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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Madame Xanadu #24

Mon, July 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Madame Xanadu” celebrates two years of publishing with a new story starting this issue. Enter freely and unafraid.

Batman Beyond #1

Fri, July 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Batman Beyond moves beyond the television screen with a comic that's a fun continuation, while maintaining a flavor of its own.

The Flash #3

Wed, June 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

The continuing adventures of Barry Allen rush on under the "Brightest Day" banner with some surprising revelations.

Velocity #1

Wed, June 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

Ron Marz puts on his running shoes and asks us all to join him on a jog with Carin Taylor.

Jurassic Park #1

Sun, June 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

Sometimes it's fun to revisit a franchise that's almost twenty years old. Sometimes it's just a poorly executed idea that falls flat and rings hollow. Yeah, this is the latter.

Ghostbusters: Con-volution #1

Sun, June 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

Sometimes it's fun to revisit a franchise that's over twenty years old. Sometimes it's just a poorly executed idea that falls flat and rings hollow. Yeah, this is one of those fun times.

Namora #1

Sun, June 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

Taking on a mission to find a lost colony of Atlanteans, Namora finds more than she bargained for.

Zatanna #2

Sat, June 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Dini and Roux continue to make this a comic worth buying. We’re not that far off the ground floor at this point, there’s still room to jump on.

Power Girl #13

Sat, June 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Power Girl” hits the stands this week boasting a “New Team! More Power!” I don’t know about the “More Power!” part, especially since Tim Allen isn’t part of this new team.

Supergirl #53

Sat, June 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

The aftermath of the “War of the Supermen,” Supergirl is left to assess the damage inflicted upon her life.

Justice League: Generation Lost #4

Thu, June 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

What do you get when Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Ice, and Blue Beetle cross the Rocket Reds in Russia? A very readable story.

Green Arrow #1

Wed, June 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

Seems to me that we may have seen this story before, only the forest was a concrete jungle.

Atlas #2

Sun, June 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

If you're not reading "Atlas," you're missing the only comic on the racks today with killer robots, talking, gun-toting gorillas, dragons, and offbeat adventures. Venus and Gorilla Man play rock, scissors, paper in this issue.

Magog #10

Fri, June 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Magog puts the hurt on some fanged balls and then worries about himself.

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed #4

Thu, June 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

The cover promises an evil so big it couldn't fit on the cover. I was hoping for Fin Fang Foom. Boy, was I ever disappointed.

Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf Volume 1 #11

Thu, June 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Patricia Briggs' novels continue to find their way onto the new comic racks. This issue, however, might have been better off taking a detour.

Pale Horse #1

Wed, June 16th, 2010 | Category: Review

The Wild West hits with a BOOM! this week, in this tale of revenge.

Brightest Day #4

Wed, June 16th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Brightest Day" continues on, but only a select few of the returned twelve appear in this issue. Aquaman and Martian Manhunter fans are sure to be disappointed.

The Murder of King Tut #1

Mon, June 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

The story of King Tut, and the man who discovered Tut's tomb – Howard Carter – crosses over from hieroglyph into comics.

Neil Young's Greendale

Mon, June 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

Neil Young's "Greendale" album has been translated to film and photo essay, so it only seems logical that it would eventually become a graphic novel.

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