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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The Lone Ranger #25

Wed, May 11th, 2011 | Category: Review

“This country is changing, Tonto. Maybe for the better. . . maybe for the worse. I think we might have a hand in deciding which it is.”

Flashpoint #1

Wed, May 11th, 2011 | Category: Review

There’s a shoot-out between our ‘hero’ and the Pied Piper outside the Captain Cold museum.

Freedom Fighters #9

Sun, May 8th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Look, I’ll ask around. I’m not promising anything, but maybe you can get a reserve gig with someone.”

FCBD: Super Dinosaur: Origin Special #1

Sun, May 8th, 2011 | Category: Review

“It was my idea to call him Super Dinosaur. I thought it sounded cool. I still do. . .because it does.”

JSA All-Stars #18

Fri, May 6th, 2011 | Category: Review

“So why do you guys call if the Justice Society anyway? Do you have, like, better table manners than the Justice League?”

Doom Patrol #22

Thu, May 5th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Flash-what? They do realize we’re in the middle of the climactic- how many copies per month?”

Fear Itself #2

Wed, May 4th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Earth. . . Asgard. . . all nine of the worlds are ours to protect. No matter the threat. We are gods. We lead.”

Moon Knight #1

Wed, May 4th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Well that depends. . .what does ‘substantial migration of criminal activity’ mean exactly?”

Proof Endangered #5

Wed, May 4th, 2011 | Category: Review

“You’re gonna kill my friends, my family, and then I’m going to, what? Go away with you to. . . to wherever?”

The Flash #11

Sun, May 1st, 2011 | Category: Review

“Barry, we’re all here because we love you. And we’re all here because we’re you’re family. But you’ve been running so fast, you’ve been missing that.”

Justice Society of America #50

Thu, April 28th, 2011 | Category: Review

“And I for one see no reason why the JSA’s mission to mentor the next generation of heroes should be limited to heroes with a specific costume or familial pedigree.”

Captain America #617

Wed, April 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Forgive my boldness, but have you actually convinced yourself you won’t be carrying that shield again?”

Brightest Day #24

Wed, April 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Alec Holland died in the swamp. And his memory was absorbed into the life web of the Earth called the Green.”

Planet of the Apes #1

Wed, April 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I was there. I saw the masked man gun down the Lawgiver like he was an animal.”

Justice League of America #56

Sat, April 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Where’s Batman? Not that these guys aren’t welcome, but it’s not exactly who I was expecting.”

Skaar: King of the Savage Land #2

Sat, April 23rd, 2011 | Category: Review

“Protect the muscled green friend of Ka-Zar! Show this unnatural mechanism the warrior might of the Devil Dinosaur and his loyal brother, Moon Boy!!!”

Power Girl #23

Wed, April 20th, 2011 | Category: Review

“She’s a magician. She’s got magic everything. Dinnerware, car, washing machine, bras – magic out the wazoo.”

Green Lantern Corps #59

Wed, April 20th, 2011 | Category: Review

“I, uh. . . I thought Ganthet was dropping a hint when he said he’d placed all his hopes in me. Now I just hope I’m not totally useless.”

Super Dinosaur #1

Tue, April 19th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Sorry I’m late to this party – but good news – I brought missiles!”

Hawkeye: Blindspot #3

Mon, April 18th, 2011 | Category: Review

“With one shot, Clint Barton, the marksman known as Hawkeye, destroyed everything I'd worked for.”