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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Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds

Mon, January 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

Any fan of the Legion of Super-Heroes, George Pérez, Geoff Johns, or even Superboy Prime (you may have problems if you fall into that category) will want to look into this book.

Siege #1

Mon, January 4th, 2010 | Category: Review

Marvel christens in the New Year for comics with "an event seven years in the making!" Is it an event worthy of such ballyhoo? Read on.

Blackest Night #6

Wed, December 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night" breaks the silence of the "skip week" in full color brilliance as the Black Lanterns set their sights on Earth.

Wonder Woman #39

Sun, December 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

The "Warkiller" storyline ends here, as one god plays out his hand and another reveals that he has more than a few tricks left up his sleeve. Poor Diana.

Battlefields: Happy Valley #1

Fri, December 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

The latest installment of Ennis' series focuses on the colorful crew of a Vickers Wellington bomber -–also dubbed "the Wimpy" after Popeye's friend, J. Wellington Wimpy.

New Avengers #60

Fri, December 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

Luke Cage has a problem, and Brian Michael Bendis throws virtually every hero in the Marvel Universe at the problem, which makes for an offbeat, engaging issue to read.

Blackest Night: JSA #1

Wed, December 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

: "Blackest Night: JSA" continues to expand the saga of "Blackest Night" throughout the DC Universe. This series makes way too much sense, given how many potential Black Lanterns are in some way connected to the JSA.

Avengers: The Initiative #31

Tue, December 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Set up as a tie-in to the "Siege: The Cabal" this issue throws the spotlight on Taskmaster. Of course, with "The Initiative" once the spotlight is on one character, others find the footlights.

The Brave and the Bold #30

Sat, December 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

Straczynski is living out the dreams of many a fanboy in his time on "B&B," as he connects random characters. Saiz takes it from there and the duo delivers a book that is consistently enjoyable.

The Complete Alice in Wonderland #1

Thu, December 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Curiouser and curiouser," as Dynamite continues to explore the stories from other media that many a modern comic book reader grew up with. In this case, "Alice in Wonderland."

Green Lantern Corps #43

Thu, December 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

To celebrate Christmas, Guy Gardner puts on a red ring, so he can decorate Oa in green and red. Or maybe this has something to do with "Blackest Night."

Ms. Marvel #48

Wed, December 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

A message is being sent for Ms. Marvel. Someone is killing innocent people in Captain Mar-vell's name just to draw Ms. Marvel's attention. The cover image and our preview kinda spoil it for you.

Mighty Avengers #32

Wed, December 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Mighty/Dark" starts here, and it's an Avengers tale from top to bottom, stem to stern. This is what "Mighty Avengers" fans have been waiting for.

Incorruptible #1

Tue, December 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

Mark Waid has spun an exciting tale in the pages of "Irredeemable" by telling the story of a hero gone horrible. What happens when a villain tries to make things right? Waid knows and he wants to share.

The Return of King Doug

Mon, December 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

From the magical kingdom of Valdonia to the Poconos, "The Return of King Doug" features the adventures of a young boy and his revisiting those adventurous realms years later.

Secret Six #16

Mon, December 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

Black Alice is looking for a pack to run with, and it seems as though the Secret Six might be that pack, regardless of whether they want her around.

Doom Patrol #5

Fri, December 11th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night" continues here with the "resurrected" Doom Patrollers raising hell on Oolong Island. In the backup tale, the Metal Men take on artificially intelligent mannequins, the Clique.

Batgirl #5

Thu, December 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

The Batman corner of the DC Universe gets kinda cozy and more than a little bit awkward in this issue as Batman and Robin -- Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne -- cross paths with the new Batgirl.

Web of Spider-Man #3

Wed, December 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Web of Spider-Man" continues to investigate the past of some of fan-favorite foes of Spider-Man. This issue focuses on the Rhino.

War Machine #12

Wed, December 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

Just in time for the appearance of War Machine in the next Iron Man movie, this series ends. That doesn't necessarily mean the adventures of James Rhodes stop though.