Doug Zawisza

Reviewer
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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Justice League: The Rise and Fall Special #1

Wed, March 10th, 2010 | Category: Review

Green Arrow's actions in "Justice League: Cry for Justice" come to light here, and the reaction is just what you'd expect. After all, there wouldn't be much of a story otherwise, right?

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed #1

Tue, March 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

This comic has everything in it that you didn't know you were missing in comics – hippos, alligators, saber-toothed tigers, and Frog Thor! That's right, the Pet Avengers are back!

Web of Spider-Man #6

Tue, March 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Web of Spider-Man" has been set up as an appetizer to the goings-on in "Amazing Spider-Man" with a side of "Spider-Girl" to cleanse the palette.

The Complete Alice in Wonderland #3

Tue, March 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

With Disney's new "Alice in Wonderland" film hitting theaters this past weekend, now's a good time to reinvestigate the classic tale told through new means. Just don't be late.

Jonah Hex #53

Sat, March 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

Legend has it that when Billy Tucci agreed to draw an issue of "Jonah Hex," he requested there be a train and a "really hot chick." This issue's got them both, with Tucci on art, and Jonah Hex on guns.

NOLA #4

Sat, March 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

The angel of death and destruction known as Nola winds her way through the final issue of this series, seeking retribution in a city deserving of it.

Underground #5

Thu, March 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

The adventure of a day comes to a close as Wesley Fischer and Seth Ridge continue their attempt to get out of the cave. No Bat- poles are going to help them with this.

Girl Comics #1

Wed, March 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

Marvel's "Girl Comics" is here, but it needs some more "oomph."

Age of the Reptiles: The Journey #3

Wed, March 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

The dinosaurs continue their trek over the river, through the woods and off to grandmother's house. OK, so maybe grandma wasn't born quite yet, but the river and woods are still in this book.

Justice League: Cry for Justice #7

Wed, March 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

"NAARGH!" So exclaims Speedy as the building she is on topples under her, much like this story toppled under the reveals of other stories being released before the finale here.

Fall of the Hulks: the Savage She-Hulks #1

Tue, March 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Jeff Parker hulks out, She-Hulk style.

Superman #697

Mon, March 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

Superboy and Mon-El talk about the absence of Superman, which, in a book titled "Superman" should be ironic. Instead it's just a decent read.

Wonder Woman #41

Sun, February 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

Power Girl guest stars in this issue as she and Wonder Woman fight "like thoughtless badgers in the sky for all to see."

Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #13

Fri, February 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Mike Norton joins Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, bringing a style that is all kinds of comic book cool. Readers needing a SHAZAM! fix really should check this out.

Black Lantern Green Arrow #30

Thu, February 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

Expanding on the occurrences in "Blackest Night," this issue gives us a peek into the inner workings of a Black Lantern.

Blackest Night #7

Thu, February 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

The White Lantern is revealed here. All will be well.

Amazing Spider-Man #622

Wed, February 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

Morbius and Flash Thompson offer Spider-Man a break from the deluge of foes he's faced recently. Yes, Morbius and Flash Thompson.

X-Force #24

Tue, February 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

Selene is ascending to power; She has the knife she needed and also has Warpath as her prisoner. She knows the X-Men will come to claim him, and wouldn't have it any other way.

Avengers vs. Agents of Atlas #2

Sun, February 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

Giant-Man versus Gorilla Man equals Giant-Gorilla-Man! This issue has that to offer, as well as more of Jeff Parker's wit, accompanied by Gabriel Hardman's awesome art.

Justice League of America #42

Fri, February 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Justice League of America" has slogged through "Cry for Justice" and "Blackest Night," but it seems like it needs a crisis to find its own identity.

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