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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Penguins of Madagascar/Shrek (FCBD) #1

Sun, May 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

What does a Free Comic Book Day comic have to do? What is its mission? Draw a potential reader into looking at it? Check. Entice the reader to select it? Check. Give the reader good stories? Check.

War of the Supermen (FCBD) #0

Sat, May 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

As far as free comics go, this one is not bad, but DC set the bar awfully high with last year's "Blackest Night" #0. This is no "Blackest Night."

Thunderbolts #143

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

The Siege of Asgard nears its end, as does the Thunderbolts as we currently know them.

Justice League: The Rise of Arsenal #2

Thu, April 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

Roy Harper struggles to adapt to the changes made to his life.

Green Lantern Corps #47

Wed, April 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

Tomasi and Gleason make their curtain call on "Green Lantern Corps," ushering in a "Brightest Day" on their way out.

R.E.B.E.L.S. #15

Mon, April 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

In the aftermath of the Starro adventure, Despero is hailed as a hero while Vril Dox is hated and targeted for assassination. What's all that got to do with Starfire? Not much now, but soon. . .

Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #2

Sun, April 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

The time for mourning has past. Athena now calls for action from her newest champion, Amadeus Cho.

Avengers Vs. Atlas #4

Sun, April 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

The Atlas crew finishes their publicity tour as they build momentum towards a renewal of their series next month. In the meantime, we get a decent (but heady) team-up with the Avengers.

Nova #36

Sun, April 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Which of us hasn't come back from the dead or had a girlfriend who was a quantum anomaly?" This issue -- the last for now -- deals with a little of both.

The Torch #7

Sun, April 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

The penultimate issue of this series follows the adventures of Torch and Toro as they enter New Berlin in a race against time to attempt to put a stop to the Thinker and his machinations.

Justice League of America #44

Thu, April 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

With the not-so-surprise return of a fan-favorite DC character, "Justice League of America" joins the "Brightest Day". This issue is the brightest yet of this run.

Her-Oes #1

Wed, April 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

Despite the un-funny word play to try to derive a snappy title for this book, the book itself is almost enjoyable.

Ultimate Avengers #6

Wed, April 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

The first "Ultimate Avengers" story is done, but not without some worthwhile surprises.

Pantheon #1

Mon, April 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

More Zeus you say? What? You didn't ask for more Greek gods? How about as interpreted by Michael Chiklis? The end result needs a little more seasoning.

Booster Gold #31

Mon, April 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

Dan Jurgens wraps up his thirty-one issue run on the greatest hero you've never known.

Iron Man Noir #1

Sun, April 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Times are dark. Depression. War on the horizon. People want stories they can escape into," says Tony Stark of why does what he does. This is a good escape right here.

Brightest Day #0

Wed, April 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

After the "Blackest Night," there must be a "Brightest Day," if for no other reason than to sell some comics.

Black Widow #1

Wed, April 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

"CROK!" That's the sound of the Black Rose being kicked in the nether regions by the Black Widow. How else should you start a series starring Natasha Romanov?

Wolverine: Weapon X #12

Mon, April 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Tomorrow Dies Today” continues with Wolverine and Deathlok locking horns, or claws and other cybernetic parts.

Thor and the Warriors Four #1

Mon, April 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

Power Pack's team-up series continue on, this time leading the Power kids to seek out the aid of Thor.

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