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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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.”

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #10

Wed, May 25th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Yeah, and if it’s a war you want, then let’s have the ass kicking start right here!”

FF #4

Wed, May 25th, 2011 | Category: Review

“One of the things they do is turn any Victor von Dooms they encounter on any world into vegetables.”

Planet of the Apes #2

Wed, May 25th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Down deep, each man believes that he is superior to you stinking animals. They ruled the planet for a million years, and they think they still own it.”

Snake Eyes #1

Sun, May 22nd, 2011 | Category: Review

“This is insane. How’d we let a guy who never says a word talk us into this?”

Amazing Spider-Man #661

Thu, May 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“This changes everything. You’re the ideal choice! These are at-risk kids, and you’ve already made virtually every mistake a young hero possibly could.”

Alpha Flight #0.1

Thu, May 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Look. You know I've had my own problems with the department. But I've chosen to change the system from within."

Power Girl #24

Thu, May 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“You’re a shaved head away from being Lex Luthor. You’re going to be watched.”

Star Wars: Jedi – The Dark Side #1

Thu, May 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Padawan, if incapable you are of this duty, Master Qui-Gon could take Orykan, and for you a new mentor we can find.”

Avengers #13

Wed, May 18th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Did you just heave in your own mask?”

Booster Gold #44

Wed, May 18th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Only Batman knows my true mission. Everyone else still sees me as the shallow, money-chasing fool they always knew. It’s like a secret identity.”

Avengers Academy #14

Wed, May 18th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Oh, no. Jocasta, can you hear me? We need backup! It’s not just Electro. . . it’s all of them. . . the Sinister Six!”

Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #1

Thu, May 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

“While the Avengers and others are focused on the bigger picture – these hammers that crash-landed all over creation – someone else needs to be there to help out with the rest.”

Batman Incorporated #6

Thu, May 12th, 2011 | Category: Review

“So where do the rumors end? Where does reality begin? Some say Batman died and came back as a kind of god.”