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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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?”

Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #1

Thu, June 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Fear gives Man-Thing dangerous powers. Now it’s too much fear and too much power.”

Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Kilowog #1

Wed, June 8th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Don’t mess with me – don’t mess near me – and most important of all, don’t bring Kilowog down on me.”

Fear Itself: Spider-Man #2

Wed, June 8th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Got to a stash of webbing, a new costume. New costume’s already bloody. And to top it all off, I probably have rabies now.”

Ghost Rider #0.1

Wed, June 8th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Avengers? Fantastic Four? X-Dudes? They can all kiss my bony, flammable ass.”

Hulk #34

Mon, June 6th, 2011 | Category: Review

“And now I’m stuck in a bunch of webbing in some alien planet’s stratosphere. Sure, this makes sense.”

Static Shock Special #1

Sat, June 4th, 2011 | Category: Review

“They’ll add and subtract stuff to suit their purposes. Nothing we can do about it. ”

Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint #1

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“And what are you going to do after you stop the Atlanteans? Are you going to wrestle the U.K. away from the Amazons?”

Fear Itself #3

Wed, June 1st, 2011 | Category: Review

“Think you’re the first giant girl with a hammer and no face that’s tried to kill me? Same crap. Different day, Sin.”

Flashpoint: Abin Sur – the Green Lantern #1

Wed, June 1st, 2011 | Category: Review

“Earth is a primitive planet. Why was it chosen to shelter such an essential part of the universe?”

Super Dinosaur #2

Fri, May 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I don’t know, I thought you’d like having more humans around. So you wouldn’t have to spend all your time with a big, goofy dinosaur.”

America Vampire #15

Thu, May 26th, 2011 | Category: Review

“You’ll do fine, so long as you’re not squeamish about blood. If you are, you better get over that. And fast.”

Justice Society of America #51

Thu, May 26th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I’ve watched gods walk the Earth. I refuse to believe balancing a budget is impossible.”