Doug Zawisza

Reviewer
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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Wonder Woman #33

Sun, June 28th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Rise of the Olympian" concludes with heads rolling, vows being made and characters stepping down paths they never imagined. It also happens to be a heck of a read.

Justice League of America #34

Thu, June 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

Dwayne McDuffie's run ends more with a whimper than a bang. Sure, there's a bang or two in this issue, but the overall package is spoiled by the events that led to this point.

Predator #1

Wed, June 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

Two decades after first publishing a Predator comic, Dark Horse unleashes the fury of those uglies again.

Iron Fist #27

Wed, June 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

This chapter of the book of "Iron Fist" comes to a close, but how does it end?

Dark Reign: Lethal Legion #1

Wed, June 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

We all know that Norman Osborn's as crooked as they come, but what about the folks he thought were unworthy of sharing in his latest, greatest scheme?

Young Allies 70th Anniversary Special #1

Tue, June 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

Marvel continues to celebrate their 70th anniversary with yet another special featuring characters from Marvel's past.

The Brave and the Bold #24

Fri, June 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

The Milestone characters begin a run on "The Brave and the Bold" as co-stars. First up is Static, so why not pair him with Black Lightning?

Outsiders #19

Thu, June 18th, 2009 | Category: Review

Emblazoned with a "Batman: Reborn" trade dress, the fifth part of "The Deep" in "Outsiders" welcomes Fernando Pasarin and Jeremy Haun in as pencilers.

Supergirl #42

Wed, June 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

With Superwoman's identity -- and life -- blown to pieces, this title takes a turn, as a plot for revenge against Supergirl begins to percolate.

The Road to the White House: Barack Obama #1

Wed, June 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

IDW continues to ride the "Obama Wave" in comics, offering another Obama-covered comic. The biggest difference is this one is actually about Barack Obama.

Invincible Iron Man #14

Mon, June 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

Tony Stark is on the run, trying to save the world from secrets he has that Norman Osborn wants. In this issue, Tony's quest takes him to Russia, home of the Crimson Dynamo.

Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #5

Sun, June 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani step in to help get this title back on a more regular schedule. It is a different book with those two at the controls, but in an energetic sense, the enthusiasm is still very much present.

Booster Gold #21

Thu, June 11th, 2009 | Category: Review

The subfeat – er, uh, the "Second Features" start here, with the Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle sharing staples with the man who helped him get started, Booster Gold. Booster, however, is a little busy confronting the cowl.

JSA vs. Kobra #1

Thu, June 11th, 2009 | Category: Review

In this first of six issues, Kobra returns with an attack on the JSA – on their front porch! The JSA, of course don't take kindly to that.

War of Kings: Savage World of Skaar #1

Tue, June 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

The "War of Kings" continues to rage across the Marvel Universe, touching down upon Sakaar and crossing paths with Skaar.

Buck Rogers #1

Tue, June 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

The new adventures of "Buck Rogers" begin here. "Begin" is the operative word, as a great deal happens here without resolution.

Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter #1

Mon, June 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

Beta Ray Bill sets out to find – and slay – Galactus.

Mighty Avengers #25

Thu, June 4th, 2009 | Category: Review

The adventures of Henry Pym's Avengers continue with an attempt to reclaim the Dimensional Wave Inducer from the Baxter Building, home of the Fantastic Four. Oh, by the way, Reed Richards doesn't want to give it up.

Agents Of Atlas #6

Wed, June 3rd, 2009 | Category: Review

This may be issue #6 of "Agents of Atlas", but the stories within continue to be timeless tales waiting to be read and re-read. To help make this issue more timeless, Namor makes an appearance and offers some insight.

Exiles #3

Tue, June 2nd, 2009 | Category: Review

The Exiles continue their Tellus-inspired missions and find themselves opposing those they would once call friends. This issue sees their first mission in this series end, but not the way you would expect.

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