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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Wonder Woman #36

Wed, September 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

A warrior without a country, Wonder Woman's path takes her back into conflict with Achilles. This issue also features a breakup, an uneasy alliance, and the start of a new storyline.

Muppet Peter Pan #1

Tue, September 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

Sam the Eagle is on hand to try and save the story from being outsourced and quickly shames the "narrator" into being quiet. Yes, this is Muppets-type entertainment from the start.

Mickey Mouse and Friends #296

Tue, September 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

BOOM! Kids continues to offer the Disney-related comic book goodness! Picking up where Gemstone left off, this issue features a full-length tale of Mickey Mouse.

Justice League of America #37

Sun, September 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

This issue is the last issue before the much-anticipated creative team of James Robinson and Mark Bagley climb aboard, but that's not the entire story. The JLA (sort of) appears here too.

Avengers: The Initiative #28

Sun, September 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

While the "Dark Reign" banner doesn't fly on the cover of this title, Norman Osborn makes an appearance and presses his influence into Camp HAMMER, the training grounds of the Initiative.

Ms. Marvel #45

Sun, September 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

It appears as though one way or another, Karla Sofen's time in the Ms. Marvel tights is coming to an end. Who is going to end it and how is where the fun comes in.

Superman: Blackest Night #2

Sun, September 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

Superman and Superboy keep trying to punch Black Lantern Earth-2 Superman into submission, but punching doesn't work so well against the Black Lanterns. The Earth-2 Superman is not the only Black Lantern they have to worry about, either.

Superman: Secret Origin #1

Wed, September 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank offer a fresh new take on an old story. What's that? You've seen fresh new takes on Superman before? Well, this one is also a good read too.

Underground #1

Tue, September 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Steve Lieber and Jeff Parker join forces to tell the tale of Wesley Fischer, a park ranger determined to preserve the integrity of Stillwater Cave.

Athena #1

Sun, September 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

When you're able to get help from the Greek god Hephaestus, you're bound to score some pretty sweet battle gear, so of course your adventures will be captured in comic book form.

The Brave and the Bold #27

Sun, September 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

Almost a year ago, it was confirmed that J. Michael Straczynski would be the regular writer of "The Brave and the Bold". For his first issue, he goes back to the tried and true team-up formula of "Batman and . . ."

Beasts of Burden #1

Sun, September 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Beasts of Burden" follows the adventures of some four-legged furry friends on adventures unlike any your cat or dog will encounter this week.

Blackest Night #3

Wed, September 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

Jason Rusch's girlfriend, Gehenna, shares with us, "This is totally creeping me out." Me too, Gen, me too. The third creepy issue of this creepy story is here to creep you out.

Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil #1

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

Norman Osborn's hit list targets Daredevil and gives the original Bullseye a chance to reunite with his old foe. Of course, what "Daredevil" comic would be complete without an appearance by the Kingpin and more than a few ninjas?

Captain America Reborn #3

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The future of my past. . . " so thinks Steve Rogers as he has an ethereal experience tumbling through his own life. This book is a "Captain America's Greatest Hits" that actually uses those hits to move the story forward.

Titans #17

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

The spotlight issues of "Titans" continue on with a Beast Boy-centric issue. Ben Raab and Geoff Johns already did this, only theirs was much, much more enjoyable.

Cursed Pirate Girl #2

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

Certain to have been criminally under-ordered, "Cursed Pirate Girl" is a great read that offers a story unlike anything else being published in comics or any other medium nowadays.

Blackest Night: Batman #2

Sat, September 12th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night: Batman" takes supplemental material and makes it a fabulously entertaining read.

Dark Reign: The List - Avengers #1

Thu, September 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

Norman Osborn has been keeping a list and now, he's checking it twice. The hero formerly known as Hawkeye is prominently featured on the cover for this one-shot as well as in the story inside.

Models, Inc #1

Thu, September 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

As noted in the text page, once upon a time, Captain America was believed dead and the comic book world turned to other Marvel characters to read about, like Millie the Model. Well, Captain America is presumed dead again, so. . .