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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The Incredibles #0

Fri, August 28th, 2009 | Category: Review

The birth of Jack-Jack seems like a nice logical place to begin the new ongoing "Incredibles" comic series, doesn't it?

New Avengers #58

Thu, August 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

Mockingbird finds herself alone against a foe who just took down Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Ms. Marvel, Captain America, Clint Barton, and Cage. Things get a whole lot worse from there.

Blackest Night: Titans #1

Thu, August 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night" falls over Titans Tower. As with anything that falls over Titans Tower, this is going to get ugly, but in a good story kind of way.

The Darkness/Pitt #1

Wed, August 26th, 2009 | Category: Review

The cover says it all (although the use of parentheses perplexes me a bit) "The First Pitt Comic in a Decade!"

Batgirl #1

Fri, August 21st, 2009 | Category: Review

Barbara Gordon is in the new "Batgirl" comic. Is she wearing the cowl? I promise not to spoil it, but will give you my assessment of the issue.

Mighty Avengers #28

Fri, August 21st, 2009 | Category: Review

The Young Avengers make an appearance in the "Mighty Avengers" this month as someone who is not quite an Avenger is causing trouble for Mighty Avengers and Stature wants to stop it.

Outsiders #21

Thu, August 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

Following their inaugural mission, the Outsiders return to the Batcave only to discover that they are no longer welcome there. Alfred does, however, have a new mission for the team.

Monsters, Inc.: Laugh Factory #1

Wed, August 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

"I am Monsters, Incorporated!" Or at least I read "Monsters, Inc.: Laugh Factory" #1.

Action Comics #880

Mon, August 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Codename: Patriot" brings the battle to Earth. One small problem: Earth has this thing against New Krypton. Captain Atom also takes a step forward in this issue.

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers #4

Mon, August 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

The adventures of Ms. Lion and his merry band of Marvel pets and animal sidekicks conclude with a battle against Thanos. Yes, Ms. Lion versus Thanos.

Superman: Secret Files 2009

Sun, August 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Codename: Patriot" has begun over in the Superbooks. This is a pricey way to get caught up to speed, but for the most part, it is very informative.

Star Wars Adventures: Princess Leia and the Royal Ransom

Sat, August 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

Your worshipfulness and her pal, Han Solo, invite you on an adventure loosely set between "Star Wars: A New Hope" and "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back". Of course the hyperdrive is fixed. Yes, Chewbacca is there too.

Superman: World of New Krypton #6

Sat, August 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

The S-shield numbering flips here, starting with a new #1, and changing to a red background. Appropriate considering "Codename: Patriot" involves a bit of military posturing.

Doom Patrol #1

Thu, August 6th, 2009 | Category: Review

The all-new Doom Patrol hit the shelves and one of the members checks out. Why the Doom Patrol? "'Challengers of the Unknown'" was already taken," says Robotman.

War Machine #8

Wed, August 5th, 2009 | Category: Review

War Machine's attempts to shut down Ultimo bring him into direct conflict with his former West Coast Avengers allies and the C.E.O. of Stark Solutions.

Iron Man & the Armor Wars #1

Wed, August 5th, 2009 | Category: Review

Old school Iron Man fans might be crying "Foul!" over this book, but the original Armor Wars was over twenty years ago. Things have changed, and this story is definitely targeted at a modern audience.

Ultimatum: X-Men Requiem #1

Tue, August 4th, 2009 | Category: Review

"They didn't ask to be different or to be heroes" is the epitaph etched into the memorial built upon the grounds of Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Children in Westchester, New York. I didn't ask for this book to be good. Looks

Batman: The Brave and the Bold #7

Sun, August 2nd, 2009 | Category: Review

J. Torres and J. Bone – the creative team from "Alison Dare" – join forces in this team-up between Batman and the Doom Patrol.

Justice League of America #35

Thu, July 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

The Royal Flush Gang attack Las Vegas and the Justice League arrive to thwart them. Well, at least some of the Justice League.

Justice Society of America #29

Wed, July 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

A new era begins for the Justice Society of America -- New members! New threats! New creative team! New review!