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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Birds of Prey #4

Sun, August 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

The Birds of Prey continue to fly through the “Brightest Day.”

Doom Patrol #13

Sun, August 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

The second year of “Doom Patrol” starts off with an issue dedicated to Rita Farr.

Sweet Tooth #12

Fri, August 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

Presented with a paint-by-numbers cover, I couldn’t pass up this issue of “Sweet Tooth.” Oh yeah, it’s a standalone issue specifically designed to entice new readers. As if the paint-by-numbers cover didn’t give that away.

Darkstar and the Winter Guard #3

Fri, August 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

“A badass bear with a hammer” doesn’t quite measure up to a gun-toting gorilla, and this book doesn’t quite measure up to “Atlas.” It’s still a decent read.

Iron Man Legacy #5

Fri, August 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

“War of the Iron Men” ends in this issue, with the introduction of a new hero, and the clearing of Tony Stark’s good name.

Magnus, Robot Fighter #1

Thu, August 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Blip-off-any-interference.” Sage advice delivered so very early in this issue. I just might follow that advice today.

Doomwar #6

Thu, August 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

“Doomwar” is over. Give peace a chance.

Brightest Day #7

Wed, August 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

Hank Hall and Boston Brand sit down for cheeseburgers. Hilarity ensues. Or maybe not.

Gorilla-Man #2

Tue, August 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

If the cover doesn’t sell you on this book, you got problems. It’s a freaking parachuting gorilla shooting guns!!! Marketing students everywhere, take note.

American Vampire #5

Mon, August 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

The first story arc of “American Vampire” comes to a chilling close, as not all loose ends get tucked or neatly trimmed off.

Time Bomb #1

Mon, August 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Upon finding a mysterious underground location, first things first, don’t try to break in, especially if that mysterious subterranean establishment is a Nazi base of some kind.

Action Comics #891

Sun, August 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

One of the greatest sound effects in comics gets some play in this issue. That’s right, “PUNT” makes a daring return to print. And yes, it does have something to do with Lex Luthor.

Pilot Season: Stellar #1

Sun, August 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

Robert Kirkman’s Top Cow “Pilot Season” experiment continues, this time with cool locations, hot ladies, alien monsters, and big action. At least Kirkman says that’s all in here. He’s mostly right.

Outsiders #31

Fri, July 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

Despite what you may believe (or even hope) “Outsiders” is still being published. No, it isn’t good.

Justice League of America #47

Fri, July 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

The JLA, JSA, and All-Stars continue to stave off the Starheart’s attack while trying to bring the fight back to the Starheart.

Green Lantern #56

Thu, July 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

Hector Hammond, Larfleeze, and Green Lantern meet up in North Branch, Minnesota and the sheriff asks Hal to retrieve a lawn flamingo.

Thor, The Mighty Avenger #2

Thu, July 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

Feeding off the (presumed) frenzy for all things Thor, this all-ages Thor title offers a satisfying tale of Mjolnir and owner.

Green Arrow #2

Thu, July 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

As if flying the “Brightest Day” banner wasn’t enough of a highlight, the gorgeous (but cluttered) cover to this issue features Hal Jordan and exclaims, “Guest-starring Green Lantern.”

Artifacts #1

Wed, July 28th, 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.

Power Girl #14

Tue, July 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

While the “Brightest Day” banner isn’t flying over the logo on this cover yet, the influence of “Brightest Day” is certainly making itself known in the pages of this issue.