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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Red Skull #5

Thu, December 1st, 2011 | Category: Review

While the Red Skull doesn’t truly appear in this issue, the combination of solid story and magnificent Red Skull cover makes up for that.

Star Wars: Dark Times -- Out of the Wilderness #3

Thu, December 1st, 2011 | Category: Review

Odd aliens, Jedi, Darth Vader, and stunning art. What more do you really want in a “Star Wars” comic?

Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0

Wed, November 30th, 2011 | Category: Review

A new cartoon starring a DC Comics brand naturally means a new comic from DC for all ages.

Superman #3

Mon, November 28th, 2011 | Category: Review

The present day adventures of Superman continue as the Man of Steel fights a menace he can’t see!

Avengers Origins: The Scarlet With & Quicksilver #1

Mon, November 28th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Avengers Origins” continues with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. You’d be better off buying an old Essentials.

The Fury of Firestorm: the Nuclear Men #3

Fri, November 25th, 2011 | Category: Review

Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch unleash the Fury of Firestorm in this issue. Helix is there to meet them and things explode.

Iron Man #510

Thu, November 24th, 2011 | Category: Review

Released from the shadow of "Fear Itself," this series gets a jumpstart with some convincing villains.

Fantastic Four #600

Thu, November 24th, 2011 | Category: Review

“FF” no more, this title reverts to its original numbering and name as Marvel gives us the return of the “Fantastic Four.” Sort of.

The Shade #2

Wed, November 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

The Shade steps out of the shadows and picks up the pieces from the end of the last issue. Now he wants some answers.  

Invincible #85

Wed, November 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Invincible” offers a spot for folks to come in and take a look. Try it out and have some fun while doing that.

Punisher #5

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Review

Three issues into the relaunch of this title, Greg Rucka finally puts some words in the Punisher’s mouth.

Hawken #1

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Review

Timothy Truman hits the trails with the story of a haunted gunslinger. That’s really all you need to know.

Blue Beetle #3

Thu, November 17th, 2011 | Category: Review

The relaunch didn’t need to hit Blue Beetle too hard, but the new series is fresh enough for anyone who missed out on the first go- round with Jaime Reyes.

Severed #4

Thu, November 17th, 2011 | Category: Review

Scotts Snyder and Tuft have been telling a story where “anything could happen.” In this issue “anything” does. And it’s very disturbing.

Avengers #19

Wed, November 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

The old order changeth again. That’s right, folks, another lineup change for the Avengers.

Wonder Woman #3

Wed, November 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

After the battle, the Amazonians and the Gods regroup. And Strife is sticking around to make Diana uncomfortable.

Mudman #1

Wed, November 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

Faster than a sinkhole! More powerful than quicksand! It’s Mudman!

Star Wars: Knight Errant – Deluge #4

Tue, November 15th, 2011 | Category: Review

Sometimes Jedi and Hutts are all you really need for an enjoyable Star Wars tale. That’s certainly the case here.

Godzilla Legends #1

Tue, November 15th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Godzilla Legends” debuts without much Godzilla. As a matter of fact, there’s not much “legend” here either, unless you count Anguirus.

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #3

Thu, November 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

Frankenstein and his creature commandos take on a continent of invading spiders. All this book needs beyond that is dinosaurs.

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