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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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.

Reed Gunther #6

Wed, December 7th, 2011 | Category: Review

“From Cowboy to Cowman!” gives us the secret (or not-so-secret) origin of Reed Gunther.

Thunderbolts #166

Thu, December 1st, 2011 | Category: Review

The Thunderbolts are traipsing through the 1800s looking for Mr. Hyde and Satana. Jack the Ripper factors into this story. Coincidence?

Super Dinosaur #6

Thu, December 1st, 2011 | Category: Review

Super Dinosaur underwater fighting the sinister forces of Squidious. Yeah. It’s as fun as it sounds.

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.

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