Doug Zawisza

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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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.

Blackhawks #4

Thu, December 29th, 2011 | Category: Review

Four issues in and the Blackhawks are ready to soar. Of course, they have to get out of the nest first.

The Savage Hawkman #4

Thu, December 29th, 2011 | Category: Review

The new Hawkman book continues forward, but I’m not sure where “forward” is really taking us.

The Fury of the Firestorm: the Nuclear Men #4

Thu, December 29th, 2011 | Category: Review

What would be the best thing for the fourth issue of Firestorm? How about four Firestorms? It’s possible. . .

American Vampire #22

Wed, December 28th, 2011 | Category: Review

Rafael Albuquerque returns to handle the art, as Scott Snyder's story jumps to tales of vampiric greasers. It's a great jumping-on point for a great title.

Birds of Prey #4

Thu, December 22nd, 2011 | Category: Review

Batgirl stops by to help the Birds against a foe they’re having a hard time finding.