Doug Zawisza

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 (which started off as 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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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

Muppet King Arthur #1

Thu, February 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

The Muppets have long depended upon new interpretations of old stories, and this is no different. There are logical "casting" choices, as well as illogical ones, but that's the specialty of the Muppets

Tails of the Pet Avengers #1

Wed, February 10th, 2010 | Category: Review

While Super Hero Squad may be getting attention and acclaim, Marvel's true all-ages gem gets another shot on the comic racks. "Super Hero Squad" doesn't have Frog-Thor, does it?

Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods #1

Tue, February 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

Sonja fighting another female sword wielder. What more could you want in a "Red Sonja" comic?

Red Robin #9

Sun, February 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

Red Robin – Tim Drake – returns to Gotham City and finds Killer Moth waiting for him as a nice welcome mat.

Disney's Hero Squad #1

Fri, February 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

The heroes of "Walt Disney Comics and Stories" spring from the pages of that series into their very own new series from BOOM! Kids.

Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #3

Thu, February 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night: Wonder Woman" #3 begins the wrap up of the "Blackest Night" tie-in miniseries. In other words, this is more "expanded story" than you'd get on the newly deputized Star Sapphire – Wonder Woman.

Red Tornado #6

Thu, February 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

The most recent attempt to put the spotlight on Red Tornado comes to a close –- a merciful close that left me hoping for more Red Tornado soon. The character deserves better.

Ultimate X #1

Tue, February 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Older comic fans will come running at the sight of Arthur Adams' name on the cover. Heck, I could be listed as writer and comic fans would still buy it just for the Arthur Adams drawings.

Invincible Iron Man #23

Tue, February 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Tony Stark does a great job trying to convince himself (and us) that he is Iron Man. Unfortunately, he never dons the armor in this issue. That doesn't mean this is a lost cause though.

Fantastic Four #575

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

Marvel's house ads for this issue show an image of a decomposing Galactus. That's in here, but not in the way you think. Or maybe it is exactly the way you think. At any rate, Mole Man makes an appearance too.

The Atom and Hawkman #46

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night" has resurrected another title from the cancellation pile. This issue is about as close to "Blackest Night" #6 1/2 as we're going to get and it leads straight into February's "Blackest Night" #7.

Justice League: Cry for Justice #6

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

After the tizzy created by last issue's dismemberment, this issue promises to be quite the treat for those readers that have been anxiously awaiting the big reveal.

Chew #8

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

Determined to decide if "Chew" is really as fun (fun?!?) as he's heard and read, Doug samples (ha! Get it?) the most recent issue. Mmmm. Not bad. Funny aftertaste, but not bad. . .

Ultimate Enemy #1

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

Marvel's solicits threaten us with the revelation of the "face of true evil in the Ultimate Universe," but we never see the face in this issue. We do, however, see some great Rafa Sandoval art.

Avengers: The Initiative #32

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Siege" is under way and the Initiative -- with Taskmaster leading the charge -- is right there in the thick of the invasion of Asgard. Bad things happen.

Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural #4

Sun, January 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

In seeking to upend the nefarious plot of Nightmare, Doctor Voodoo reaches deep into his past to find his true power.