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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Thunderbolts #160

Thu, July 7th, 2011 | Category: Review

The Juggernaut takes his hammer and hammers in the morning, hammers in the evening, and hammers all across the land.

Flashpoint #3

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Review

More of the "New 52" characters pop up this issue, while forces are joined by Batman, Cyborg, and Flash. Proofreading issues aside, it's an enjoyable issue.

Fear Itself #4

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Review

Thor returns! The Earth fears all! This fourth issue feels mostly like set-up, but it could bring about some interesting things.

Reed Gunther #2

Wed, July 6th, 2011 | Category: Review

Cowboys and bears! It's a comic book made for comic books, and fun for all.

Iron Age #1

Thu, June 30th, 2011 | Category: Review

The time travel element might make some things questionable, but Christos Gage and Rob Williams deliver an entertaining classic Avengers style tale.

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #11

Wed, June 29th, 2011 | Category: Review

This issue hit shelves out of order, but is still coherent. This is Guy Gardner at his Guy Gardner best.

FF #5

Wed, June 29th, 2011 | Category: Review

Jonathan Hickman's story gives you a strong family story with lots of Reeds causing havoc.

Detective Comics #878

Tue, June 28th, 2011 | Category: Review

This one has a big shock ending we won't be spoiling for you, but it's the culmination of Scott Snyder's sly work so far on the title. Also: Tiger Shark!

Zatanna #14

Sun, June 26th, 2011 | Category: Review

This issue feels like the least of a fill-in issue, and loses Jamal Igle's art halfway through it.

Justice League of America #58

Sun, June 26th, 2011 | Category: Review

“The way I see it we have two goals, fighting Eclipso himself and freeing everyone in Emerald City from his control.”

The Mighty Thor #3

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Your little hammer and your temper tantrums will not save you from the hunger that does not cease.”

Batman and the Outsiders #40

Wed, June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Frustrations mounted, tempers flared and friend turned on friend. The team splintered, and spiraled on a collision course, where only one could survive!”

Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for Swamp Thing #1

Wed, June 22nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Mind you, if it isn’t one crisis, it’s another. I’ve seen it before and, to be honest, it seemed like a bit of a laugh to me.”

Witch Doctor #1

Tue, June 21st, 2011 | Category: Review

“Your soul isn’t this immortal car your personality drives around – it’s your spiritual immune system! It’s what keeps magic pathogens from getting into you!”

Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths #1

Mon, June 20th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Stop it you imbecile! That’s Godzilla. You cannot hurt him with guns, but you might succeed in annoying him.”

DC Universe Online Legends #10

Sun, June 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Was fighting your crazy villains more important than saving hundreds of people? So now you pick and choose who and what to save?”

Captain America Corps #1

Thu, June 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I can barely follow his story. . . multiverse this and chronal resonances that. . .”

Flashpoint: Grodd of War #1

Wed, June 15th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Aquaman sinks half of Europe and he’s considered to be the most dangerous being on the planet. I slaughter half of Africa and most people don’t even know my name.”

Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Abin Sur #1

Wed, June 15th, 2011 | Category: Review

“The human stays to fight? When clearly so outmatched. How foolish. Typical human.”

Incredible Hulks #630

Thu, June 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

“So why’s a super villainess coming to you for help?”