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 1711-1730 of 2511

New Mutants #15

Wed, July 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

“Sam! Sam Guthrie! You just defeated Cameron Hodge! What are you going to do next?” “I’m taking my team to Disney World!” Or maybe they’ll just go to some ranch in Texas.

Batgirl #12

Sun, July 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Batgirl, meet Proxy. Proxy, meet Batgirl. Thus ends the first year of this "Batgirl" series. This issue offers a bit of fun getting to that point.

R.E.B.E.L.S. #18

Sat, July 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Brainiac times three. That’s not going to be a good thing for innocent bystanders.

X-Men Hellbound #3

Sat, July 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Will Magik be saved? Do you really think it could happen any other way so soon after the character was brought back? Me either.

Booster Gold #34

Thu, July 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Oh, boy. . . “The cover says it all, except it doesn’t. A cool Kevin Maguire cover is a good draw for readers to pick up the book and flip through. Hopefully they stick around long enough for the fun story inside.

Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #1

Wed, July 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Doctor Solar" finds a new home with Dark Horse. There's good and bad to be found here.

Magog #11

Wed, July 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

Scott Kolins goes solo and tackles “Magog.” Is that because no one else wanted to?

Gorilla-Man #1

Wed, July 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

Gorilla-Man, Gorilla-Man, does whatever a gorilla can. Shoots a gun with his feet, hey this book is really neat! Look out! Here comes Gorilla-Man!

The Stuff of Legend Volume II: The Jungle, Part I

Tue, July 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

"The Stuff of Legend" returns. If you missed the first one, jump in, the story is fine. The art's downright amazing too.

Jonah Hex #57

Mon, July 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Jonah Hex” continues on his merry way through the Old West. In this issue, however, he gets a visit from some old friends and makes some new ones. Hex doesn’t always play well with others, though.

Brightest Day: The Atom Special #1

Sun, July 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

Never big enough to hold his own title for very long, the Atom returns in this special that kicks off his pending back-up adventures.

Darkstar and the Winter Guard #2

Sun, July 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

The continuing adventures of the Winter Guard fill this issue, as they confront former members and the return of a massive, classic Marvel Universe foe.

Amazing Spider-Man #636

Sun, July 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Grim Hunt” continues, with the Kraven pride celebrating their kill.

Hawkeye and Mockingbird #2

Sun, July 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

Hawkeye and Mockingbird continue to figure out who they are and what they need to be together.

Brightest Day #5

Thu, July 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

DC’s solicitation for this issue promises, “Deadman discovers the truth behind the formation of the White Lantern and what it means to the twelve returnees and the rest of the DC Universe.” Not so much.

Madame Xanadu #24

Mon, July 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Madame Xanadu” celebrates two years of publishing with a new story starting this issue. Enter freely and unafraid.

Batman Beyond #1

Fri, July 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Batman Beyond moves beyond the television screen with a comic that's a fun continuation, while maintaining a flavor of its own.

The Flash #3

Wed, June 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

The continuing adventures of Barry Allen rush on under the "Brightest Day" banner with some surprising revelations.

Velocity #1

Wed, June 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

Ron Marz puts on his running shoes and asks us all to join him on a jog with Carin Taylor.

Jurassic Park #1

Sun, June 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

Sometimes it's fun to revisit a franchise that's almost twenty years old. Sometimes it's just a poorly executed idea that falls flat and rings hollow. Yeah, this is the latter.