Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
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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It all blows up here as Hawkeye and Mockingbird literally try to exorcise the curse of the Phantom Rider from their relationship.
The final installment of the JSA second feature wraps up here as does the four part feature tale.
The Regular Everyday Bastiches Endin’ Lantern Supremacy are here. That’s right, the acronym has been defined.
“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.
Renegades vs. Freedom Fighters and your ringside seat is right here.
The cover promises the return of the Black Lanterns. The interior pages deliver.
Cavendish and the Lone Ranger come face-to-face (or fist-to-face) and Tonto goes home.
The Search for Batman continues its side trip through the backroads of time as only a trip directed by Time Masters could do.
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.
“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.”
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.
I’ve reviewed a few of the previous issues of “The Stuff of Legend,” and intend to continue to do so until you lot listen up, buy the book, and enjoy the living heck out of it.
Snake Eyes makes an appearance in this issue of “G.I. Joe Origins.” He’s vewy quiet in this issue, but there are no wabbits to be found.
Mercy Thompson makes her full-fledged debut at Dynamite Entertainment with an adaptation of Patricia Briggs’ first Mercy Thompson novel.
Good-bye! Bizarro am not here.
There’s a Batman on the cover and one inside this issue, but the mystery of Max Lord still remains unsolved.
The massive crossover with the JSA is in the rear view mirror. Must be time for some quality female bonding.
I’m about as sick of Deadpool as the next person, but any chance I get to read some more Jeff Parker-written Gorilla-Man, I’m going to take it.
“Go red right now. I’ll go green and do it again.” No, that’s not a pep talk for a college football team. It’s Bruce Banner talking to his father-in-law.
This issue continues the Zatara family reunion that started in issue #4. It also includes the requisite fight with a demon.