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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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.

Fall of the Hulks: the Savage She-Hulks #1

Tue, March 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Jeff Parker hulks out, She-Hulk style.

Superman #697

Mon, March 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

Superboy and Mon-El talk about the absence of Superman, which, in a book titled "Superman" should be ironic. Instead it's just a decent read.

Wonder Woman #41

Sun, February 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

Power Girl guest stars in this issue as she and Wonder Woman fight "like thoughtless badgers in the sky for all to see."

Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #13

Fri, February 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Mike Norton joins Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, bringing a style that is all kinds of comic book cool. Readers needing a SHAZAM! fix really should check this out.

Black Lantern Green Arrow #30

Thu, February 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

Expanding on the occurrences in "Blackest Night," this issue gives us a peek into the inner workings of a Black Lantern.

Blackest Night #7

Thu, February 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

The White Lantern is revealed here. All will be well.

Amazing Spider-Man #622

Wed, February 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

Morbius and Flash Thompson offer Spider-Man a break from the deluge of foes he's faced recently. Yes, Morbius and Flash Thompson.

X-Force #24

Tue, February 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

Selene is ascending to power; She has the knife she needed and also has Warpath as her prisoner. She knows the X-Men will come to claim him, and wouldn't have it any other way.

Avengers vs. Agents of Atlas #2

Sun, February 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

Giant-Man versus Gorilla Man equals Giant-Gorilla-Man! This issue has that to offer, as well as more of Jeff Parker's wit, accompanied by Gabriel Hardman's awesome art.

Justice League of America #42

Fri, February 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Justice League of America" has slogged through "Cry for Justice" and "Blackest Night," but it seems like it needs a crisis to find its own identity.

Supergirl #50

Thu, February 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

This edition of "Supergirl" hits its fiftieth issue with appearances from the Insect Queen and Gangbuster. Jamal Igle draws some really nice pictures to match Sterling Gates' solid story.

Black Widow: Deadly Origin #4

Thu, February 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Marvel's overpriced adventures of Natasha Romanova conclude here, light on the surprises. After all, there's an ongoing "Black Widow" series coming up, doncha know?

Green Lantern #51

Wed, February 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night" continues to erupt across the DCU as the Color Guard turns their collective power against the Spectre.

Titans #22

Mon, February 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

This issue's cover promises the end of an era, and I, for one, say, "Thank you!"

X-Men Forever #17

Mon, February 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

Oh, no! Rogue took Nightcrawler's powers and appearance! Now Nightcrawler looks human! Mystique is here too!

Hit-Monkey #1

Mon, February 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

Evidently it is not above or below monkeys to feel a need for vengeance. Of course, this is the Marvel universe.

Spider-Man and the Secret Wars #3

Sun, February 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

Spider-Man's all ages romp through the activities of "Secret Wars" continues here, with 100% more black costume!

Booster Gold #29

Sun, February 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

Booster Gold is trying to maintain the course of history to keep Coast City on its path towards destruction. No, this isn't a "Blackest Night" tie-in, it's more of a "Death of Superman" story. Sort of. In a very time-travel-c

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