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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Supergirl #2

Fri, October 21st, 2011 | Category: Review

For the first time in relaunch history Superman and Supergirl fight each other!

Nightwing #2

Fri, October 21st, 2011 | Category: Review

Nightwing goes for round two against his bladed attacker from last issue, and there’s some circus stuff here too.

Captain Atom #2

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Review

More Vic Stone! More Superman! More Batman! More Green Lantern! Oh yeah, Flash, too!

Justice League #2

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

More Vic Stone! More Superman! More Batman! More Green Lantern! Oh yeah, Flash, too!

Fear Itself #7

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

Truly, we have nothing to fear but “Fear Itself” (and its countless tie-ins).

Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

Like chocolate and peanut butter, it was just a matter of time until someone put these groups together. Of course if you don’t like chocolate or peanut butter. . .

My Greatest Adventure #1

Mon, October 17th, 2011 | Category: Review

Robotman returns to the relaunched DCU and he’s sharing staples with Tanga and Garbage Man!

John Carter: The World of Mars #1

Sat, October 15th, 2011 | Category: Review

There’s a major motion picture coming out featuring John Carter and this is the official prequel for that story.

Legion Lost #2

Sat, October 15th, 2011 | Category: Review

Five members of the Legion are lost in the past, fighting an unknown number of foes with undefined capabilities. That past? Now. This book? Enjoyable.

Demon Knights #2

Thu, October 13th, 2011 | Category: Review

A band of odd characters -- including Etrigan -- sets their feet firm as they stand in the path of an invading horde.

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #5

Thu, October 13th, 2011 | Category: Review

Nazis, vampires, guns that shoot sunlight, and giant monsters -- this book has it all. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s written by Scott Snyder with some great Sean Murphy art.

Amazing Spider-Man #671

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

This installment of Spider-Island reveals the identity of “Number Six” from Horizon Labs, deals with Anti-Venom, and gives Mary Jane powers. It doesn’t do much to provide an interesting story though.

Batgirl #2

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

Batgirl takes on the Mirror, but doesn’t really like what she sees.

New Avengers #17

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

The “New Avengers” are coming at ya with a roster on the cover sure to draw casual fans in. If only the interiors could convince those fans to stick around.

Severed #3

Tue, October 11th, 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.

Penguin: Pain & Prejudice #1

Sat, October 8th, 2011 | Category: Review

Wah, wah, wah. The Penguin gets a chance to show readers just how bad he can be, and quite honestly, his bad makes this book very good.

Hulk #42

Fri, October 7th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Hulk of Arabia” puts the Red Hulk in Qatar and stirs up a few challenges for the Red Hulk.

Last of the Greats #1

Fri, October 7th, 2011 | Category: Review

Hey look! It’s a comic book with a #1 on the cover! The best part? It’s actually a pretty good read that offers a nice “jumping on point” for Joshua Hale Fialkov’s latest adventure from Image.

Men of War #2

Fri, October 7th, 2011 | Category: Review

The second issue of “Men of War” reports for duty. Unfortunately, parts of the story appear to be classified, as there are significant jumps therein.

O.M.A.C. #2

Thu, October 6th, 2011 | Category: Review

DiDio and Giffen expand the world around O.M.A.C. and Brother Eye, delivering a pair of DC characters that might not have been expected to appear here.

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