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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Birds of Prey #7

Sun, December 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I’m going to be relying on you. All of you. Including Helena. All of you. But it won’t work without Oracle.”

Avengers Academy #7

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Remember when I went by ‘Dr. Pym,’ in the West Coast Avengers? Trying to deny I was a super hero while on a team of them. That’s pretty much a microcosm of my life, isn’t it?”

John Byrne’s Next Men #1

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

“That does it! I don’t know what’s going on around here. . . but I do know one thing! None of this can be real!”

Brightest Day #16

Wed, December 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I’ll explain everything in detail later. Mera will. Right now, it’s time to claim your birthright.”

Lady Mechanika #1

Mon, December 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

“The Lady Mechanika does not care what others say about her! She is her own woman, as am I.”

Booster Gold #39

Mon, December 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

"You think our lives are some. . . comic book – where guys in costumes pound the snot out of each other and nobody gets hurt?"

Batgirl #16

Sat, December 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Apparently I murdered one of my fellow students. News to me, but I digress. . . I know for a fact that a bunch of weirdos dressed like the Grim Reaper are behind it.”

Captain America & the Korvac Saga #1

Sat, December 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

“In case Captain America saving your backsides didn’t get the message across: robotic nutjobs are fast. Kids? Not so much.”

Justice League: Generation Lost #15

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

“It’s a world of devastation where every corner of the planet is at war. Meta-humans battling each other, who battle humanity, who battle each other. He leads to this. I’m going to kill Max Lord.”

New Avengers #7

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I think Captain America’s point in having me here is that he was hoping you can disagree with someone and at the same time respect them.”

Widowmaker #1

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Do yourself a favor. When you finally get movies out here, only watch the original trilogy.”

Freedom Fighters #4

Sun, December 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

“My name is Joan Dale. My codename is Miss America. I had to assume command of the Freedom Fighters when Uncle Sam’s body was destroyed.”

Doom Patrol #17

Sun, December 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Calmly, Mr. Steele, calmly. I will have no hand in your president’s assassination.”

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #2

Fri, December 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

“You are a coward, Iron Man! Do you hear me?! A coward! You knew I would destroy you during the breakout, so you ran! And now you bring others to fight for you!”

Marineman #1

Fri, December 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

“My name is Steve Ocean. But America knows me better these days as Marineman.”

Heroes for Hire #1

Thu, December 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

“So this is way your rebooted Heroes for Hire outfit works, huh? Calling up friends in the middle of the night?”

Shadowland #5

Thu, December 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

“The darkness is within you, Matthew. And you are within the darkness. . . trapped within your own self-pity.”

Megamind #1

Wed, December 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

“Though, I will say that becoming President is entirely different than taking over and subsequently ruling the world, but that is neither here nor there, so if we could just agree to disagree on things, I’ll go on my way.”

Firebreather: Holmgang #1

Mon, November 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I’m not you, Kenny. And I don’t appreciate being your attack dog either.”

Madame Xanadu #29

Sun, November 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Any prediction is just that. . . a calculated guess as to the course of future events. We base these forecasts on the evidence that only presents itself to a seer’s notice.”