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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Aliens Vs. Predator: Three World War #1

Sun, January 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

After making it to the silver screen, the matchup between the Aliens and the Predators seems lackluster as a comic book concept, but this series looks to add a new dynamic to that rivalry.

The Power of SHAZAM! #48

Thu, January 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

Cover dated eleven years after "The Power of SHAZAM!" #47, and priced a mere 49¢ more than "The Power of SHAZAM!" #47, "Power of SHAZAM!" comes back among the rest of the Black Lantern titles rising from the ranks of the can

Action Comics #885

Thu, January 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Action Comics" continues to be a 100% Superman-free read for all those comic book fans with Superman allergies. All the same, the title does live up to its name with this issue, in both the main story and the backup.

Titans #21

Wed, January 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Titans" proceeds apace, marking time between one big event and the next. In this issue, J.T. Krul gives some more insight into the slow motion splintering of one of DC's oldest teams.

Lola: A Ghost Story

Wed, January 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Lola: A Ghost Story" is a story about a young man who can see ghosts and other supernatural beings.

Amazing Spider-Man #617

Wed, January 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

Dateless and working on New Year's Eve, Pete is victim to the old Parker luck again. Add in a new robo-Rhino and Pete's luck changes for the worse.

Doom Patrol #6

Fri, January 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

Following the "Blackest Night" issues is no easy task, so Giffen, Clark, and crew decide to reflect on what was. This isn't your standard navel-gazing though. It's navel-gazing, "Doom Patrol" style.

Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #2

Thu, January 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

So what exactly happened to Mera's nose during her fight with Wonder Woman in "Blackest Night" #6? The answer, my friends, is right here.

Marvel Boy: The Uranian #1

Thu, January 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

While "Siege" may be an event book "seven years in the making," this series is sixty years in the making. Sort of.

Proof #25

Thu, January 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

Rumors of the demise of "Proof" have been greatly exaggerated. This issue is a start to a new storyline, one that leads to "Season Two" of this title.

Suicide Squad #67

Thu, January 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Suicide Squad" of Earth. Rise. This title is just one of many coming back from the dead this month as part of the grander "Blackest Night" tale.

Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds

Mon, January 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

Any fan of the Legion of Super-Heroes, George Pérez, Geoff Johns, or even Superboy Prime (you may have problems if you fall into that category) will want to look into this book.

Siege #1

Mon, January 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

Marvel christens in the New Year for comics with "an event seven years in the making!" Is it an event worthy of such ballyhoo? Read on.

Blackest Night #6

Wed, December 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night" breaks the silence of the "skip week" in full color brilliance as the Black Lanterns set their sights on Earth.

Wonder Woman #39

Sun, December 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

The "Warkiller" storyline ends here, as one god plays out his hand and another reveals that he has more than a few tricks left up his sleeve. Poor Diana.

Battlefields: Happy Valley #1

Fri, December 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

The latest installment of Ennis' series focuses on the colorful crew of a Vickers Wellington bomber -–also dubbed "the Wimpy" after Popeye's friend, J. Wellington Wimpy.

New Avengers #60

Fri, December 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

Luke Cage has a problem, and Brian Michael Bendis throws virtually every hero in the Marvel Universe at the problem, which makes for an offbeat, engaging issue to read.

Blackest Night: JSA #1

Wed, December 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

: "Blackest Night: JSA" continues to expand the saga of "Blackest Night" throughout the DC Universe. This series makes way too much sense, given how many potential Black Lanterns are in some way connected to the JSA.

Avengers: The Initiative #31

Tue, December 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Set up as a tie-in to the "Siege: The Cabal" this issue throws the spotlight on Taskmaster. Of course, with "The Initiative" once the spotlight is on one character, others find the footlights.

The Brave and the Bold #30

Sat, December 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

Straczynski is living out the dreams of many a fanboy in his time on "B&B," as he connects random characters. Saiz takes it from there and the duo delivers a book that is consistently enjoyable.