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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Jonah Hex #43

Sun, May 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

Palmiotti and Gray continue to deliver the goods to the western frontier. As new reader accessible as any book out there, this is one of the best comics you haven't picked up. Yet.

Ms. Marvel #38

Sun, May 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

Ms. Marvel does not appear in this book, unless you're talking about the "new" Ms. Marvel, formerly Moonstone.

Power Girl #1

Sun, May 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

For the first time ever, on any Earth, Power Girl gets her own ongoing series. This is the perfect jumping on point for any reader and should have been alongside "Blackest Night" on Free Comic Book Day.

Fin Fang Four Return #1

Thu, May 7th, 2009 | Category: Review

Fin Fang Foom and some other mega monsters of yesteryear find themselves dealing with some rather unfortunate circumstances, just for the amusement of the reader. Oh, and Wolverine only appears once.

Green Lantern #40

Tue, May 5th, 2009 | Category: Review

With the release of "Blackest Night" #0 for Free Comic Book Day, the War of Light is drawing nearer. This issue moves more pieces onto the virtual chessboard.

Teen Titans #70

Tue, May 5th, 2009 | Category: Review

The "Teen Titans" have their roster hammered out, now the hammer's going to smack the team down into the middle of "Deathtrap".

Madame Xanadu #10

Mon, May 4th, 2009 | Category: Review

Featuring a star-studded cast of DC Universe mystical superbeings from yesteryear, the first story from Vertigo's "Madame Xanadu" draws to a close.

Blackest Night #0

Mon, May 4th, 2009 | Category: Review

You may have been able to get your hands on a copy of "Blackest Night" #0 as part of Free Comic Book Day at your local comic shop, but if it eluded you for some reason, try and find it. It's the best free comic you'll get in some time.

The Stuff of Legend #1

Thu, April 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

It won't be fully released until July, but there is a Free Comic Book Day preview of the "The Stuff of Legend" available at better comic shops this Saturday.

Justice Society of America #26

Wed, April 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

Happy birthday, Stargirl! The end of an era happens here and it certainly makes for an enjoyable read.

Vigilante #5

Tue, April 28th, 2009 | Category: Review

The second installment of the "Deathtrap" storyline plays its way through the latest issue of "Vigilante," featuring a creative team that is a throwback to 1988.

Outsiders #17

Tue, April 28th, 2009 | Category: Review

Peter J. Tomasi's reinvigoration of "Outsiders" continues on behind the dynamic duo cover treatment, this one featuring Geo-Force and Black Lightning.

Mr. Stuffins #1

Tue, April 28th, 2009 | Category: Review

Take an interactive child's toy and upload a military-developed artificial intelligence. From here the story should be fun.

Star Wars: Dark Times #13

Sun, April 26th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Dark Times" continues to explore the galaxy of Star Wars in the early days of the Empire.

Dynamo 5 #21

Thu, April 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

Take two young superheroes and put them on a date. Add one mystery and one drug infestation creeping into the city those heroes work in. Open cover and enjoy results.

Supergirl #40

Thu, April 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

Superwoman's identity is revealed in this issue. Jamal Igle's super pencils are in this book too.

Buck Rogers #0

Wed, April 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Buck Rogers" is still set in the 25th century, and in this issue he brings a gun to a slime fight.

Daredevil #118

Mon, April 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

Daredevil's alliance with one of his greatest foes continues forward, with devastating consequences.

Mighty Avengers #24

Mon, April 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

This issue is a nice little standalone segment steeped in the goings-on across, and history of, the Marvel Universe. That, and the Avengers meet G.R.A.M.P.A.

Secret Invasion Aftermath: Beta Ray Bill: The Green of Eden #1

Sat, April 18th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Secret Invasion" the gift that keeps on giving. This issue focuses on everyone's favorite horse-faced, hammer-wielding substitute thunder god.