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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Justice League: Generation Lost #4

Thu, June 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

What do you get when Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Ice, and Blue Beetle cross the Rocket Reds in Russia? A very readable story.

Green Arrow #1

Wed, June 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

Seems to me that we may have seen this story before, only the forest was a concrete jungle.

Atlas #2

Sun, June 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

If you're not reading "Atlas," you're missing the only comic on the racks today with killer robots, talking, gun-toting gorillas, dragons, and offbeat adventures. Venus and Gorilla Man play rock, scissors, paper in this issue.

Magog #10

Fri, June 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Magog puts the hurt on some fanged balls and then worries about himself.

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed #4

Thu, June 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

The cover promises an evil so big it couldn't fit on the cover. I was hoping for Fin Fang Foom. Boy, was I ever disappointed.

Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf Volume 1 #11

Thu, June 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Patricia Briggs' novels continue to find their way onto the new comic racks. This issue, however, might have been better off taking a detour.

Pale Horse #1

Wed, June 16th, 2010 | Category: Review

The Wild West hits with a BOOM! this week, in this tale of revenge.

Brightest Day #4

Wed, June 16th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Brightest Day" continues on, but only a select few of the returned twelve appear in this issue. Aquaman and Martian Manhunter fans are sure to be disappointed.

The Murder of King Tut #1

Mon, June 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

The story of King Tut, and the man who discovered Tut's tomb – Howard Carter – crosses over from hieroglyph into comics.

Neil Young's Greendale

Mon, June 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

Neil Young's "Greendale" album has been translated to film and photo essay, so it only seems logical that it would eventually become a graphic novel.

Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom #1

Sat, June 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

Tom Strong is back, and in this one issue everything changes for him. Sort of. As much as time travelling villains can truly change things.

Doom Patrol #11

Fri, June 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

Thayer Jost sets up an "anti-Doom Patrol" and calls the Doom Patrol out. Ambush Bug appears for oddball humor and plot device.

Justice League: Generation Lost #3

Thu, June 10th, 2010 | Category: Review

Jaime Reyes joins the crew who are trying to halt Max Lord's mad campaign, but does he remember who Max Lord is?

Titans #24

Wed, June 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

After sparking a rash of internet debates, this new villainous team settles into their monthly home under the "Titans" logo. They don't deserve to be there.

Avengers Academy #1

Wed, June 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

The next generation of Avengers starts their tale here, with Tigra, Speedball, Justice, Quicksilver, and Hank Pym as their guides. Those poor kids.

Buzzard #1

Wed, June 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

From the pages of "The Goon," here comes Buzzard, a gruff old bird who rides upon a pale horse.

Red Robin #13

Mon, June 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

Tim Drake has returned from his quest and now he has to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. Fabian Nicieza is just the right writer to help young Master Drake figure that out.

Darkstar and the Winter Guard #1

Mon, June 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

It's swinter (thank you "Phineas & Ferb") as the "Winter Guard" hits our summer comics pile.

Jonah Hex: No Way Back

Sun, June 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

Jonah Hex hits the big time with an original graphic novel, written by the monthly "Jonah Hex" writers and drawn by Jonah's artistic creator.

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #1

Sun, June 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Mouse Guard" creator David Petersen opens up the sandbox for others to play in. The end result is an enjoyable excursion.

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