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

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Chaos War #2

Fri, October 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

“Wow. You really are Supergod.”

Brightest Day #12

Wed, October 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

“I will bring Mars back my way not your way!”

DCU Halloween Special 2010 #1

Wed, October 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

DC’s annual Halloween special offers some treats and some tricks. There’s also some nice art and some interesting character match-ups.

Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Batgirl #1

Mon, October 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

In what shapes up to be an eventful week for Bruce Wayne, the rest of the Bat-family gets a chance to shine.

Turok, Son of Stone #1

Mon, October 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Native Americans and dinosaurs: isn’t this why comic books were invented?

Soldier Zero #1

Sun, October 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Stan Lee’s BOOM!iverse starts here with more of a “pop” than a “BOOM!”

Titans #28

Sun, October 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Best way for DC to sell a comic? Batman on the cover. Batman’s not available? Use some of his villains.

Tiny Titans/Little Archie #1

Wed, October 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

Aw yeah, Riverdale!

Untold Tales of Blackest Night #1

Wed, October 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

Because you, the reader demanded more “Blackest Night,” here’s more “Blackest Night.” Or maybe DC just figured out we’d buy more “Blackest Night.”

Hawkeye & Mockingbird #5

Tue, October 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

It all blows up here as Hawkeye and Mockingbird literally try to exorcise the curse of the Phantom Rider from their relationship.

JSA All-Stars #11

Mon, October 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

The final installment of the JSA second feature wraps up here as does the four part feature tale.

R.E.B.E.L.S. #21

Mon, October 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

The Regular Everyday Bastiches Endin’ Lantern Supremacy are here. That’s right, the acronym has been defined.

Chaos War #1

Fri, October 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

“He was the whole universe before the beginning of everything and he longs to return to that condition.” So speaks Hercules. And people listen. After they get done snickering.

Freedom Fighters #2

Fri, October 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

Renegades vs. Freedom Fighters and your ringside seat is right here.

Brightest Day #11

Thu, October 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

The cover promises the return of the Black Lanterns. The interior pages deliver.

Lone Ranger #24

Thu, October 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

Cavendish and the Lone Ranger come face-to-face (or fist-to-face) and Tonto goes home.

Time Masters: Vanishing Point #3

Mon, October 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

The Search for Batman continues its side trip through the backroads of time as only a trip directed by Time Masters could do.

Artifacts #2

Sun, October 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

This issue has almost as many variant cover options as it does interior story pages. You can’t judge a book by its cover though. This one has awesome inside.

Atlas #5

Fri, October 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

“I only have three words for this review,” I lamented to my wife as we caught up on the day’s events. “It was awesome.”

Star Wars: Blood Ties: Jango and Boba Fett #2

Wed, September 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

If you’re a fan of Star Wars, you only need to know four words to put this on your pull sheet this week: Boba Fett. Head butt.