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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.
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Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft continue to offer up turn of the century creepiness in a most unsettling manner here. Just ask Chuck.
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 of Arabia” puts the Red Hulk in Qatar and stirs up a few challenges for the Red Hulk.
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.
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.
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.
Batwing continues to fight under the symbol of the Bat, even though he has a big gaping wound in his chest.
Animal Man begins to discover that the Red might be much more than he ever thought it was.
Enter Condor! No, seriously. This issue introduces Condor, because evidently all the characters in this title need to be bird-themed.
Blackhawks are go, but where and how they’re going needs a little more attention in order to keep my attention.
If there’s one character that deserves the loving attention Aquaman is receiving in this relaunch, it’s Hawkman. He’s not exactly getting it, though.
As September slinks away and October draws near, thoughts turn to Halloween costumes and spooky stories of spirits and ghosts. Who are you going to call?
The Guardians of -- er, the Annihilators, rather -- return to Marvel’s new comics releases this week in an adventure that sends them to Earth.
When Jason Rusch became Firestorm, fans of Ronnie Raymond were up in arms. Now, everyone should be happy.
Barry Allen pulls on the crimson cowl of the Flash once more in a sharp story and spiffy art by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato
The new Ultimate Spider-Man begins to learn more about himself and more about what it means to be a (Spider-) Man.
Dear DC, this is a really bad book. Bikini-clad aliens and violent "heroes" can't sell this one.
Long before some of you readers were born, George Pérez started drawing this book. Twenty-three years later, you can kick back with a beer and read it.
The “Point One” for “Thunderbolts” isn’t pointless. Quite the opposite in fact: this is a great point for you to start reading.
I’m not blue that I’ve gotten my hands on “Blue Beetle.” Quite the opposite, my friends. This is a great introduction to a hero for a new generation.