Doug Zawisza

Livonia, MI
Plattsburgh, NY
Jul 7

My appreciation of the four-color world of comics started one Saturday morning when my mom returned from a grocery store trip with a coverless issue of some Spider-Man adventure. This was just the right time to hit me with a comic as "Super Friends" had just ended and the television was turned off for the morning. I'm not sure what the Spider-Man issue was, as I was too naive to check the indicia and the issue has since disappeared in one of my many moves, but Spider-Man made an impression on me and comics made an impression on my wallet. Comics have been a mainstay of my public display of support of capitalism ever since.

Writing for CBR isn't my first journalistic gig within the world of comics. I've also written for (which started off as where my first ever interview was with George Perez! I've also written and designed the "Hawkman Companion" for TwoMorrows and have some other ideas for other writing projects at some point in the future. Some of those ideas might involve gorillas, or they might not. Most of those ideas certainly don't involve platypi. Thanks, Perry.

At my day job, I'm an Instructional Designer, developing training materials and curriculum for those who need them, even if they don't realize they do. I have a ridiculously supportive, amazingly talented and beautiful wife and I am lucky enough to be the father of three incredibly talented and awesomely amazing young ladies who each appreciate comics in their own way. In my spare time, when I'm not being a dad, coaching soccer, mowing the lawn (or shoveling the snow), reading and reviewing comics, driving to or from work and actually doing work, I sleep.

FIRST COMIC: An unspecificed coverless Spider-Man issue, but I have reason to believe it to be "Marvel Team-Up" #58. The first one I spent my hard-earned, fifty-cent allowance on was "Justice League of America" #192.

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Firestorm, Hawkman, Benjamin J. Grimm, Cliff Steele

Articles By Doug Zawisza

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Amber Atoms #1

Mon, March 2nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Image drops another new series on us, with the sci-fi infused, self-proclaimed space opera "Amber Atoms." When you tag something "space opera," the bar is set pretty high.

She-Hulk #38

Sun, March 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

She-Hulk's title makes another curtain call, bringing her total cancelled titles somewhere into "Aquaman"-like numbers.

Elephantmen #16

Sun, March 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

Seemingly a decent jumping on point for new readers, "Elephantmen" #16 caught the attention of one reviewer.

Reign in Hell #8

Fri, February 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

The "Reign in Hell" is over for more than one contestant. Parting contestants receive a lifetime supply of brimstone and agony.

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 #5

Fri, February 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

Some of the Guardmice return to Lockhaven and some don't. After all, something has to be left for the final issue of this series, right?

Savage Dragon #145

Thu, February 26th, 2009 | Category: Review

While many of the titles that helped launch the Image fleet have rebooted or simply faded away, "Savage Dragon" marches forward. This issue is a great jumping on point.

Blue Beetle #36

Wed, February 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

This is it. "Blue Beetle" ends here. Grab this issue and hope against marketing idiocy for more Beetle elsewhere.

Guardians of the Galaxy #10

Sun, February 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

This issues covers a lot of ground, from Warlock's adventures to Star-Lord's peril to Major Victory's quandary. This review dials in the focus a little tighter, however.

Black Adam: The Dark Age

Sun, February 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Black Adam has wrecked Bialya and been declared a wanted man. The only thing he wants, however, is another chance at love. Black Adam has wrecked Bialya and been declared a wanted man. The only thing he wants, however, is another chance at love.

Outsiders #15

Sun, February 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Outsiders" gets the reset button treatment, with a new creative team locked into place. This may not be issue #1, but it is a good first (baby) step.

Dynamo 5 #0

Fri, February 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

Nearly two years after their debut, "Dynamo 5" offers a jumping on point for new readers. Quick , cheap and extremely accessible, this issue is a great launching pad.

Vixen: Return of the Lion #5

Mon, February 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

Vixen's battles – internal and external – reach a resolution not to be missed.

Titans #10

Sun, February 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

In this corner, the Justice League of America! The challenger – the not-so-teen Titans! Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

Green Lantern Corps #33

Sun, February 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

This book continues to impress. In the opinion of the reviewer, this is THE Green Lantern book to read right now.

Nightwing #153

Thu, February 12th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Last Rites" winds down and so does this title. The final issue of "Nightwing" attempts to tie a bow on the adventures of the former Boy Wonder.

Batman and the Outsiders Special #1

Wed, February 11th, 2009 | Category: Review

The new Outsiders start here. As on the cover, Alfred assembles a hand-picked team. Whose hand picked this team? Read on. . .

Thor #600

Wed, February 11th, 2009 | Category: Review

Have at thee! Marvel returns "Thor" to the numbering that began lo those many years ago with "Journey Into Mystery" #1.

Hexed #2

Tue, February 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Hexed" continues to blaze a new trail in the comics world. This is the best book that you haven't read yet.

War of Kings: Darkhawk #1

Wed, February 4th, 2009 | Category: Review

Darkhawk has it all going for him, a steady job, a reconciliated home, and his anger management issues appear under control. Time for a shake-up.

Wonder Woman #28

Tue, February 3rd, 2009 | Category: Review

Looking for a book with gorilla knights, Wonder Women, and threatening menaces returned from beyond our world? Even if you're not, this book is worth thumbing through.