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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Incorruptible #1

Tue, December 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

Mark Waid has spun an exciting tale in the pages of "Irredeemable" by telling the story of a hero gone horrible. What happens when a villain tries to make things right? Waid knows and he wants to share.

The Return of King Doug

Mon, December 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

From the magical kingdom of Valdonia to the Poconos, "The Return of King Doug" features the adventures of a young boy and his revisiting those adventurous realms years later.

Secret Six #16

Mon, December 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

Black Alice is looking for a pack to run with, and it seems as though the Secret Six might be that pack, regardless of whether they want her around.

Doom Patrol #5

Fri, December 11th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night" continues here with the "resurrected" Doom Patrollers raising hell on Oolong Island. In the backup tale, the Metal Men take on artificially intelligent mannequins, the Clique.

Batgirl #5

Thu, December 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

The Batman corner of the DC Universe gets kinda cozy and more than a little bit awkward in this issue as Batman and Robin -- Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne -- cross paths with the new Batgirl.

Web of Spider-Man #3

Wed, December 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Web of Spider-Man" continues to investigate the past of some of fan-favorite foes of Spider-Man. This issue focuses on the Rhino.

War Machine #12

Wed, December 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

Just in time for the appearance of War Machine in the next Iron Man movie, this series ends. That doesn't necessarily mean the adventures of James Rhodes stop though.

Toy Story #0

Tue, December 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

BOOM Kids! continues to add new ongoing titles to their lienup. This time, it's the return of Woody and Buzz. This issue features a different kind of return altogether. Where toys are involved, "return" is a word they don't want to hea

Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1

Sun, December 6th, 2009 | Category: Review

Wonder Woman's most critical decision comes back for a rematch. A Black Lantern-ring-powered rematch.

Blackest Night: Flash #1

Thu, December 3rd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night: Flash" breaks out of the starting gate with a supersonic boom, delivering a plethora of characters, a myriad of settings, and a tightly-conceived tie-in to the main "Blackest Night" series.

Iron Man Vs. Whiplash #1

Thu, December 3rd, 2009 | Category: Review

The Iron Man machine sets rolling here. This series provides some insight into the character of Whiplash. Not a must-have, by any means, but certainly a story of interest for the most rabid Iron Fans.

Thor #604

Tue, December 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

The Thunder God sets about to bring the hammer down upon Doctor Doom. Literally. The problem being Thor is not the first Asgardian to encounter Doom.

Invincible Iron Man #20

Thu, November 26th, 2009 | Category: Review

Iron Man's next big story starts here, with the first installment of "Stark: Disassembled."

Justice League of America #39

Thu, November 26th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Paco Ramone of Earth. Rise." More haunting words have not been set forth in any segment of "Blackest Night" to this point.

Green Lantern #48

Wed, November 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

Larfleeze and Atrocitus share a delicate moment, and Sinestro bears his feelings to Hal Jordan. This issue also contains a few other Lanterns and some promises made under duress.

Teen Titans #77

Wed, November 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

J. T. Krul continues his exploration of the Black Lanterns that would rise around Titans Tower.

Incredible Hercules #138

Tue, November 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

"MAMATHOOOOOM!" With some of the best onomatopoeia in comics today, the thunder rolls across the heavenly pages of "Incredible Hercules".

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #17

Sat, November 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

Keeping in step with Marvel's re-branding of their Marvel Adventures line, "Marvel Adventures Super Heroes" gets a new direction and purpose.

JSA vs. Kobra #6

Sat, November 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

The chess match between Kobra and the JSA comes to close in this issue, but their interwoven story doesn't end here.

Strange #1

Wed, November 11th, 2009 | Category: Review

The cover says it all, "The Doctor is out!" Indeed. No longer flaunting his pedigree, Stephen Strange finds a new adventure in this limited series by Mark Waid and Emma Rios.

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