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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Freedom Fighters #7

Thu, March 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“I’ve been doing this longer than most of you, and what Condor says is right. I’ve fought against Mordru, Obsidian, and Eclipso, just to name a few, and magic is a real pain in the ass.”

Giant-Size Atom #1

Thu, March 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“People could never understand why Hawkman and I became such great friends. On the surface we couldn’t be more different. He’s brash, loud, and aggressive. A force of nature. I’m more. . . let’s say. . . cerebral.”

Wolverine/ Hercules: Myths, Monsters & Mutants #1

Wed, March 2nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Regardless, me and you – the Canadian Wildman and the Greek god – drinkin’ buddies since then. Some pair we make, huh?”

Brightest Day #21

Wed, March 2nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“God, I . . . I think I’m standing in the ashes of my best friend. First Firestorm implodes aboard the Justice League satellite. Then I find Carter and Shiera vaporized.”

Chew #17

Wed, March 2nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Jesus Christ. You food weirdoes keep getting weirder. What the hell is this kid anyway?"

Justice Society of America #48

Mon, February 28th, 2011 | Category: Review

“You mean apart from the fact that I killed the mayor, killed Lightning, took Dr. Fate (arguably your heaviest hitter, by the by) out of play and freed your friend Scythe, who’s probably giving the Flash a Green Lantern broken neck special a

Power Girl #21

Fri, February 25th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Max Lord! Dick, he stole the OMAC Project, he killed tens of thousands that time, he just framed Captain Atom in Magog’s murder and killed nearly another 900 civilians in Chicago! He killed Ted Kord.”

Teen Titans #92

Thu, February 24th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Wish I could do the same. Still refuse to call him by your name. I don’t care what costume you or him wears. As far as I’m concerned, you’re my Robin. Always will be.”

Green Arrow #9

Thu, February 24th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Phantom Stranger. And you just saw what he does best – swoop in with some vague mumbo jumbo then disappear to let us all ponder its meaning. As if we didn’t have better things to do with our time.”

Amazing Spider-Man #655

Wed, February 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“I used to build Spider-Slayers. That makes me a super villain. And super villains always come back.”

American Vampire #12

Wed, February 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Thank you? I’m about to tear your head off, Kitty.”

Godland #34

Wed, February 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Concentrate on thoughts of Earth. Together we shall make the cosmic leap – across oblivion. . .”

Hulk #30

Sat, February 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Ho now. I wonder how this will change things. I mean he’s not coming to destroy you, I’m sure he doesn’t know (nor care) about a Red Hulk.”

Doom Patrol #19

Sat, February 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Aww fer th’ luvva. . . since when do we got a #@*#in’ volcano?”

Young Justice #1

Sat, February 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“A crisis brought them together? I guess it’s kind of like how we came together?”

Justice League of America #54

Sat, February 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“And now this time, today, you were caught unawares by our transformation. As was I, I confess. But I do so believe in opening the door when I hear the knock of opportunity.”

Brightest Day #20

Wed, February 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Each one of us is caught between two worlds. Each one of us knows how hard it is to face that alone. Which is why we never will be. Never again.”

Green Lantern #62

Wed, February 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

“My name is Hal Jordan. I’m an officer in the Green Lantern Corps. Space sector 2814. That little guy over there? That’s Krona. He’s tougher than he looks.”

Hawkeye: Blindspot #1

Wed, February 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

“So Doctor Thor whammys me with a rainbow punch of Norse magic and Tony, you zap whatever it is causing it and Steve clears me for active duty. That’s the plan, right?”

Birds of Prey #9

Sat, February 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Hey, Batman? Little advice . . . get your damn scalloped gloves off me. HAWK!”