Doug Zawisza

Reviewer
Livonia, MI
Plattsburgh, NY
Jul 7

My appreciation of the four-color world of comics started one Saturday morning when my mom returned from a grocery store trip with a coverless issue of some Spider-Man adventure. This was just the right time to hit me with a comic as "Super Friends" had just ended and the television was turned off for the morning. I'm not sure what the Spider-Man issue was, as I was too naive to check the indicia and the issue has since disappeared in one of my many moves, but Spider-Man made an impression on me and comics made an impression on my wallet. Comics have been a mainstay of my public display of support of capitalism ever since.

Writing for CBR isn't my first journalistic gig within the world of comics. I've also written for Comicbloc.com (which started off as GeoffJohns.com) where my first ever interview was with George Perez! I've also written and designed the "Hawkman Companion" for TwoMorrows and have some other ideas for other writing projects at some point in the future. Some of those ideas might involve gorillas, or they might not. Most of those ideas certainly don't involve platypi. Thanks, Perry.

At my day job, I'm an Instructional Designer, developing training materials and curriculum for those who need them, even if they don't realize they do. I have a ridiculously supportive, amazingly talented and beautiful wife and I am lucky enough to be the father of three incredibly talented and awesomely amazing young ladies who each appreciate comics in their own way. In my spare time, when I'm not being a dad, coaching soccer, mowing the lawn (or shoveling the snow), reading and reviewing comics, driving to or from work and actually doing work, I sleep.

FIRST COMIC: An unspecificed coverless Spider-Man issue, but I have reason to believe it to be "Marvel Team-Up" #58. The first one I spent my hard-earned, fifty-cent allowance on was "Justice League of America" #192.

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Firestorm, Hawkman, Benjamin J. Grimm, Cliff Steele

Articles By Doug Zawisza

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Incredible Hercules #138

Tue, November 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

"MAMATHOOOOOM!" With some of the best onomatopoeia in comics today, the thunder rolls across the heavenly pages of "Incredible Hercules".

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #17

Sat, November 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

Keeping in step with Marvel's re-branding of their Marvel Adventures line, "Marvel Adventures Super Heroes" gets a new direction and purpose.

JSA vs. Kobra #6

Sat, November 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

The chess match between Kobra and the JSA comes to close in this issue, but their interwoven story doesn't end here.

Strange #1

Wed, November 11th, 2009 | Category: Review

The cover says it all, "The Doctor is out!" Indeed. No longer flaunting his pedigree, Stephen Strange finds a new adventure in this limited series by Mark Waid and Emma Rios.

Wall-E #0

Tue, November 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

The comic boook equivalent of a a silent movie, WALL-E is BOOM!'s latest Disney/Pixar property to make the transition to the printed page.

Black Widow: Deadly Origin #1

Tue, November 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

Marvel gives the adoring public a chance to catch up with the Black Widow as the character is poised to ascend to the silver screen in the highly anticipated "Iron Man" sequel. This book might have been better served as a complete recapture of t

Deathlok #1

Tue, November 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

Marvel tries to restart the Deathlok franchise again, only this time with more background -- or is it with more decompression? "Kill them all and let God sort them out." Ugh.

Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural #2

Tue, November 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

Following a confrontation with Doctor Doom, Jericho Drumm, i.e. Doctor Voodoo, Earth's Sorcerer Supreme, has to figure out where he is and how he can return to Earth.

Assault on New Olympus #1

Sun, November 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

Marvel's other big story begins right here. While "Dark Reign" thunders on, a story with great characters and lasting repercussions is brewing right here. All that plus a full day's supply of "Agents of Atlas."

The Last Days of Animal Man #6

Sun, November 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

Buddy Baker's crimefighting career ends in this issue. Of course, this story is set in the not-so-distant future.

Detective Comics #858

Fri, October 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

As though I needed to develop a man-crush on a comic book artist. This issue is crush-inducing, so read at your own risk.

World's Finest #1

Thu, October 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

The DC Universe has frequently embraced the concept of legacy, frequently using old names in new ways to keep a brand alive or to spawn new ideas. "World's Finest" returns from the idea bin with a fresh team-up and a load of fun.

Blackest Night: Titans #3

Thu, October 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night: Titans" ends here with a revelation of how to attack the Black Lanterns and a resolution that promises to bring many of these Titans to the main action.

Dark Reign: The List – Punisher #1

Thu, October 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

After surviving an assassination attempt perpetrated by Frank Castle, Norman Osborn decides to return the favor in his own special way.

The Incredible Hercules #137

Tue, October 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

This issue of "Incredible Hercules" follows the continuing journey of Amadeus Cho. The decisions he makes here will play out in these pages for a long time to come.

DCU Halloween Special 2009 #1

Tue, October 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

Continuing a DCU tradition, this issue features a bunch of fan favorite characters celebrating the Halloween season. The efforts put forth for the stories contained in this issue -- as well as the results -- are mixed.

Justice League of America #38

Wed, October 21st, 2009 | Category: Review

James Robinson and Mark Bagley begin their much anticipated run on "Justice League of America" in this issue, which also straightens out some timing concerns fans may have had about the books that are currently hitting the shelves every month.

Superman: Blackest Night #3

Wed, October 21st, 2009 | Category: Review

This sidebar of the "Blackest Night" saga wraps with the heroes being heroic and evil slinking off into the shadows. Of course it also points back to the main "Blackest Night" title.

The Stuff of Legend #2

Tue, October 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Stuff of Legend" continues as the boy's toys follow their quest deeper into the Dark, realm of the Boogeyman.

Invincible Iron Man #19

Tue, October 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

Norman Osborn has made it his own personal mission to find Tony Stark. He does just that this issue.

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