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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American Vampire #12

Wed, February 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Thank you? I’m about to tear your head off, Kitty.”

Godland #34

Wed, February 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Concentrate on thoughts of Earth. Together we shall make the cosmic leap – across oblivion. . .”

Hulk #30

Sat, February 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Ho now. I wonder how this will change things. I mean he’s not coming to destroy you, I’m sure he doesn’t know (nor care) about a Red Hulk.”

Doom Patrol #19

Sat, February 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Aww fer th’ luvva. . . since when do we got a #@*#in’ volcano?”

Young Justice #1

Sat, February 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“A crisis brought them together? I guess it’s kind of like how we came together?”

Justice League of America #54

Sat, February 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“And now this time, today, you were caught unawares by our transformation. As was I, I confess. But I do so believe in opening the door when I hear the knock of opportunity.”

Brightest Day #20

Wed, February 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Each one of us is caught between two worlds. Each one of us knows how hard it is to face that alone. Which is why we never will be. Never again.”

Green Lantern #62

Wed, February 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

“My name is Hal Jordan. I’m an officer in the Green Lantern Corps. Space sector 2814. That little guy over there? That’s Krona. He’s tougher than he looks.”

Hawkeye: Blindspot #1

Wed, February 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

“So Doctor Thor whammys me with a rainbow punch of Norse magic and Tony, you zap whatever it is causing it and Steve clears me for active duty. That’s the plan, right?”

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?”

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