Doug Zawisza

Reviewer
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 Comicbloc.com (which started off as GeoffJohns.com) 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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Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Homecoming #4

Sat, July 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

The first round of "Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson" wraps up with a werewolf brawl to end it all, except we don't quite see it all.

Power Girl #3

Thu, July 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

The first arc of "Power Girl" wraps up in a super-heroic way, complete with a knockdown, drag-out brawl, a team-up, and a threat headed our way next issue.

Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #2

Wed, July 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

So I bought a comic with a Red Lantern, a Star Sapphire, and an Orange Lantern in it. No this isn't a joke. Why do you say that?

X-Force #17

Tue, July 21st, 2009 | Category: Review

This issue wraps up the threads dangling from the previous arc with a visit from H.A.M.M.E.R., some slashing, and much exploding.

The Amazing Spider-Man #600

Tue, July 21st, 2009 | Category: Review

If you always wanted to see Hydro-Man escape via toilet, then this book is for you. Of course, the fact that this thing clocks in at 100 pages might interest you too. Oh, and Octo-hostages, but no Octo-mom.

The Incredibles: Family Matters #4

Mon, July 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

As Mr. Incredible asks in this issue, "If you can't trust your family. . . who can you trust?" The first "Incredibles" arc concludes here.

Action Comics #879

Sun, July 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

Captain Atom joins the ranks of the second features in this issue featuring another installment about the Kryptonian sleeper agents.

Titans #15

Sun, July 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

The "S" doesn't belong on the cover of this issue of "Titans," featuring a re-introduction of Tempest, the hero formerly known as Aqualad.

Mighty Avengers #27

Wed, July 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Oh my God. He Alpha Flighted 'em." That's right, true believer; some folks get Alpha Flighted in this very issue. Who? Well, that would be spoiling.

Blackest Night #1

Wed, July 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

n a week besieged with undead and creepiness, DC offers up their event of the summer. This review is relatively spoiler-free.

Creepy Comics #1

Tue, July 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Creepy" returns to the pop-culture consciousness of America this week and brings along some art by Bernie Wrightson (a pin-up) and Alex Toth (a reprint, but still darn good).

The Last Resort #1

Sat, July 11th, 2009 | Category: Review

This book features an undead attack upon a tropical vacation spot. Good times.

Green Arrow/Black Canary #22

Sat, July 11th, 2009 | Category: Review

The cover sets Green Arrow up as the second feature, essentially making this Black Canary's book.

Uncanny X-Men: First Class #1

Thu, July 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

The all-new Uncanny X-Men are here! Well, most of them. OK, so they're the old all-new X-Men. But it does include Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus, and Banshee. Wolverine, too!

War of Kings: Warriors #1

Wed, July 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

"War of Kings" continues to offer new ways for your wallet to maintain that slimmer summertime figure.

Green Lantern #43

Wed, July 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

Billed as a Prologue to "Blackest Night," this issue welcomes Doug Mahnke to the Green Lantern corner of the DC Universe, just in time for a world of creepiness.

War of Kings #5

Sun, July 5th, 2009 | Category: Review

The penultimate chapter of "War of Kings" sets up the final confrontation between the Kree and the Shi'Ar. Other stories have claimed that nothing will ever be the same; this issue delivers.

Jungle Girl: Season 2 #5

Sun, July 5th, 2009 | Category: Review

Dynamite Entertainment's second "Jungle Girl" storyline concludes, but it sure doesn't feel like it.

Green Lantern Corps #38

Wed, July 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

The "Emerald Eclipse" storyline concludes, but this issue doesn't serve to simply mark time nor does it sit as a transition issue. This is an issue for Lantern fans -- new and old -- to start taking the journey into "Blackest Night&quo

Justice League: Cry for Justice #1

Wed, July 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

The long wait for the James Robinson-penned Justice League title is over! Wait. This is the first James Robinson Justice League title. The one that got him the gig to write the other one.

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