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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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.”

Batman Beyond #3

Fri, March 4th, 2011 | Category: Review

“That’s the problem with you so-called heroes. . . you never really stop to think, do you?”

Captain America & the Falcon #1

Thu, March 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“No problem. Saving Captain America. It’s what I do.”

Freedom Fighters #7

Thu, March 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“I’ve been doing this longer than most of you, and what Condor says is right. I’ve fought against Mordru, Obsidian, and Eclipso, just to name a few, and magic is a real pain in the ass.”

Giant-Size Atom #1

Thu, March 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“People could never understand why Hawkman and I became such great friends. On the surface we couldn’t be more different. He’s brash, loud, and aggressive. A force of nature. I’m more. . . let’s say. . . cerebral.”

Wolverine/ Hercules: Myths, Monsters & Mutants #1

Wed, March 2nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Regardless, me and you – the Canadian Wildman and the Greek god – drinkin’ buddies since then. Some pair we make, huh?”

Brightest Day #21

Wed, March 2nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“God, I . . . I think I’m standing in the ashes of my best friend. First Firestorm implodes aboard the Justice League satellite. Then I find Carter and Shiera vaporized.”

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