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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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.

Manhunter #32

Sun, August 3rd, 2008 | Category: Review

Loads of cameos and easter eggs fill out an issue that's new reader friendly and DC Universe situated.

Super Friends #5

Thu, July 31st, 2008 | Category: Review

Unmistakably aimed at a younger audience in support of a toy line, but delivering a fun story that might just sneak in an educational factoid or to.

Blue Beetle #29

Thu, July 31st, 2008 | Category: Review

A new writer helms the adventures of the new Blue Beetle. It's a good start with one misstep, but a lot of hope for the future.

Joker's Asylum: Scarecrow #1

Mon, July 28th, 2008 | Category: Review

The new "Jokery's Asylum" issue gets off to a slow start, but a nice twist and pleasant art makes for an enjoyable read.

Ambush Bug: Year None #1

Wed, July 23rd, 2008 | Category: Review

Ambush Bug returns in all his glory, and Keith Giffen's got a whole new status quo in the DC Universe to play with.

Manhunter #31

Sun, July 20th, 2008 | Category: Review

The return of the "Manhunter" comic starts off with a quick -- but dense -- recap, before launching into an entertaining new storyline.

Joker's Asylum: Penguin #1

Sun, July 20th, 2008 | Category: Review

Jasons Aaron and Pearson combine to define The Penguin in a meaningful way.

Final Crisis: Requiem #1

Fri, July 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Requiem" is an apt farewell for the Martian Manhunter, with a poignant and memorable script by Peter J. Tomasi.

Firebreather #1

Wed, July 9th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Firebreather" returns as a regular series with series creators Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn behind the wheel. This first entry is extremely new reader friendly, as well as being a rollicking good time.

Guardians of the Galaxy #2

Sat, July 5th, 2008 | Category: Review

The series rewards old school fans while creating something new for itself in modern Marvel mythology.

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