EXCL. PREVIEW: Crystal Wrangles NuHumans in "All-New Inhumans" #1
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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The final installment of this year’s Justice League of America-Justice Society of America team-up ends with more than a little foreshadowing.
“Boba Fett? Where?!” Right here. Jango Fett, too.
Namor, like Aquaman, has never really found a way to sustain a title. All the more reason for Marvel to try to launch another volume now. With vampires.
“Holy seventy-fifth issue, Batman!” Time for an extra-sized, extra-priced anniversary celebration.
Nothing like a dose of “Robocop” to help modern-day metro-Detroiters realize things really aren’t that bad.
Bizarrogirl am here to make fun. Or not. I don’t know. Bizarro-speak flat out confuses me sometimes!
“Atlas” hits again. No crazy crossovers, no cover banners, no glorious superstar characters. Just good comics.
This standalone, new-reader-friendly issue offers readers a chance to get to know the Thunderbolts. Of course, the introductions are short and incomplete, but that doesn’t make the story any less enjoyable.
“DCU Legacies” continues to jam seventy-five gallons of comic book history into a ten-gallon limited series.
James Robinson and Mark Bagley continue to make this JLA/JSA team-up a fun read. They even manage to pack a few surprises into this issue.
The “Legacy” series draws to a close, but is it a “Return of the Jedi” type of close or more along the lines of “The Empire Strikes Back?”
Hawkgirl or White Lantern Firestorm? Those are your cover options for this issue. One of them will cost a pretty penny, the other one will only run you two hundred ninety-nine pennies.
The JLI team (such as it is) invades Checkmate (such as it is) to try to find Max Lord (such as he is).
The penultimate chapter of “World War Hulks” delivers some smashing action that is big, loud, and green.
Superman’s walk across America continues on, with this issue bringing him to Detroit.
The Birds of Prey continue to fly through the “Brightest Day.”
The second year of “Doom Patrol” starts off with an issue dedicated to Rita Farr.
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.
“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.
“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.