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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REVIEW: Slott & Perez's "Amazing Spider-Man" #1.5

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Amazing Spider-Man" #1.5 concludes Dan Slott & Ramon Perez's "Learning to Crawl" story in spectacular fashion.

REVIEW: Aaron, Guera, Bisley & Ribic's "Thor: God of Thunder" #25

Mon, September 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Thor: God of Thunder" #25 by Jason Aaron, R.M. Guera, Simon Bisley & Esad Ribic is a fitting final issue for a spectacular series.

REVIEW: Hickman Takes "Avengers" #35 Eight Months Later

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman and a cavalcade of artists take readers and characters on a long journey into the unknown in "Avengers" #35.

REVIEW: Scott Snyder & Jim Lee's "Superman Unchained" #8

Thu, September 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Superman Unchained" #8 is "a bombastic Superman story and a rollicking fun adventure" serving as the penultimate issue by Scott Snyder & Jim Lee.

5-STAR REVIEW: Soule & Saiz's "Swamp Thing: Futures End" #1

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

Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz's "Swamp Thing: Futures End" #1 is "a pure winner," and stands alone as one of the best event tie-ins yet.

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."

Scarlet Spiders #1

Fri, November 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Scarlet Spiders" #1 gives readers an extra-dimensional adventure written by Mike Costa and drawn by Paco Diaz with Kaine, Ben Reilly as Spider-Man and Ultimate Jessica Drew at the center of the web.

The Delinquents #4

Fri, November 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

The Quantum and Woody/Archer and Armstrong team-up draws to a close in "The Delinquents" #4, written by James Asmus and Fred Van Lente and drawn by Kano.

Flash Gordon Annual 2014 #1

Fri, November 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Flash Gordon Annual 2014" provides a continuity-free collection of stories featuring Alex "Flash" Gordon and his (eventual) supporting cast from creators like Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Jeff Parker, Faith Erin Hicks, Craig Rousseau & mor

Moon Knight #9

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood take readers on a trip inside Marc Spector's mind in "Moon Knight" #9.

Fantastic Four #13

Fri, November 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

Written by James Robinson and drawn by Leonard Kirk, "Fantastic Four" #13 pulls back the shroud of mystery, clueing readers in to the grand mastermind behind the Fantastic Four's problems.

Avengers World #15

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"AXIS" leads to a full-on lineup change for the Avengers in "Avengers World" #15 from writers Nick Spencer and Frank Barbiere and artist Marco Checchetto.

Spider-Woman #1

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Spinning out of "Spider-Verse," Jessica Drew is given another chance at a solo series with "Spider-Woman" #1, thanks to writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Greg Land.

Amazing Spider-Man #10

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Amazing Spider-Man" #10 brings together a plethora of Spider-People in this story from Dan Slott that is drawn by Olivier Coipel.

The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Multiversity: Pax Americana" #1 delivers a conspiracy plot that grabs Blue Beetle, Question, Nightshade and Peacemaker in this story written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Frank Quitely.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #5

Mon, November 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" #5 writer Rick Remender and artist Terry Dodson clearly identify who is on what side and who they're standing against following the "Inversion."

Copperhead #3

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Copperhead" #3, writer Jay Faerber and artist Scott Godlewski continue to define the new frontier as Sheriff Clara Bronson tries to reach the bottom of a murder mystery in her new home of Copperhead.

Nightcrawler #8

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

“Nightcrawler" #8 sends Nightcrawler halfway around the world to answer a plea for help from Bloody Bess in this comic book written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Todd Nauck.

Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Al Ewing and Luke Ross deal with the "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" Inversion after affects in "Captain America and the Mighty Avengers" #1.

Spider-Verse #1

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Spider-Verse" #1 gives readers a collection of stories by a multitude of creators, including Dan Slott, Skottie Young, Humberto Ramos, Katie Cook, and more.

Django/Zorro #1

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Django/Zorro" #1 teams up Django and Don Diego de la Vega in a story written by Quentin Tarrantino ad Matt Wagner that is drawn by Esteve Polls.

All-New Captain America #1

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Sam Wilson dons the red, white and blue and slings the shield in "All-New Captain America" #1 from writer Rick Remender and artist Stuart Immonen.

Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #1

Mon, November 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel" #1 gives readers a chance to meet Gilad Anni-Padda before he raises his blade in battle once more in this story from writer Peter Milligan and artist Cary Nord.

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #1

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program" #1 gives Charles Soule and Salvador Larroca a chance to introduce new characters to try and fill the void left behind by Wolverine's death.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #4

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" #4 introduces the Hulk's Hulk and draws some strange allegiance lines in this story written by Rick Remender and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu.

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1

Thu, November 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

Dynamite Entertainment's agreement with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Brings John Carter back to comic book stands in "John Carter: Warlord of Mars" #1.