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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
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“You can love someone so much that you ignore serious faults. Like what you’re doing to each other. And what the other is becoming because of you.”
“Great. Alternate reality Nazis. I hate alternate reality Nazis even more than I hate pelicans.”
Time to update Captain America's origin. . .
“I’m - - I’m okay. . . just tired. And don’t call me Conner in public, genius.”
“Ralph and Sue. They’re not dead anymore. Good for them.”
“You’ve been through hell. I get that. It’s like you were dating the atom bomb and then it went off.”
“We hope to inspire people everywhere to acts of heroism and courage.”
“Consider it a gift from the wizard! He probably figured you’d try something like that, and cast a spell to prevent you from doing it to me!”
“Wasn’t aiming there. It’s like she turned into the shot at the last second.”
“We are out on the front lines. We need a team that is battle-tested and up to the task.”
“I’m here. May as well see if he’s right. What do you have to lose?”
“He can jump. Do your scans show that? All kinds of jump-i-ness."
“Waste of time. . . dunno why Cosmic Boy likes having us show up for monitor duty.”
“I’m just the latest. My father was Ragman before me.”
“The house is haunted and you’ve got guests?!”
“Wow. You really are Supergod.”
“I will bring Mars back my way not your way!”
DC’s annual Halloween special offers some treats and some tricks. There’s also some nice art and some interesting character match-ups.
In what shapes up to be an eventful week for Bruce Wayne, the rest of the Bat-family gets a chance to shine.
Native Americans and dinosaurs: isn’t this why comic books were invented?