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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Star Wars: The Clone Wars #1

Sun, September 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Star Wars: the Clone Wars" fills the downtime between feature release and television series while providing a new tale of familiar faces.

Guerillas #1

Sun, September 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Guerillas" is a blood and guts war story, told first person and crafted in black and white. The Vietnam War has provided many a backdrop for stories, but this one brings a unique twist.

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #43

Thu, September 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Marvel Adventures Spider-Man" offers up a fun, burden-free story of everyone's favorite webhead. It's a fun read and on occasion offers up some interesting moments, such as the resolution to this issue.

Marvel Apes #1

Thu, September 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Marvel Apes" is a bit of a reach conceptually, and is certainly not a book for every fan. It does, however, bring an unexpected charm while providing an escape from the summertime events of the main Marvel Universe.

Sub-Mariner: The Depths #1

Thu, September 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Sub-Mariner: The Depths" takes a surface-dweller into the depths hunting for clues of the existence of fabled Atlantis. Unfortunately, the reader doesn't see much more of a clue to its existence than the characters in the book.

The Dragon Prince #1

Tue, September 9th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Dragon Prince," from Ron Marz and Lee Moder, follows the trials and tribulations of 14-year-old Aaron Chiang. Aaron's mother, April, writes novels about dragons, which Aaron didn't really think twice about. Until now.

Manhunter #34

Tue, September 9th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Forgotten" continues on as Manhunter finds herself in the middle of a massive operation that has drawn the interest of both the Suicide Squad and the Birds of Prey.

X-Men Origins: Beast #1

Fri, September 5th, 2008 | Category: Review

"X-Men Origins" continues with the story of the Beast before he joined the X-Men. We've seen pieces in flashback, but this story is set completely in flashback and takes Hank McCoy out of the ordinary world.

Wolverine: First Class #6

Tue, September 2nd, 2008 | Category: Review

"Wolverine: First Class" attempts to put the "all" back in "all ages" reads. Find out what Doug Zawisza and his oldest daughter, Amanda, think about this latest issue of the shared adventures of Logan and Kitty Pryde.

The Flash #243

Tue, August 26th, 2008 | Category: Review

Tom Peyer and Freddie Williams II draw their chapter of the life and times of Wally West (and family) to a close in a showdown in Gorilla City, but not all of the characters leave this issue in the same state they start it.

Family Dynamic #1

Mon, August 25th, 2008 | Category: Review

Hidden beneath the banner of a Johnny DC title, this book is not a book for kids, but rather a story for ALL AGES! Family, legacy and super-heroics await behind a Sean Galloway cover.

Incredible Hercules #120

Wed, August 20th, 2008 | Category: Review

Drawing a close the "Sacred Invasion", Hercules and his God Squad are finally able to go face-to-face with the Skrulls' gods " Sl'gur't and Kly'bn -- in a hard-hitting adventure.

King-Size Spider-Man Summer Special #1

Sun, August 17th, 2008 | Category: Review

The opening page says it all, "Warning! The following stories did not really happen! ( . . . unless you just want to read a few fun stories. Then these count.)"

Manhunter #33

Thu, August 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Forgotten" sinks its hooks deeper into the DCU as Kate Spencer continues to live the DC equivalent of Kevin Bacon, touching characters from the DCU as varied as Oracle and Phantom Lady.

Secret Invasion #5

Wed, August 13th, 2008 | Category: Review

This issue wraps up some dangling threads from all four previous issues and offers the reader a promise of things to come. Yes, one of those dangling issues is the revelation of who was or wasn't a Skrull on the starship that crashed in the Savage La

Firebreather #2

Tue, August 12th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Firebreather" is the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man, complete with humans, dragons, and teenagers.

Hawkman Special #1

Mon, August 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

Hawkman's past, like his mace are shattered in this issue that will almost certainly leave readers wondering what they’ve just encountered and why it has to happen.

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Season 2 #1

Wed, August 6th, 2008 | Category: Review

If you are looking for an adventure tale featuring Spider-Man, this book is not it. Looking for a story driven by strong characters that plays with a few of the toys in the Spider-Man sandbox and has fun doing it? This title is for you.

Green Lantern #33

Tue, August 5th, 2008 | Category: Review

As it did last year, "Green Lantern" is providing an exciting summer read with high stakes adventure and two-fisted fun. This may be a tale of yore, but it certainly should be a read of yours.

Black Panther #39

Sun, August 3rd, 2008 | Category: Review

"Black Panther" meets "Secret Invasion" as a war breaks out. The ubiquitous Jason Aaron scripts this tie-in issue.

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