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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American Vampire #5

Mon, August 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

The first story arc of “American Vampire” comes to a chilling close, as not all loose ends get tucked or neatly trimmed off.

Time Bomb #1

Mon, August 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Upon finding a mysterious underground location, first things first, don’t try to break in, especially if that mysterious subterranean establishment is a Nazi base of some kind.

Action Comics #891

Sun, August 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

One of the greatest sound effects in comics gets some play in this issue. That’s right, “PUNT” makes a daring return to print. And yes, it does have something to do with Lex Luthor.

Pilot Season: Stellar #1

Sun, August 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

Robert Kirkman’s Top Cow “Pilot Season” experiment continues, this time with cool locations, hot ladies, alien monsters, and big action. At least Kirkman says that’s all in here. He’s mostly right.

Outsiders #31

Fri, July 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

Despite what you may believe (or even hope) “Outsiders” is still being published. No, it isn’t good.

Justice League of America #47

Fri, July 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

The JLA, JSA, and All-Stars continue to stave off the Starheart’s attack while trying to bring the fight back to the Starheart.

Green Lantern #56

Thu, July 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

Hector Hammond, Larfleeze, and Green Lantern meet up in North Branch, Minnesota and the sheriff asks Hal to retrieve a lawn flamingo.

Thor, The Mighty Avenger #2

Thu, July 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

Feeding off the (presumed) frenzy for all things Thor, this all-ages Thor title offers a satisfying tale of Mjolnir and owner.

Green Arrow #2

Thu, July 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

As if flying the “Brightest Day” banner wasn’t enough of a highlight, the gorgeous (but cluttered) cover to this issue features Hal Jordan and exclaims, “Guest-starring Green Lantern.”

Artifacts #1

Wed, July 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

This issue has almost as many variant cover options as it does interior story pages. You can’t judge a book by its cover though. This one has awesome inside.

Power Girl #14

Tue, July 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

While the “Brightest Day” banner isn’t flying over the logo on this cover yet, the influence of “Brightest Day” is certainly making itself known in the pages of this issue.

Finding Nemo: Losing Dory #1

Tue, July 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

A year later and it's time to check in with our finny friends from Disney/Pixar and BOOM! Kids.

Black Widow #4

Mon, July 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Black Widow continues to trail those that have wronged her. Much ass-kicking ensues.

True Blood #1

Mon, July 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

From the Charlaine Harris novels to an HBO show to a comic series from IDW. Sookie Stackhouse is making the rounds.

Justice Society of America #41

Mon, July 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

James Robinson and Mark Bagley continue to make this JLA/JSA team-up a fun read. They even manage to pack a few surprises into this issue.

The Avengers #3

Wed, July 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

Kang on the cover means that this is a classic “Avengers” book, right? Good stuff gonna happen inside? Well, maybe.

New Mutants #15

Wed, July 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

“Sam! Sam Guthrie! You just defeated Cameron Hodge! What are you going to do next?” “I’m taking my team to Disney World!” Or maybe they’ll just go to some ranch in Texas.

Batgirl #12

Sun, July 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Batgirl, meet Proxy. Proxy, meet Batgirl. Thus ends the first year of this "Batgirl" series. This issue offers a bit of fun getting to that point.

R.E.B.E.L.S. #18

Sat, July 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Brainiac times three. That’s not going to be a good thing for innocent bystanders.

X-Men Hellbound #3

Sat, July 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Will Magik be saved? Do you really think it could happen any other way so soon after the character was brought back? Me either.

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