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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Vengeance of the Moon Knight #6

Thu, March 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Moon Knight vs. Bushman again for the bajillionth time. This time, however, Khonshu is in Moon Knight's corner, calling for him to bite off Bushman's face.

Amazing Spider-Man #625

Thu, March 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Spidey may have had trouble with one Rhino before, now it's Rhino vs. Rhino in a winner take all battle.

The Brave and the Bold #32

Wed, March 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

JMS continues to play in the DC Universe sandbox. Here he dusts off some fan favorites for a really unusual team-up.

Doomwar #2

Wed, March 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Doomwar" is nowhere near as entertaining as "Siege," but then again, it doesn't set out to be. This is a story that plays from the shadows and foxholes of war.

Hulk #21

Wed, March 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Hulks rise, Hulks fall, Hulks smash. This one is mostly red Hulk.

Siege #3

Tue, March 16th, 2010 | Category: Review

As far as penultimate issues go, this one is intense: old favorites return, epic battles occur, and the last page is a doozy.

1,000 Comic Books You Must Read

Sun, March 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

This is Tony Isabella's personal reflection on the "1000 Comic Books You Must Read," and it is an interesting start to an idea that could really grow some legs.

Red Robin #10

Fri, March 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

The second part of a crossover with "Batgirl" continues here, with explosions and butt-kicking (not necessarily in that order)

Batgirl #8

Fri, March 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

It was bound to happen. This "Batgirl" series hits its hiccup issue. Hopefully it doesn’t get derailed by it.

Doom Patrol #8

Thu, March 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

"BRONK!"

Justice League: The Rise and Fall Special #1

Wed, March 10th, 2010 | Category: Review

Green Arrow's actions in "Justice League: Cry for Justice" come to light here, and the reaction is just what you'd expect. After all, there wouldn't be much of a story otherwise, right?

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed #1

Tue, March 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

This comic has everything in it that you didn't know you were missing in comics – hippos, alligators, saber-toothed tigers, and Frog Thor! That's right, the Pet Avengers are back!

Web of Spider-Man #6

Tue, March 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Web of Spider-Man" has been set up as an appetizer to the goings-on in "Amazing Spider-Man" with a side of "Spider-Girl" to cleanse the palette.

The Complete Alice in Wonderland #3

Tue, March 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

With Disney's new "Alice in Wonderland" film hitting theaters this past weekend, now's a good time to reinvestigate the classic tale told through new means. Just don't be late.

Jonah Hex #53

Sat, March 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

Legend has it that when Billy Tucci agreed to draw an issue of "Jonah Hex," he requested there be a train and a "really hot chick." This issue's got them both, with Tucci on art, and Jonah Hex on guns.

NOLA #4

Sat, March 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

The angel of death and destruction known as Nola winds her way through the final issue of this series, seeking retribution in a city deserving of it.

Underground #5

Thu, March 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

The adventure of a day comes to a close as Wesley Fischer and Seth Ridge continue their attempt to get out of the cave. No Bat- poles are going to help them with this.

Girl Comics #1

Wed, March 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

Marvel's "Girl Comics" is here, but it needs some more "oomph."

Age of the Reptiles: The Journey #3

Wed, March 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

The dinosaurs continue their trek over the river, through the woods and off to grandmother's house. OK, so maybe grandma wasn't born quite yet, but the river and woods are still in this book.

Justice League: Cry for Justice #7

Wed, March 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

"NAARGH!" So exclaims Speedy as the building she is on topples under her, much like this story toppled under the reveals of other stories being released before the finale here.

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