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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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.

The Complete Alice in Wonderland #1

Thu, December 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Curiouser and curiouser," as Dynamite continues to explore the stories from other media that many a modern comic book reader grew up with. In this case, "Alice in Wonderland."

Green Lantern Corps #43

Thu, December 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

To celebrate Christmas, Guy Gardner puts on a red ring, so he can decorate Oa in green and red. Or maybe this has something to do with "Blackest Night."

Ms. Marvel #48

Wed, December 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

A message is being sent for Ms. Marvel. Someone is killing innocent people in Captain Mar-vell's name just to draw Ms. Marvel's attention. The cover image and our preview kinda spoil it for you.

Mighty Avengers #32

Wed, December 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Mighty/Dark" starts here, and it's an Avengers tale from top to bottom, stem to stern. This is what "Mighty Avengers" fans have been waiting for.

Incorruptible #1

Tue, December 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

Mark Waid has spun an exciting tale in the pages of "Irredeemable" by telling the story of a hero gone horrible. What happens when a villain tries to make things right? Waid knows and he wants to share.

The Return of King Doug

Mon, December 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

From the magical kingdom of Valdonia to the Poconos, "The Return of King Doug" features the adventures of a young boy and his revisiting those adventurous realms years later.

Secret Six #16

Mon, December 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

Black Alice is looking for a pack to run with, and it seems as though the Secret Six might be that pack, regardless of whether they want her around.

Doom Patrol #5

Fri, December 11th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night" continues here with the "resurrected" Doom Patrollers raising hell on Oolong Island. In the backup tale, the Metal Men take on artificially intelligent mannequins, the Clique.

Batgirl #5

Thu, December 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

The Batman corner of the DC Universe gets kinda cozy and more than a little bit awkward in this issue as Batman and Robin -- Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne -- cross paths with the new Batgirl.

Web of Spider-Man #3

Wed, December 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Web of Spider-Man" continues to investigate the past of some of fan-favorite foes of Spider-Man. This issue focuses on the Rhino.

War Machine #12

Wed, December 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

Just in time for the appearance of War Machine in the next Iron Man movie, this series ends. That doesn't necessarily mean the adventures of James Rhodes stop though.

Toy Story #0

Tue, December 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

BOOM Kids! continues to add new ongoing titles to their lienup. This time, it's the return of Woody and Buzz. This issue features a different kind of return altogether. Where toys are involved, "return" is a word they don't want to hea