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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Brightest Day #14

Wed, November 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I might not be meant to save the universe or the Earth, but I can make life better for others and for me. Why is that wrong? Why?!”

Mirror Mirror

Wed, November 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

“If that mirror was completed and in the wrong hands. . . it could mean the end of the world. The knowledge and the power of its evil magic are too strong.”

Return of the Dapper Men

Tue, November 16th, 2010 | Category: Review

“This was a land of children and machines. Neither knew who made the other and both claimed to be the first.”

Booster Gold #38

Sun, November 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Sorry Skeets. I guess there’s a little bit of General Glory in all of us.”

The All New Batman: Brave & the Bold #1

Fri, November 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Other than Robin and Alfred, Superman is my best friend. Some people are surprised by that.”

Chaos War: Thor #1

Fri, November 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Fine. The god-thing’s eyes were bright with suffering and death, spite and loathing and in that moment what it loathed more than anything was the hammer-wielding warrior who dared oppose it.”

Ant-Man & the Wasp #1

Thu, November 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Fine. Then I guess this is a job for Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #4

Thu, November 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I thought we could amp up our little group with Sodam’s ringslingin’ if he was still alive, but all we got out of it is that Sodam’s possibly gone rogue.”

Avengers: The Children's Crusade #3

Wed, November 10th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Either the Scarlet Witch really is here, or Doom’s on to me. Or even worse, I’ve just had my ass kicked. . . by my mother.”

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1

Wed, November 10th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Cap! We’ve got this! Wasp, Ant-Man, Hawkeye. . . take this guy out!”

Secret Six #27

Mon, November 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Fish belly white, just how I like ‘em. I could gnaw on them legs forever.”

Hawkeye and Mockingbird #5

Thu, November 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

“You can love someone so much that you ignore serious faults. Like what you’re doing to each other. And what the other is becoming because of you.”

Doom Patrol #16

Thu, November 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Great. Alternate reality Nazis. I hate alternate reality Nazis even more than I hate pelicans.”

Captain America: Man Out of Time #1

Wed, November 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

Time to update Captain America's origin. . .

Superboy #1

Wed, November 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

“I’m - - I’m okay. . . just tired. And don’t call me Conner in public, genius.”

Zatanna #6

Mon, November 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

“Ralph and Sue. They’re not dead anymore. Good for them.”

Incorruptible #11

Mon, November 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

“You’ve been through hell. I get that. It’s like you were dating the atom bomb and then it went off.”

Justice League of America/The 99 #1

Mon, November 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

“We hope to inspire people everywhere to acts of heroism and courage.”

Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #21

Fri, October 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Consider it a gift from the wizard! He probably figured you’d try something like that, and cast a spell to prevent you from doing it to me!”

Green Arrow #5

Thu, October 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Wasn’t aiming there. It’s like she turned into the shot at the last second.”

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