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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Avengers: The Initiative #32

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Siege" is under way and the Initiative -- with Taskmaster leading the charge -- is right there in the thick of the invasion of Asgard. Bad things happen.

Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural #4

Sun, January 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

In seeking to upend the nefarious plot of Nightmare, Doctor Voodoo reaches deep into his past to find his true power.

Green Lantern Corps #44

Thu, January 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

Guy Gardner continues his red ring-powered rampage, delivering his own unmitigated brand of justice to everyone in his path. There are some other lanterns in here too.

Phantom Stranger #42

Wed, January 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

". . . the Stranger comes when the Stranger is needed." Evidently the Stranger is needed to advance a subplot of "Blackest Night."

Incredible Hulk #606

Wed, January 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Fall of the Hulks" continues to rage on, with much smashing.

Thunderbolts #140

Wed, January 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

Two groups who aren't what they appear to be face off under the orders of Norman Osborn, who also isn't what he appears to be. Craziness, I tell you, but in a good way.

Marvel Super Hero Squad #1

Mon, January 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

The calculated cute caricatures of your favorite Marvel icons have made their way to the floppies. Your kids'll probably want it.

Aliens Vs. Predator: Three World War #1

Sun, January 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

After making it to the silver screen, the matchup between the Aliens and the Predators seems lackluster as a comic book concept, but this series looks to add a new dynamic to that rivalry.

The Power of SHAZAM! #48

Thu, January 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

Cover dated eleven years after "The Power of SHAZAM!" #47, and priced a mere 49¢ more than "The Power of SHAZAM!" #47, "Power of SHAZAM!" comes back among the rest of the Black Lantern titles rising from the ranks of the can

Action Comics #885

Thu, January 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Action Comics" continues to be a 100% Superman-free read for all those comic book fans with Superman allergies. All the same, the title does live up to its name with this issue, in both the main story and the backup.

Titans #21

Wed, January 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Titans" proceeds apace, marking time between one big event and the next. In this issue, J.T. Krul gives some more insight into the slow motion splintering of one of DC's oldest teams.

Lola: A Ghost Story

Wed, January 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Lola: A Ghost Story" is a story about a young man who can see ghosts and other supernatural beings.

Amazing Spider-Man #617

Wed, January 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

Dateless and working on New Year's Eve, Pete is victim to the old Parker luck again. Add in a new robo-Rhino and Pete's luck changes for the worse.

Doom Patrol #6

Fri, January 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

Following the "Blackest Night" issues is no easy task, so Giffen, Clark, and crew decide to reflect on what was. This isn't your standard navel-gazing though. It's navel-gazing, "Doom Patrol" style.

Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #2

Thu, January 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

So what exactly happened to Mera's nose during her fight with Wonder Woman in "Blackest Night" #6? The answer, my friends, is right here.

Marvel Boy: The Uranian #1

Thu, January 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

While "Siege" may be an event book "seven years in the making," this series is sixty years in the making. Sort of.

Proof #25

Thu, January 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

Rumors of the demise of "Proof" have been greatly exaggerated. This issue is a start to a new storyline, one that leads to "Season Two" of this title.

Suicide Squad #67

Thu, January 7th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Suicide Squad" of Earth. Rise. This title is just one of many coming back from the dead this month as part of the grander "Blackest Night" tale.

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.