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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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.

REVIEW: "X-O Manowar" #24 'Offers Plenty to Impress'

Thu, April 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The Robert Venditti-scripted lead in to the publisher's "Armor Hunters" event, "X-O Manowar" #24 "serves as a splendid introduction" to the Valiant U.

REVIEW: The Massive "Deadpool" #27 Wedding Issue

Fri, April 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and Mike Hawthorne are joined by many creators from Deadpool's history to celebrate his wedding in "Deadpool" #27.

REVIEW: Kirkman & Ottley's "Invincible" #110

Thu, April 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley's "Invincible" #110 puts Mark Grayson through emotional turmoil in more ways than one.

REVIEW: Robinson, Waid, Dell'Otto & Dell'Edera's "Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business"

Mon, April 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Robinson, Mark Waid, Gabriele Dell'Otto & Werther Dell'Edera's "Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business" OGN is "very solid."

REVIEW: Bendis, Pichelli & More Celebrate "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #200

Thu, April 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis, Sarah Pichelli, Mark Bagley, Mark Brooks, David Lafuente, Dave Marquez & Andrew Hennessy's "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #200 is a great milestone issue.

REVIEW: Slott, Gage & Camuncoli's "Superior Spider-Man" #30

Fri, March 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott, Christos Gage & Giuseppe Camuncoli's "Superior Spider-Man" #30 presents a "fresh, electric and invigorating" penultimate series issue.

REVIEW: Lemire & Foreman's "Animal Man" #29

Thu, March 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman's "Animal Man" #29 wraps the series in an emotionally satisfying issue for longtime fans of the character.

5-STAR REVIEW: Snyder & Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #1 is "One Hell of a Start"

Wed, March 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque make a triumphant return with "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #1, "one hell of a start" to the new series.

REVIEW: Van Lente & Smith's "Magnus, Robot Fighter" #1

Thu, March 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fred Van Lente & Cory Smith's Dynamite relaunch of "Magnus, Robot Fighter" is "a fine addition to the Gold Key lineup."

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Return To "Zero Year" For "Batman" #29

Thu, March 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's extra-sized "Batman" #29 heads back to "Zero Year" with "meticulous writing" and "enthusiastically, brutally animated art."

REVIEW: Aguirre-Sacasa & Francavilla's "Afterlife With Archie" #4

Thu, March 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Francesco Francavilla's "Afterlife With Archie" #4 is "a fun story that crosses genres and transforms a cast of characters."

REVIEW: Ellis & Shalvey's "Moon Knight" #1

Wed, March 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's "Moon Knight" #1 puts a new spin on the disciple of Khonsu in "a magnificent debut issue" for All-New Marvel NOW!

Original Sin #5

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato deliver "The Secret History of Colonel Nicholas J. Fury," in "Original Sin" #5.

Legendary Star-Lord #1

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Legendary Star-Lord" #1 sets Peter Quill off on a solo adventure written by Sam Humphries and drawn by Paco Medina.

Original Sins #2

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Original Sins" #2 puts a spotlight on the Black Knight, written by Frank Tieri with art from Raffaele Ienco, Ryan North and Ramon Villalobos while Ty Templeton shows off a two-page Howard the Duck tale.

Amazing Spider-Man #3

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Amazing Spider-Man" #3 pits Black Cat against her frequent ally and companion, Spider-Man, in a story written by Dan Slott and drawn by Humberto Ramos.

Guardians of the Galaxy #16

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Guardians of the Galaxy" #16, Brian Bendis and artists Nick Bradshaw and David Marquez check in on confrontations with the Kree, the Skrulls, the Spartoi, Badoon and Shi'Ar.

New Avengers Annual #1

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

In “New Avengers Annual” #1, Frank Barbiere and Marco Rudy reveal just how much Stephen Strange's recent transactions have affected the Sorcerer Supreme.

Original Sin: Hulk Vs. Iron Man #1

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Original Sin" #3.1 goes back to the gamma bomb construction in Bruce Banner's pre-Hulk days, but now includes an appearance from Tony Stark, thanks to Kieron Gillen, Mark Waid and Mark Bagley.

Dream Thief: Escape #1

Wed, June 25th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood flash back to the 1980s for John Lincoln's second set of adventures in "Dream Thief: Escape" #1.

Winterworld #1

Mon, June 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Chuck Dixon returns to the bleak world he co-created, bringing along Butch Guice to handle art chores in "Winterworld" #1.

Thor: God of Thunder #23

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic bring readers the final riveting chapter of "The Last Days of Midgard" in "Thor: God of Thunder" #23.

Thunderbolts #27

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker return to the Thunderbolts and bring about a difference of opinion as Frank Castle decides to take a different path from the team in "Thunderbolts" #27.

New 52: Futures End #7

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

With art from Aaron Lopresti and Art Thibert, "New 52: Futures End" #7 is an issue of transitions that doesn't do anything to further any of the divergent storylines opened to this point.

Nova #18

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Nova" #18, Gerry Duggan and David Baldeon send Sam Alexander to the moon, where the fledgling Nova finds himself drawn into the "Original Sin" event.

The Lone Ranger #25

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Lone Ranger" #25 gives Ande Parks and Esteve Polls a chance to ride off into the sunset alongside Tonto and the Lone Ranger.

All-New Invaders #6

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

An "Original Sin" tie-in issue, "All-New Invaders" #6 introduces Radiance, from writer James Robinson and artist Marc Laming.

Deadpool #30

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

Deadpool and Dazzler team up to fight vampires in "Deadpool" #30, an "Original Sin" tie-in issue from Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and artist John Lucas.

Constantine #15

Fri, June 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Constantine" #15 sends the titular character to Hong Kong for a discussion with Graceful Moon, who just so happens to be cornering the market on luck.

Amazing Spider-Man #1.2

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Amazing Spider-Man" #1.2 is the second installment of Dan Slott's story, graced with Ramon Pérez artwork, about the evolution of Spider-Man and Peter Parker.

Manifest Destiny #7

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Writer Chris Dingess and artist Matthew Roberts return alongside Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in "Manifest Destiny" #7 as the Louisiana Purchase continues to divulge its secrets.

Infinity Man and the Forever People #1

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Infinity Man and the Forever People" #1 from Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen is a little short on Infinity Man, but chock full of Jack Kirby-inspired and created concepts and characters.