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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Incredible Hulk #621

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

“If I could, I would help you today in all the ways you ask, but know this Bruce Banner. When I grasped that power, I was guided by the wisdom beyond all our ken. And if you weren’t healed then perhaps that is as it should be.”

Chaos War #5

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Sequence and distance are compressing to infinite/eternal meaninglessness around a single point which even the non-physicists in the room must realize is the bazillion foot tall glowing bearded guy in the skirt.”

Detective Comics #873

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Review

“What I see is a common criminal. A dirty old man who sells pieces of dusty junk to rich people with too much time on their hands.”

Justice League of America #53

Sat, January 22nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“And bravo to you, my friends, I’m so relieved and so very proud of you all. Ladies, gentlemen, I give you the Justice League of America!”

Jurassic Park: The Devils in the Desert #1

Sat, January 22nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Something dragged itself away from the crash! But what the hell leaves that kind of trail?”

Avengers Academy #8

Wed, January 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“In the Avengers, they train you for everything. How to perform a field tracheotomy. How to resist mind control. How to disarm a bomb. But some things no one can prepare you for.”

Young Justice #0

Wed, January 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Not used to sleeping in a bed. Your closet reminded me of my Cadmus pod. Except for the funny smells. . .”

Brightest Day #18

Wed, January 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“When the Black Lantern charged to 100% Nekron was teleported to Earth. What happens when the White Ring - -”

Wolverine #5

Wed, January 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“That’s right you sacks of crap, bow to the new big cheese! Now let’s talk about how I get outta here!”

R.E.B.E.L.S. #24

Mon, January 17th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Adam Strange assures me things are going well, but I sometimes think he views the universe through rose-colored glasses.”

Birds of Prey #8

Sun, January 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Batman? Ah. Been a while since he’s pulled that on me. I’m beginning to wonder if he just doesn’t know how to say goodbye.”

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #6

Thu, January 13th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Why the hell did that message you puked up from Atrocitus mention Ganthet?!? How’s he involved in all this, Poozer?!?”

Booster Gold #40

Thu, January 13th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Just once I’d like to go to Sundollar and get one lousy cup of coffee without running into yet another super-nutjob out to rule the world.”

Titans #31

Wed, January 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

“All that’s happened since I was reborn has brought me to this moment. This is what I was meant to do. These men are merely victims of fate.”

Captain America: Man Out of Time #3

Wed, January 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Your phones and computers and so forth. . . they’re definitely mad scientist gizmos, but they’re not the real achievement. It’s society itself. The freedom of the people. All people.”

Batgirl #17

Wed, January 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I’m on a mission from Batman himself. Batman-Batman. Not to devalue other- Batman-Batman. There really isn’t a better way to convey that right now, is there?”

Spawn #200

Wed, January 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I’m getting sick and tired of anyone having power of some kind knowing more about me than I do! They want a piece of me, then let’s do it!”

Freedom Fighters #5

Sun, January 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Did you come to fight for our freedom? Did you come to liberate us from false imprisonment?”

Ian Churchill’s Marineman #2

Sun, January 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

“The marine environment needs help right now. So I decided to explore more direct methods.”

Weird Worlds #1

Fri, January 7th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Okay, stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The government contracts a chemical company, Titan, to develop a way to improve the performance of their military personnel.”

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