering and training separate.”

Freedom Fighters #6

Sat, February 5th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Are we going to stand here and whine about the odds or are we going to be the Freedom Fighters?”

JSA All-Stars #15

Sat, February 5th, 2011 | Category: Review

“We’re tracking one of those toothy bastards in a helicopter straight to what we hope and pray is the lair of one Mister Arthur Pemberton.”

Jonah Hex #64

Sat, February 5th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Ah realized long ago Ah couldn’t outride my reputation. So Ah learned to live with it. Problem is, every town’s got a tough guy with aspirations a’ bein’ a gunfighter.”

DC Universe Online Legends #1

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“And to those who fought alongside Superman and his kind, those I counted as mortal enemies. . . I need you too.”

Time Masters: Vanishing Point #6

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Time travel isn’t as easy as walking from one room to the next, Superman. It’s far more complex. . . with variables almost too complicated to calculate!”

Secret Six #30

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Firin’ from the hip at the woman I’m currently putting it to? Ain’t you got any chivalry or whatever at all?”

Brightest Day #19

Wed, February 2nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Mera’s people are planning an assault on the surface world, but without you they won’t be able to shut down the Bermuda Triangle and escape.”

Twilight Guardian #1

Sun, January 30th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Wonder if I should take the binoculars. Some of the officers around here have seen me as Twilight Guardian. If they talked to me in my civilian ID, would they recognize me?”

Green Arrow #8

Sat, January 29th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Protect the forest? It grew up out of nothing. It’s an electronic dead zone – no instruments or scanning or even satellite imagery is working. And it’s growing. If you ask me, it’s not the forest that needs protecting.”

Chaos War: X-Men #2

Sat, January 29th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I am Proudstar, son of the people you call the Apache. My soul is bound to the most honored, most fierce of our spirits – the Thunderbird!”

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