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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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."

REVIEW: Duggan & Baldeon Take "Nova" #18 Through "Original Sin"

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan & David Baldeon's "Nova" #18 is "yet another solid issue" that takes Sam Alexander through "Original Sin."

REVIEW: Remender & Klein Drive "The Iron Nail" Home in "Captain America" #21

Fri, June 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In all war stories, a terrible price must be paid, and the same holds true in "Captain America" #21, by Rick Remender and Nic Klein.

REVIEW: "The New 52: Futures End" Continues to Intrigue

Thu, June 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Five issues in, "The New 52: Futures End" continues to present more questions than it answers, which is enough to keep readers dialed in to see what's next.

REVIEW: Art & Franco Are Back with "Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse" #1

Thu, June 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Art and Franco head back to their Eisner Award winning roots with "Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse," a 'perfect gateway comic for the young.'

REVIEW: Surprises Abound in "Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man" #2

Thu, June 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis and Dave Marquez bring back more characters with surprising agendas in "Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man" #2.

REVIEW: Parker, Pelletier & More Bring Swamp Thing to "Aquaman" #31

Fri, May 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Swamp Thing guest-stars in a compelling issue of "Aquaman" #31 by Jeff Parker, Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons and more.

REVIEW: Robinson, Kirk & More Craft "Fantastic Four" #5

Thu, May 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Robinson, Leonard Kirk and more deliver "Fantastic Four" #5 as an issue that "hits readers in the gut" for a memorable story.

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Begin Final "Zero Year" Chapter in "Batman" #31

Thu, May 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo open up the final arc of "Zero Year" in "Batman" #31, which continues the high quality of the long-running story.

REVIEW: Valiant's Anniversary Spectacular "X-O Manowar" #25

Mon, May 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Venditti, J.G. Jones, Bryan Hitch and more craft "X-O Manowar" #25, an anniversary issue that "sets the bar high for the rest of the line."

REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's "Daredevil" #3

Fri, May 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid & Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #3 is a solid and excellent jumping-on point for new readers, despite being three issues deep.

ADVANCE REVIEW: Manning & Wieszczyk's "Interesting Drug"

Wed, May 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Shaun Manning & Anna Wieszczyk's "Interesting Drug" "defies time constraints and offers readers an imaginative escape."

REVIEW: Asmus & Kano's "Quantum and Woody" #10

Thu, May 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Asmus and Kano continue the story of the Worst Superhero Team in "Quantum and Woody" #10, filled with "action, adventure, intrigue and humor."

Waid Takes Fans Inside the Creator's Studio

Wed, May 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid spent an hour with a C2E2 audience discussing his career, his approach to writing revisiting past works and much more.

Palmiotti & Friends Get a Little Raunchy at C2E2

Tue, May 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

At C2E2, writer/artist Jimmy Palmiotti hosted a panel with Amanda Conner, Cully Hamner, Nicola Scott and Jill Thompson to chat about -- stuff.

REVIEW: Kindt & Crain's "Rai" #1 is "An Immersive Experience"

Fri, May 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain's debut issue of "Rai" "demands more time and attention than one simple read-through can process."

Swamp Thing #37

Mon, December 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Writer Charles Soule, artist Jesus Saiz, colorist Matt Hollingsworth and letterer Travis Lanham pull out all the stops as they introduce the Machine Queen and set her on a path of conquest.

Legendary Star-Lord #6

Mon, December 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Legendary Star-Lord" #6, writer Sam Humphries and artist Paco Medina finally send Peter Quill and Kitty Pryde on a date, and chaos ensues.

Peach and the Isle of Monsters #1

Fri, December 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

Aw Yeah Comics! adds another title to their catalog with "Peach and the Isle of Monsters" #1, written by Franco Aureliani and drawn by Agnes Garbowska.

Shaft #1

Thu, December 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

Shut your mouth! And read "Shaft" #1, written by David F. Walker and drawn by Bilquis Evely.

Angela: Asgard's Assassin #1

Thu, December 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

With gorgeous art from Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans, "Angela: Asgard's Assassin" #1 brings readers the adventures of the angel of Heven in this comic book written by Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett.

Green Lantern #37

Thu, December 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Green Lantern" #37 presents the opening chapter of the final act of "Godhead" in a story written by Robert Venditti and drawn by Francis Portela.

Valiant-Sized Quantum & Woody #1

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Quantum and Woody get star treatment in a standalone mega-sized read written by Tim Siedell and James Asmus with art from Pere Pérez and Brian Level in "Valiant-Sized Quantum and Woody" #1.

All-New Invaders #12

Mon, December 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

The Martians attack in "All-New Invaders" #12, written by James Robinson and drawn by Marc Laming and Barry Kitson.

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #17

Mon, December 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

Writer Nick Spencer and artist Steve Lieber give readers one more slice of absurdity as the series concludes in "The Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #17.

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.

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