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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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.

Hero Squared: Love and Death #1

Tue, February 3rd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Hero Squared" returns to Boom! for a final (?) series. If you haven't read "Hero Squared" before, this might be a good hopping on point.

Black Panther #1

Mon, February 2nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Under a "Dark Reign," the Black Panther prowls back onto the new comic stand. While there aren't any deep identity revelations in this issue, there is a decent story.

Superman #684

Sun, February 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

The twelfth installment of the triangle number renaissance is also the first post-"New Krypton" issue in the Man of Steel's primary title. Add in a little Parasite and some Zod and this is an interesting direction to be pointed in.

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