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: Wood & Smallwood's "Moon Knight" #7

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood pick up as the new creative team in "Moon Knight" #7, delivering "an enjoyable, nearly definitive introduction to Moon Knight."

REVIEW: Milligan & Fernandez's "The Names" #1

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez's "The Names" #1 "defies comparison," detailing the opening chapter to an intense mystery of finance and revenge.

5-STAR REVIEW: Palmiotti, Gray & Cooke Conclude "All-Star Western"

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray & Darwyn Cooke deliver an incredible series conclusion with "All-Star Western" #34, sending Jonah Hex into the sunset.

5-STAR REVIEW: Asmus, Van Lente & Kano's "The Delinquents" #1

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Asmus, Fred Van Lente & Kano's "The Delinquents" #1 impresses with an issue that perfectly "blends humor and action, adventure and fun."

5-STAR REVIEW: Morrison, Reis & Prado's "The Multiversity" #1

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison, Ivan Reis & Joe Prado deliver a debut "worthy of study and reflection, re-reading and replication" with "The Multiversity" #1.

5-STAR REVIEW: Van Lente & Fowler's "Howtoons [Re]Ignitiion" #1

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fred Van Lente and Tom Fowler's "Howtoons [Re]Ignition" #1 revives the series in an "informative, entertaining and masterful" way.

REVIEW: Doc Ock Returns in Slott, Gage & Camuncoli's "Superior Spider-Man" #32

Thu, August 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott, Christos Gage & Giuseppe Camuncoli bring back Doc Ock for "Superior Spider-Man" #32, an issue "backed by action and excitement."

REVIEW: Layman & Guillory's "Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo" #1

Fri, August 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman & Rob Guillory's "Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo" one-shot is a "bold, ridiculous and refreshing" issue in the "Chew"-niverse.

REVIEW: Alan Davis' "Savage Hulk" #2

Fri, July 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Alan Davis' "Savage Hulk" #2 "celebrates aspects that made Silver Age comics and Marvel's earlier days fun."

REVIEW: Templesmith's "The Squidder" #1

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

Ben Templesmith builds a new world in "The Squidder" #1, "a gripping story equal parts supernatural thriller, horror movie and action adventure."

5-STAR REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's "Daredevil" #5

Mon, July 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee share storyteller co-credits in "Daredevil" #5, featuring the entire creative team "at the peak of their craft."

REVIEW: Remender & Pacheco's "Captain America" #22

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

Rick Remender & Carlos Pacheco's "Captain America" #22 is "another winner filled with action and suspense" as the Marvel U heads into "AXIS."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Humphries & Medina's "Legendary Star-Lord" #1

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Sam Humphries & Paco Medina's "Legendary Star-Lord" #1 is "a solid first offering" that gives Peter Quill some time to shine.

REVIEW: Barbiere, Rudy's "New Avengers Annual" is Magical

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Barbiere and Marco Rudy's Doctor Strange-centric "New Avengers Annual" #1 is "one heck of an issue."

REVIEW: Nitz & Smallwood's "Dream Thief: Escape" #1

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood reunite for "Dream Thief: Escape" #1, a "wonderful contribution to the comic book landscape."

REVIEW: Duggan & Baldeon Take "Nova" #18 Through "Original Sin"

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan & David Baldeon's "Nova" #18 is "yet another solid issue" that takes Sam Alexander through "Original Sin."

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.

Micro #1

Mon, November 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

George Kambadais introduces readers to two new characters in "Micro" #1 from the Comixology Submit initiative.

Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America #1

Mon, November 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America" #1 teams the former Captain America up with Deadpool to try to reclaim artifacts from Wolverine's life before evildoers can do some evil.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #1

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." #1 gives readers a chance to begin a new set of adventures with Mike Mignola's most popular creation in this comic written by Mignola and John Arcudi and drawn by Alex Maleev.

Harley Quinn Annual #1

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Harley Quinn Annual" #1 brings readers a "rub 'n smell spectacular" that Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and John Timms have a lot of fun producing for readers.

Sinestro #6

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Godhead" hits "Sinestro" #6 and three Lantern Corps pay the price in this story written by Cullen Bunn and drawn by Dale Eaglesham and Martin Coccolo.

Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1

Thu, October 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

A fun romp with some interesting choices, "Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration" #1 features the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine and Jessica Jones as well as some other surprising inclusions.

AXIS: Revolutions #1

Thu, October 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

"AXIS: Revolutions" #1 presents readers with the reaction to Red (Skull) Onslaught's attack in a Spider-Man tale from Dennis Hopeless and Ken Lashley and a Doctor Strange story from Simon Spurrier and Tan Eng Huat.

Infinity Man and the Forever People #4

Fri, October 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Infinity Man and the Forever People" #4 spans the "Futures End" crossover and inches toward the "Green Lantern"-centric "Godhead" story in this issue from Dan Didio and Keith Giffen.

Aquaman #35

Fri, October 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jeff Parker, Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons, Rain Beredo and Taylor Esposito all bring their very best to launch the "Maelstrom" story in "Aquaman" #35.

Cyclops #6

Fri, October 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

John Layman and Javier Garrón climb aboard the Starjammer to join in the spacefaring adventures as the new half of the creative team in "Cyclops" #6.

Catwoman #35

Thu, October 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Catwoman" #35 puts Selina Kyle on a strange new path in this comic book from writer Genevieve Valentine and artist Garry Brown.

AXIS: Hobgoblin #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Kevin Shinick and Javier Rodriguez show readers what it takes to become heroic following Roderick Kingsley's plan in "AXIS: Hobgoblin" #1.

Deathstroke #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Tony S. Daniel pulls double-duty, writing and drawing Slade Wilson and company in "Deathstroke" #1.

Goners #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Image fires up the fun new series machine again and gives readers a chance to get creepy in "Goners" #1 from writer Jacob Semahn and artist Jorge Corona.

Sparks Nevada #0

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Sparks Nevada dons the robot fists in the name of justice in "Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars" #0, written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, drawn by J. Bone, colored by Jordie Bellaire and lettered by Marshall Dillon.

Avengers World #14

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Writer Nick Spencer and artist Marco Checchetto bring closure to the rangy tale that has sent Avengers around the globe and introduced new allies in "Avengers World" #14.

Batwoman #35

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batwoman" #35 is filled with a bunch of oddball ideas all blended together by writer Marc Andreyko and artist Georges Jeanty.

Justice League #35

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

Lex Luthor holds a press conference because he has joined the Justice League and the League decides to case the event, as written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Ivan Reis and Doug Mahnke in "Justice League" #35.

Fantastic Four #11

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

Written by James Robinson and drawn by Leonard Kirk, the Thing gets jumped in the shower and one of the supporting cast takes an arrow in "Fantastic Four" #11.

New Avengers #25

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

"New Avengers" #25 continues to peer into the future as Jonathan Hickman and Kev Walker check in with the Illuminati seven months into the future.

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