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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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.

Nightwing #4

Thu, December 22nd, 2011 | Category: Review

The Haly’s Circus train makes a stop in Miami. After all it is winter in Gotham. Problem is trouble comes down from Gotham. To Miami.

Wolverine & The X-Men #3

Thu, December 22nd, 2011 | Category: Review

All heck breaks loose when Krakoa attacks the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

Justice League #4

Wed, December 21st, 2011 | Category: Review

The League is almost fully assembled in this issue, and just in time as a boom tube opens up to reveal. . .

Planet of the Apes #9

Wed, December 21st, 2011 | Category: Review

Southtown has been taken and the human residents captured. That doesn’t mean the human spirit is broken, though, as the war between man and ape shifts.

Batman #4

Wed, December 21st, 2011 | Category: Review

Explosions, owls, dusty old attics and Batman. That combination sure makes for a good comic.

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller

Sat, December 17th, 2011 | Category: Review

Jim Henson’s properties have made quite an impact on the publishing schedule for Archaia. That trend continues in fine fashion right here.

Legion Lost #4

Sat, December 17th, 2011 | Category: Review

Dawnstar is the focal character for this issue of “Legion Lost,” but the others get plenty of panel time.

Severed #5

Sat, December 17th, 2011 | Category: Review

Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft continue to offer up turn of the century creepiness in a most unsettling manner here. Just ask Chuck.

Star Wars: Agent of the Empire -- Iron Eclipse #1

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Review

The “scalpel” of the Empire. Not quit as intimidating a title as “Dark Lord of the Sith,” but it has potential for coolness.

Batman and Robin #4

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Review

Batman, Robin, and Nobody share a little heart-to-heart-to-heart. Also, Damian’s dog gets a name.

Avengers: X-Sanction #1

Wed, December 14th, 2011 | Category: Review

Cable takes on the Avengers. Actually, it's a lot more than that...

Penguin: Pain & Prejudice #3

Sat, December 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

This issue features the continuing story of loss and how the Penguin copes with it. “Not well” factors in.

Punisher #6

Sat, December 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

Punisher in the wintertime. It’s still black and white and red all over. Just lots more white and slightly more red.

Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #2

Fri, December 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Ape does not kill ape” may be the most sacred law on the Planet of the Apes, but someone killed someone else here. That always makes for a good story.

Hulk #45

Thu, December 8th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Hulk of Arabia” gets a little sand in its shoe with this issue, but the story is still entertaining.

Villains for Hire #1

Thu, December 8th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Villains for Hire” is absolutely nothing like “Thunderbolts,” in more ways than one.

O.M.A.C. #4

Wed, December 7th, 2011 | Category: Review

O.M.A.C. continues to be absolutely nothing like you would expect it to be. Unless you expect it to be fun, entertaining, and enjoyable.