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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.
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Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox "bring along a balanced cast and fun, lively art" in "Plutona" #1.
Dan Jurgens and Bernard Chang's "Batman Beyond" #3 "is a satisfying read that continues to explore this new world alongside Tim Drake."
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Mark Waid and Terry Dodson prove "the Princess is every bit as resourceful... as her compatriots, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker" in "Princess Leia" #5.
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Patrick Gleason's "Robin: Son of Batman" #1 is full of "pages with fun images, emotive characters and exciting action."
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Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's "Justice League" #44, the fourth chapter of "The Darkseid War," packs a punch and brings plenty of damage to the DC Universe.
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Kathryn Immonen returns to write more of Peggy Carter's adventures in "Agent Carter: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1, drawn by Immonen's "Operation S.I.N." collaborator, Rich Ellis.
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In "Heart in a Box," Kelly Thompson and Meredith McClaren collaborate to deliver the story of one woman's search for the missing pieces of her heart.
Matthew Rosenberg, Patrick Kindlon and Daniel Warren Johnson's "Quake: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1 takes a peek at the moments leading up to 2010's "Avengers" #20.
The Phantom of the stage is brought to light in Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl and Msassyk's "Gotham Academy" #10.
"Justice League United" #13 sends a whole new crew on another Breaker-busting mission as Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier bring in Vandal Savage, Robotman and Batgirl.
The Empire is on the verge of collapse as the Rebel Alliance fights a battle on two fronts in Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto's "Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Shattered Empire" #1.
Ben Hatke never gives the protagonist of "Little Robot" a name, but the tale is perfectly timeless and suited for all-ages anyway.
Jason Aaron, Chris Sprouse and Goran Sudzuka's "Thors" #3 digs deeper into the case of the dead Jane Fosters.
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Learn all about Oliver Queen's dog in "Green Arrow" #44 by Benjamin Percy, Patrick Zircher and Fabrizio Fiorentino.
"Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1 delivers a standalone Mockingbird adventure by Chelsea Cain and Joëlle Jones and a follow up tale by Margaret Stohl and Nico Leon that introduces the Red Widow.
Dreamfinder and Figment return for more imagination-powered adventuring in Jim Zub and Ramon Bachs' "Figment 2" #1.
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