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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Black Widow: Deadly Origin #4

Thu, February 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Marvel's overpriced adventures of Natasha Romanova conclude here, light on the surprises. After all, there's an ongoing "Black Widow" series coming up, doncha know?

Green Lantern #51

Wed, February 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night" continues to erupt across the DCU as the Color Guard turns their collective power against the Spectre.

Titans #22

Mon, February 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

This issue's cover promises the end of an era, and I, for one, say, "Thank you!"

X-Men Forever #17

Mon, February 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

Oh, no! Rogue took Nightcrawler's powers and appearance! Now Nightcrawler looks human! Mystique is here too!

Hit-Monkey #1

Mon, February 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

Evidently it is not above or below monkeys to feel a need for vengeance. Of course, this is the Marvel universe.

Spider-Man and the Secret Wars #3

Sun, February 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

Spider-Man's all ages romp through the activities of "Secret Wars" continues here, with 100% more black costume!

Booster Gold #29

Sun, February 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

Booster Gold is trying to maintain the course of history to keep Coast City on its path towards destruction. No, this isn't a "Blackest Night" tie-in, it's more of a "Death of Superman" story. Sort of. In a very time-travel-c

Muppet King Arthur #1

Thu, February 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

The Muppets have long depended upon new interpretations of old stories, and this is no different. There are logical "casting" choices, as well as illogical ones, but that's the specialty of the Muppets

Tails of the Pet Avengers #1

Wed, February 10th, 2010 | Category: Review

While Super Hero Squad may be getting attention and acclaim, Marvel's true all-ages gem gets another shot on the comic racks. "Super Hero Squad" doesn't have Frog-Thor, does it?

Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods #1

Tue, February 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

Sonja fighting another female sword wielder. What more could you want in a "Red Sonja" comic?

Red Robin #9

Sun, February 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

Red Robin – Tim Drake – returns to Gotham City and finds Killer Moth waiting for him as a nice welcome mat.

Disney's Hero Squad #1

Fri, February 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

The heroes of "Walt Disney Comics and Stories" spring from the pages of that series into their very own new series from BOOM! Kids.

Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #3

Thu, February 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night: Wonder Woman" #3 begins the wrap up of the "Blackest Night" tie-in miniseries. In other words, this is more "expanded story" than you'd get on the newly deputized Star Sapphire – Wonder Woman.

Red Tornado #6

Thu, February 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

The most recent attempt to put the spotlight on Red Tornado comes to a close –- a merciful close that left me hoping for more Red Tornado soon. The character deserves better.

Ultimate X #1

Tue, February 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Older comic fans will come running at the sight of Arthur Adams' name on the cover. Heck, I could be listed as writer and comic fans would still buy it just for the Arthur Adams drawings.

Invincible Iron Man #23

Tue, February 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Tony Stark does a great job trying to convince himself (and us) that he is Iron Man. Unfortunately, he never dons the armor in this issue. That doesn't mean this is a lost cause though.

Fantastic Four #575

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

Marvel's house ads for this issue show an image of a decomposing Galactus. That's in here, but not in the way you think. Or maybe it is exactly the way you think. At any rate, Mole Man makes an appearance too.

The Atom and Hawkman #46

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night" has resurrected another title from the cancellation pile. This issue is about as close to "Blackest Night" #6 1/2 as we're going to get and it leads straight into February's "Blackest Night" #7.

Justice League: Cry for Justice #6

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

After the tizzy created by last issue's dismemberment, this issue promises to be quite the treat for those readers that have been anxiously awaiting the big reveal.

Chew #8

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

Determined to decide if "Chew" is really as fun (fun?!?) as he's heard and read, Doug samples (ha! Get it?) the most recent issue. Mmmm. Not bad. Funny aftertaste, but not bad. . .

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