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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REVIEW: Remender & Klein Drive "The Iron Nail" Home in "Captain America" #21

Fri, June 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In all war stories, a terrible price must be paid, and the same holds true in "Captain America" #21, by Rick Remender and Nic Klein.

REVIEW: "The New 52: Futures End" Continues to Intrigue

Thu, June 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Five issues in, "The New 52: Futures End" continues to present more questions than it answers, which is enough to keep readers dialed in to see what's next.

REVIEW: Art & Franco Are Back with "Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse" #1

Thu, June 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Art and Franco head back to their Eisner Award winning roots with "Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse," a 'perfect gateway comic for the young.'

REVIEW: Surprises Abound in "Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man" #2

Thu, June 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis and Dave Marquez bring back more characters with surprising agendas in "Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man" #2.

REVIEW: Parker, Pelletier & More Bring Swamp Thing to "Aquaman" #31

Fri, May 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Swamp Thing guest-stars in a compelling issue of "Aquaman" #31 by Jeff Parker, Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons and more.

REVIEW: Robinson, Kirk & More Craft "Fantastic Four" #5

Thu, May 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Robinson, Leonard Kirk and more deliver "Fantastic Four" #5 as an issue that "hits readers in the gut" for a memorable story.

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Begin Final "Zero Year" Chapter in "Batman" #31

Thu, May 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo open up the final arc of "Zero Year" in "Batman" #31, which continues the high quality of the long-running story.

REVIEW: Valiant's Anniversary Spectacular "X-O Manowar" #25

Mon, May 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Venditti, J.G. Jones, Bryan Hitch and more craft "X-O Manowar" #25, an anniversary issue that "sets the bar high for the rest of the line."

REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's "Daredevil" #3

Fri, May 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid & Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #3 is a solid and excellent jumping-on point for new readers, despite being three issues deep.

ADVANCE REVIEW: Manning & Wieszczyk's "Interesting Drug"

Wed, May 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Shaun Manning & Anna Wieszczyk's "Interesting Drug" "defies time constraints and offers readers an imaginative escape."

REVIEW: Asmus & Kano's "Quantum and Woody" #10

Thu, May 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Asmus and Kano continue the story of the Worst Superhero Team in "Quantum and Woody" #10, filled with "action, adventure, intrigue and humor."

Waid Takes Fans Inside the Creator's Studio

Wed, May 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid spent an hour with a C2E2 audience discussing his career, his approach to writing revisiting past works and much more.

Palmiotti & Friends Get a Little Raunchy at C2E2

Tue, May 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

At C2E2, writer/artist Jimmy Palmiotti hosted a panel with Amanda Conner, Cully Hamner, Nicola Scott and Jill Thompson to chat about -- stuff.

REVIEW: Kindt & Crain's "Rai" #1 is "An Immersive Experience"

Fri, May 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain's debut issue of "Rai" "demands more time and attention than one simple read-through can process."

C2E2: Pak, Kuder, Snyder & Soule Celebrate Superman

Wed, April 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Aaron Kuder, Greg Pak, Scott Snyder and Charles Soule joined forces at C2E2 to discuss the Man of Steel.

C2E2: Snyder, Bermejo & More Bring Vertigo to Chicago

Tue, April 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder, Lee Bermejo, Amy Chu & more updated fans on current and upcoming Vertigo projects, including "Vertigo Quarterly: Cyan," at C2E2 2014.

C2E2: Unlocking the Digital Secrets of Marvel Unlimited

Mon, April 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Unlimited Plus members were treated to a private C2E2 panel where the publisher talked its digital platform and gave sneak peeks at its print titles.

C2E2: Dark Horse Presents Gail Simone

Mon, April 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gail Simone spent an hour talking comics with her fans, touching on diversity, creator-owned versus work for hire, online interactions and much more.

REVIEW: Robinson & J. Bone's "The Saviors" #4

Fri, April 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Robinson and J. Bone craft "an unconventional, unpredictable and exciting story" in "The Saviors" #4 for their creator-owned series.

REVIEW: Waid and Cheung's "Original Sin" #0 is "Wonderfully Revealing"

Wed, April 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and Jim Cheung kick off "Original Sin" with a "wonderfully revealing" zero issue focusing on Sam Alexander and Uatu, the Watcher.

All-New Invaders #9

Mon, September 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

Deathlok guest-stars in "All-New Invaders" #9 by James Robinson and Steve Pugh.

Justice League Dark #34

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Justice League Dark" #34 sends the team to Nanda Parbat as writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Andres Guinaldo give Deadman the spotlight.

All-Star Western #34

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jonah Hex’s adventures come to a most satisfying conclusion as Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti bid the gunslinger farewell in "All-Star Western" #34.

Wolverine #12

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Wolverine" #12 serves up the conclusion to "One Month to Die," but doesn't bring much dying in this story from Paul Cornell with art by Pete Woods.

Captain Midnight #14

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

The technocriminal, Tempus, attacks in "Captain Midnight" #14, written by Joshua Williamson with art from Manuel Garcia.

Guardians of the Galaxy #18

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Bendis and Ed McGuinness use "Original Sin" as a gateway to investigate what really happened in the Cancerverse and why Richard Ryder hasn't been seen since.

Inhuman #4

Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Artist Ryan Stegman joins writer Charles Soule in "Inhuman" #4, just in time for a visit from Thor and the introductions of two more Nuhumans.

Infinity Man and the Forever People #3

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Infinity Man and the Forever People" #3 features an appearance from Infinity Man, a fight with Mantis and a trip into Dreamer's dreams from writers Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen with Jim Starlin providing the cosmically charged artwork.

Batwoman #34

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batwoman" #34 presents developments in Batwoman's career and her love life, as written by Marc Andreyko and drawn by Moritat and Jeremy Haun.

New 52: Futures End #16

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

"New 52: Futures End" #16 welcomes Stormguard to its mix of characters thanks to Jesus Merino on art with a story from Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen.

Justice, Inc #1

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Justice, Inc." #1, written by Michael Uslan and drawn by Giovanni Timpano, brings a troubled time travel adventure with Doc Savage, the Shadow and the Avenger.

The Delinquents #1

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

A map drawn on the skinned hindquarters of a hobo set Quantum and Woody on a collision course with Archer and Armstrong in the pages of "The Delinquents" #1, written by James Asmus and Fred Van Lente with art from Kano.

The Multiversity #1

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Multiversity" #1 explodes with characters and concepts from the mind of Grant Morrison and is drawn into the pages by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

Spider-Man 2099 #2

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

Peter David and Will Sliney slow things down a bit and check in on Miguel's personal life in "Spider-Man 2099" #2.

Inhuman #3

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Inhuman" #3 rounds out the opening story arc from Charles Soule and artist Joe Madureira as Medusa leads her followers to attack Lash and the residents of Orollan.

Hulk #5

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

Gerry Duggan joins Mark Bagley and the rest of the creative team in "Hulk" #5 and introduces readers to Doctor Green.

Godzilla: Cataclysm #1

Thu, August 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Godzilla: Cataclysm" #1, written by Cullen Bunn with art by Dave Wachter, delivers the story of people trying to pick up the pieces of life -- and society -- in the wake of monster-spawned calamity.

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #1

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

DC brings readers another worthwhile digital-first comics starring one of their trinity with "Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman" #1, written by Gail Simone and drawn by Ethan Van Sciver.

Star Wars #20

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda draw a close to their exploration from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away throughout the pages of "Star Wars" #20.

Midnight Tiger #1

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Midnight Tiger" #1 introduces a new comic book character from the collaborative efforts of DeWayne Feenstra and Ray-Anthony Height.

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