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

Showing results 1583-1602 of 2506

Heroes for Hire #1

Thu, December 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

“So this is way your rebooted Heroes for Hire outfit works, huh? Calling up friends in the middle of the night?”

Shadowland #5

Thu, December 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

“The darkness is within you, Matthew. And you are within the darkness. . . trapped within your own self-pity.”

Megamind #1

Wed, December 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

“Though, I will say that becoming President is entirely different than taking over and subsequently ruling the world, but that is neither here nor there, so if we could just agree to disagree on things, I’ll go on my way.”

Firebreather: Holmgang #1

Mon, November 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I’m not you, Kenny. And I don’t appreciate being your attack dog either.”

Madame Xanadu #29

Sun, November 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Any prediction is just that. . . a calculated guess as to the course of future events. We base these forecasts on the evidence that only presents itself to a seer’s notice.”

Green Arrow #6

Sat, November 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Okay, Ollie. Enough with the pity party. Nix knows I’m distracted. And she isn’t going to pass up an advantage like that.”

Batman Beyond #6

Thu, November 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Hey, there’s no substitute for knowing you’ve saved a life. Or millions. And just because you couldn’t figure out how to balance friends, family and choices doesn’t mean I can’t. I’ll make it work.”

Chaos War: Alpha Flight #1

Wed, November 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Live or die, we do it together. As Alpha Flight!”

Amazing Spider-Man #649

Wed, November 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Ahem. Hero rule #352: never talk to the press. C’mon, Cat.”

Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1

Fri, November 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

“There is no one to defend these sleeping Avengers but us. There are no Avengers at all but us!”

Nightmaster: Monsters of Rock #1

Fri, November 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I have to save them, it’s going to be very dangerous, and there’s no place for you in this. Go home, Eddie.”

Justice League of America #51

Fri, November 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

“There is always hope. That team in there – they are the Justice League of America. They’re new to it, sure, but they aren’t new to this level of adversity.”

Spider-Girl #1

Thu, November 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I’m not just a girl. I’m Spider-Girl. And I am so late for school.”

Green Lantern Corps #54

Wed, November 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Thaal Sinestro’s pride would never allow him to ignore what I have done. It makes no difference if he loves you, hates you, or feels total indifference.”

Brightest Day #14

Wed, November 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I might not be meant to save the universe or the Earth, but I can make life better for others and for me. Why is that wrong? Why?!”

Mirror Mirror

Wed, November 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

“If that mirror was completed and in the wrong hands. . . it could mean the end of the world. The knowledge and the power of its evil magic are too strong.”

Return of the Dapper Men

Tue, November 16th, 2010 | Category: Review

“This was a land of children and machines. Neither knew who made the other and both claimed to be the first.”

Booster Gold #38

Sun, November 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Sorry Skeets. I guess there’s a little bit of General Glory in all of us.”

The All New Batman: Brave & the Bold #1

Fri, November 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Other than Robin and Alfred, Superman is my best friend. Some people are surprised by that.”

Chaos War: Thor #1

Fri, November 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Fine. The god-thing’s eyes were bright with suffering and death, spite and loathing and in that moment what it loathed more than anything was the hammer-wielding warrior who dared oppose it.”