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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Ultimate Comics X #4

Sat, April 2nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“There is no school. There isn’t any of that life left. We’re being hunted now. . . but we’re here to keep you safe. And help others like you.”

Teen Titans #93

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Review

“One day we might be the Justice League – but for today, we’re Teen Titans!”

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1

Thu, March 31st, 2011 | Category: Review

“People are calling it a dinosaur. . . a monster. All we know for sure is that it came from the water.”

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #8

Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Talk to us – what’re you seeing – who’s in your head – is it Parallax – Krona – is it Zardor?”

Amazing Spider-Man #657

Wed, March 30th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Now, with great power comes great responsibility. And just because you can make men’s clothes disappear doesn’t mean that you should.”

Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Sun, March 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I got your number M-Martha M-Madison – and it’s number two!”

Hulk #31

Thu, March 24th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Of course, if he succeeds, Fortean will be the one who really killed Thad Ross. What a burner on him, huh?”

Green Lantern Corps #58

Thu, March 24th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Hurry through! There is no telling what evil Krona has wrought in out absence.”

FF #1

Wed, March 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“The Future Foundation is about changing the world, Peter. Forever. You’re going to love it.”

Captain America: Man Out of Time #5

Wed, March 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“You know what Captain America says, Rogers: ‘There’s always a way.’”

Justice League: Generation Lost #22

Wed, March 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Right. But at every step – with every cell, he was also using those facilities for experiments. OMACs. Kryptonian clones. Tests on the Metal Men. Genetic trials at New Cadmus.”

Invincible Iron Man #502

Thu, March 17th, 2011 | Category: Review

“God and medicine having both failed you, you’ve turned to me. And science. I don’t give up, Otto.”

Brightest Day #22

Wed, March 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Stein and I barely held our own against him alongside Superman, Captain Atom, and like thirty others. And that was back when I was the best Firestorm I could be.”

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade – Young Avengers #1

Wed, March 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Several years ago, our crusade to rescue the Scarlet Witch put us at war with the Avengers.”

Superboy #5

Thu, March 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Hey, even Krypto’s catching up! Come on, Conner, we got a crowd waiting for us. Let’s go!”

Sigil #1

Wed, March 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

“And I had another one of those dreams. The ones where my birthmark keeps popping up. I’m spooked Chrissie. I really don’t want to have to go back into therapy.”

Batman and Robin #21

Wed, March 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

“It’s nights like this that I wish I had a damn teaching degree.”

Doom Patrol #20

Wed, March 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Right. Any chance I can talk to someone ain’t a monkey?”

The Stuff of Legend Volume II: The Jungle #4

Wed, March 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I could have been one of you. Fought by your side if not for falling behind that dresser. A far nobler venture.”

Michael Turner’s Soulfire #0

Wed, March 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Don’t speak Russian, but I get the tone in your voice. Hopefully you understand the universal language - power.”

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