Doug Zawisza

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 (which started off as 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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Booster Gold #25

Sat, October 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

Booster shares a moment with Batman and Blue Beetle tries to keep Black Beetle from sharing anything -- including air!

R.E.B.E.L.S. #9

Thu, October 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

R.E.B.E.L.S. continues to feature the adventures of Vril Dox and his crew as they attempt to thwart the machinations of Starro the Conqueror. In this issue, Adam Strange and Captain Comet join the fray.

Green Lantern Corps #41

Wed, October 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

As things get worse for the Green Lantern Corps, this title just keeps getting better. Most of the fan favorite GLs have a chance to shine in this issue.

Jon Sable Freelance: Ashes of Eden #1

Tue, October 13th, 2009 | Category: Review

Jon Sable makes his return to comics. The world has changed quite a bit in the interim, but Sable remains recognizable to his fans.

Captain America Theater of War: Operation: Ghosts of My Country #1

Sat, October 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

Another "Captain America: Theater of War" story, this one features very little of Captain America himself, and chooses to focus on his spirit and influence.

R.E.B.E.L.S. Annual: Starro the Conqueror #1

Fri, October 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

When Grant Morrison wrote "JLA," Starro was one of the first characters he pitched across his League. In doing so, Morrison elevated the character of Starro. Bedard builds upon that elevation and delivers a great read.

Justice League: Cry for Justice #4

Fri, October 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Cry for Justice" continues on, with less crying, but the same amount of unnecessary torture, infighting, and grumpiness. Jay Garrick and the Shade appear to make things a little more interesting.

Dark Reign: The List – Secret Warriors #1

Thu, October 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

We continue to see more of Norman Osborn's list in action. In this instance, one of the items on Osborn's list comes to him.

X-Men Vs. Agents of Atlas #1

Wed, October 7th, 2009 | Category: Review

While making Utopia more hospitable, the X-Men come into conflict with the Agents of Atlas, who have invaded the X-Men's former base of operations hoping to use Cerebra.

Teen Titans #75

Thu, October 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

DC has decided the seventy-fifth issue of "Teen Titans" needs to be celebrated. Well, sort of. Beast Boy returns to this team, and another former "Teen Titan" also winds up back at the tower.

Wonder Woman #36

Wed, September 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

A warrior without a country, Wonder Woman's path takes her back into conflict with Achilles. This issue also features a breakup, an uneasy alliance, and the start of a new storyline.

Muppet Peter Pan #1

Tue, September 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

Sam the Eagle is on hand to try and save the story from being outsourced and quickly shames the "narrator" into being quiet. Yes, this is Muppets-type entertainment from the start.

Mickey Mouse and Friends #296

Tue, September 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

BOOM! Kids continues to offer the Disney-related comic book goodness! Picking up where Gemstone left off, this issue features a full-length tale of Mickey Mouse.

Justice League of America #37

Sun, September 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

This issue is the last issue before the much-anticipated creative team of James Robinson and Mark Bagley climb aboard, but that's not the entire story. The JLA (sort of) appears here too.

Avengers: The Initiative #28

Sun, September 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

While the "Dark Reign" banner doesn't fly on the cover of this title, Norman Osborn makes an appearance and presses his influence into Camp HAMMER, the training grounds of the Initiative.

Ms. Marvel #45

Sun, September 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

It appears as though one way or another, Karla Sofen's time in the Ms. Marvel tights is coming to an end. Who is going to end it and how is where the fun comes in.

Superman: Blackest Night #2

Sun, September 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

Superman and Superboy keep trying to punch Black Lantern Earth-2 Superman into submission, but punching doesn't work so well against the Black Lanterns. The Earth-2 Superman is not the only Black Lantern they have to worry about, either.

Superman: Secret Origin #1

Wed, September 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank offer a fresh new take on an old story. What's that? You've seen fresh new takes on Superman before? Well, this one is also a good read too.

Underground #1

Tue, September 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Steve Lieber and Jeff Parker join forces to tell the tale of Wesley Fischer, a park ranger determined to preserve the integrity of Stillwater Cave.

Athena #1

Sun, September 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

When you're able to get help from the Greek god Hephaestus, you're bound to score some pretty sweet battle gear, so of course your adventures will be captured in comic book form.