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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Twilight Guardian #1

Sun, January 30th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Wonder if I should take the binoculars. Some of the officers around here have seen me as Twilight Guardian. If they talked to me in my civilian ID, would they recognize me?”

Green Arrow #8

Sat, January 29th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Protect the forest? It grew up out of nothing. It’s an electronic dead zone – no instruments or scanning or even satellite imagery is working. And it’s growing. If you ask me, it’s not the forest that needs protecting.”

Chaos War: X-Men #2

Sat, January 29th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I am Proudstar, son of the people you call the Apache. My soul is bound to the most honored, most fierce of our spirits – the Thunderbird!”

Wonder Woman #606

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

“You’re right there, Princess. I owe you an equal share in this kill. After all, your carelessness led directly to her demise.”

Magneto #1

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

“You know me well enough to expect me to use my mutant gifts to save you and your timid and ungrateful friends and neighbors. . .”

Action Comics #897

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Lex, this is all I’m going to tell you – soon, unless you make the wrong choice, you will crack the biggest joke of all time.”

Incredible Hulk #621

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

“If I could, I would help you today in all the ways you ask, but know this Bruce Banner. When I grasped that power, I was guided by the wisdom beyond all our ken. And if you weren’t healed then perhaps that is as it should be.”

Chaos War #5

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Sequence and distance are compressing to infinite/eternal meaninglessness around a single point which even the non-physicists in the room must realize is the bazillion foot tall glowing bearded guy in the skirt.”

Detective Comics #873

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Review

“What I see is a common criminal. A dirty old man who sells pieces of dusty junk to rich people with too much time on their hands.”

Justice League of America #53

Sat, January 22nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“And bravo to you, my friends, I’m so relieved and so very proud of you all. Ladies, gentlemen, I give you the Justice League of America!”

Jurassic Park: The Devils in the Desert #1

Sat, January 22nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Something dragged itself away from the crash! But what the hell leaves that kind of trail?”

Avengers Academy #8

Wed, January 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“In the Avengers, they train you for everything. How to perform a field tracheotomy. How to resist mind control. How to disarm a bomb. But some things no one can prepare you for.”

Young Justice #0

Wed, January 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Not used to sleeping in a bed. Your closet reminded me of my Cadmus pod. Except for the funny smells. . .”

Brightest Day #18

Wed, January 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“When the Black Lantern charged to 100% Nekron was teleported to Earth. What happens when the White Ring - -”

Wolverine #5

Wed, January 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“That’s right you sacks of crap, bow to the new big cheese! Now let’s talk about how I get outta here!”

R.E.B.E.L.S. #24

Mon, January 17th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Adam Strange assures me things are going well, but I sometimes think he views the universe through rose-colored glasses.”

Birds of Prey #8

Sun, January 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Batman? Ah. Been a while since he’s pulled that on me. I’m beginning to wonder if he just doesn’t know how to say goodbye.”

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #6

Thu, January 13th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Why the hell did that message you puked up from Atrocitus mention Ganthet?!? How’s he involved in all this, Poozer?!?”

Booster Gold #40

Thu, January 13th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Just once I’d like to go to Sundollar and get one lousy cup of coffee without running into yet another super-nutjob out to rule the world.”

Titans #31

Wed, January 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

“All that’s happened since I was reborn has brought me to this moment. This is what I was meant to do. These men are merely victims of fate.”