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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.
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The relaunch has put a fresh face on Ollie Queen, except now he more closely resembles another famous comic book archer.
The DC relaunch all but guaranteed a new plethora of Bat-books. Week One saw 3 released, including “Batwing," which spins out of the stories from the much-ballyhooed “Batman, Inc."
Three issues into the relaunch of this title, Greg Rucka finally puts some words in the Punisher’s mouth.
Brian Smith’s creator-owned series spins out from its Free Comic Book Day beginnings to deliver “The Curse of the Buddha’s Tooth.”
There are a myriad of new comic series kicking off this week. Sure to be overlooked due to its smaller footprint, Atomic Robo’s latest adventure is waiting for you, with a well-constructed story and nicely stylized art.
DC reaches back to the 1986 relaunch of “Justice League” for some basic ingredients to add to this new “Justice League International” buffet.
This series appears to be just what the doctor ordered to help wipe out all memory of the recently completed lackluster “Brightest Day” tie-in. Scott Snyder’s story and Yanick Paquette’s art sure helps.
penultimate issue of “Fear Itself: The Deep” hurls the makeshift Defenders into the deep end of the pool, but doesn’t do much to encourage them out.
The big bad – or one of them – behind “Spider- Island” is revealed. The Jackal’s here, in all his furry, pointy-eared, green glory.
One last time, with feeling: HULK SMASH!!!! Greg Pak leaves the book on a high note, with artist Paul Pelletier.
The relaunch of the DC Universe starts with this issue. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of hype left unfulfilled.
“Lions, Tigers and Bears” is a pleasant surprise on the comic racks, a story of stuffed animals come to life with fun for all ages.
After seventeen issues, I figure that it just might be time to take a look at this “Haunt” title. It's an interesting mix of several influences, with a strong action issue.
It’s last call for the Justice Society of America. Last one out, be sure to turn the lights off.
The final week of “Flashpoint” tie-in madness gives us the final issue of “Kid Flash Lost,” and provides a glimpse into the “Flashpoint”- verse fates of Max Mercury, Jay Garrick, and Wally West.
The umpteenth relaunch of the Punisher continues to highlight the exciting aspects of the character that are story-worthy.
IDW continues to crank out the comics with the tried and true licenses from the 1980s and 1990s. This time, it’s turtle power.
Marvel is helping out their loyal Captain America fans by offering two books with the star-spangled Avenger that feature great art and good stories. This one, however, has more Bucky.
The “Star Wars” universe continues to thrive and grow, and this issue has a lot to offer fans of the “Star Wars” brand, regardless of their preference of old or new trilogies.
Up, up, and away for the girl of steel as this volume of “Supergirl” closes its final cover.