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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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.

Superman/Batman Annual #4

Thu, June 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

This issue marks the start of the celebration for fans of the "Batman Beyond" license. Of course it helps to have a good story and great art.

Red Hood: The Lost Days #1

Thu, June 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

What really happened to Jason Todd once he clawed his way out of the grave? The story starts here.

Captain Long Ears

Tue, June 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

Captain Long Ears and Captain Jam are on a search for Captain Big Nose, but all is not quite as it seems in this story.

G. I. Joe: Hearts & Minds #1

Tue, June 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

IDW launches a G. I. Joe series that gives definition to some of the fringe characters of the G. I. Joe universe.

Green Lantern #54

Tue, June 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

Two Red Lanterns in the New York subway system and neither of them is Bernie Goetz. What could possibly go wrong?

Thor #610

Sat, May 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

Summoned by Balder, Thor returns to Asgard, or what's left of Asgard.

The Brave and the Bold #34

Thu, May 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

The Silver Age goodness from Straczynski and Saiz continues, bringing the Legion back in time to meet the Doom Patrol.

Dazzler #1

Wed, May 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

If disco is ever going to make a comeback, it needs to be now; Dazzler is ready and waiting.

Superman: War of the Supermen #4

Wed, May 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

The story of the "War of the Supermen" started on May 1, and draws to a close twenty-five days later. That makes this a pretty good approximation of one hundred minutes, as far as publishing goes.

Justice League of America #45

Mon, May 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

Supergirl shows up to join the Justice League just as they get attacked by Power Girl, which of course leads to a team-up with the JSA.

American Vampire #3

Sun, May 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

After getting some advice from Skinner Sweet in the last issue, Pearl takes matters – and faces – into her own hands.

DC Universe Legacies #1

Sun, May 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

DC rewrites history. Sort of. After continuity punches, crises of all kinds, and general uncertainty, a new history of the DC Universe emerges.

Expendables #1

Sat, May 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

An action-adventure tale featuring a bunch of cardboard cutout characters leaves a lot to be desired. Maybe the movie will be more intriguing.

Enter the Heroic Age #1

Thu, May 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

A sampler of eight-page stories designed to entice you to check out one of five new(ish) titles from Marvel. Perhaps Marvel should have titled it "Tales to Entice."

Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Wed, May 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

Paul Levitz returns to craft new Legion stories in a new Legion title! Long-time Legion fans rejoice. New Legion fans say, "Um, OK."

Booster Gold #32

Mon, May 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

The cover promises that the Bwa-ha-ha will be brought, and it is. Giffen and DeMatteis, however, don't apply it in the manner you might be expecting.

Avengers: The Initiative #35

Mon, May 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

The Initiative closes up shop, making way for Christos Gage's "Avengers Academy" in a few weeks. That's another review for another time. This review is for one of the last chapters of "Siege."

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