EXCL. PREVIEW: Superman Escapes a Black Universe in "Dark Knight III" #5
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
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This issue hit shelves out of order, but is still coherent. This is Guy Gardner at his Guy Gardner best.
Jonathan Hickman's story gives you a strong family story with lots of Reeds causing havoc.
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!
This issue feels like the least of a fill-in issue, and loses Jamal Igle's art halfway through it.
“The way I see it we have two goals, fighting Eclipso himself and freeing everyone in Emerald City from his control.”
“Your little hammer and your temper tantrums will not save you from the hunger that does not cease.”
“Frustrations mounted, tempers flared and friend turned on friend. The team splintered, and spiraled on a collision course, where only one could survive!”
“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.”
“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!”
“Stop it you imbecile! That’s Godzilla. You cannot hurt him with guns, but you might succeed in annoying him.”
“Was fighting your crazy villains more important than saving hundreds of people? So now you pick and choose who and what to save?”
“I can barely follow his story. . . multiverse this and chronal resonances that. . .”
“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.”
“The human stays to fight? When clearly so outmatched. How foolish. Typical human.”
“So why’s a super villainess coming to you for help?”
“Fear gives Man-Thing dangerous powers. Now it’s too much fear and too much power.”
“Don’t mess with me – don’t mess near me – and most important of all, don’t bring Kilowog down on me.”
“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.”
“Avengers? Fantastic Four? X-Dudes? They can all kiss my bony, flammable ass.”
“And now I’m stuck in a bunch of webbing in some alien planet’s stratosphere. Sure, this makes sense.”