Doug Zawisza

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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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.”

Teen Titans #88

Thu, October 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

“We are out on the front lines. We need a team that is battle-tested and up to the task.”

Superman: Earth One

Wed, October 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I’m here. May as well see if he’s right. What do you have to lose?”

Power Girl #17

Sun, October 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

“He can jump. Do your scans show that? All kinds of jump-i-ness."

Legion of Super-Heroes #6

Sat, October 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

“Waste of time. . . dunno why Cosmic Boy likes having us show up for monitor duty.”

Ragman: Suit of Souls #1

Fri, October 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

“I’m just the latest. My father was Ragman before me.”

Ghostbusters: What in Samhain Just Happened?!

Fri, October 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

“The house is haunted and you’ve got guests?!”

Chaos War #2

Fri, October 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

“Wow. You really are Supergod.”

Brightest Day #12

Wed, October 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I will bring Mars back my way not your way!”

DCU Halloween Special 2010 #1

Wed, October 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

DC’s annual Halloween special offers some treats and some tricks. There’s also some nice art and some interesting character match-ups.

Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Batgirl #1

Mon, October 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

In what shapes up to be an eventful week for Bruce Wayne, the rest of the Bat-family gets a chance to shine.

Turok, Son of Stone #1

Mon, October 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Native Americans and dinosaurs: isn’t this why comic books were invented?

Soldier Zero #1

Sun, October 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Stan Lee’s BOOM!iverse starts here with more of a “pop” than a “BOOM!”

Titans #28

Sun, October 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Best way for DC to sell a comic? Batman on the cover. Batman’s not available? Use some of his villains.

Tiny Titans/Little Archie #1

Wed, October 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

Aw yeah, Riverdale!

Untold Tales of Blackest Night #1

Wed, October 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

Because you, the reader demanded more “Blackest Night,” here’s more “Blackest Night.” Or maybe DC just figured out we’d buy more “Blackest Night.”

Hawkeye & Mockingbird #5

Tue, October 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

It all blows up here as Hawkeye and Mockingbird literally try to exorcise the curse of the Phantom Rider from their relationship.

JSA All-Stars #11

Mon, October 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

The final installment of the JSA second feature wraps up here as does the four part feature tale.