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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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."

C2E2: Pak, Kuder, Snyder & Soule Celebrate Superman

Wed, April 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Aaron Kuder, Greg Pak, Scott Snyder and Charles Soule joined forces at C2E2 to discuss the Man of Steel.

C2E2: Snyder, Bermejo & More Bring Vertigo to Chicago

Tue, April 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder, Lee Bermejo, Amy Chu & more updated fans on current and upcoming Vertigo projects, including "Vertigo Quarterly: Cyan," at C2E2 2014.

C2E2: Unlocking the Digital Secrets of Marvel Unlimited

Mon, April 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Unlimited Plus members were treated to a private C2E2 panel where the publisher talked its digital platform and gave sneak peeks at its print titles.

C2E2: Dark Horse Presents Gail Simone

Mon, April 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gail Simone spent an hour talking comics with her fans, touching on diversity, creator-owned versus work for hire, online interactions and much more.

REVIEW: Robinson & J. Bone's "The Saviors" #4

Fri, April 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Robinson and J. Bone craft "an unconventional, unpredictable and exciting story" in "The Saviors" #4 for their creator-owned series.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #4

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" #4 introduces the Hulk's Hulk and draws some strange allegiance lines in this story written by Rick Remender and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu.

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1

Thu, November 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

Dynamite Entertainment's agreement with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Brings John Carter back to comic book stands in "John Carter: Warlord of Mars" #1.

Spider-Verse Team-Up #1

Thu, November 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Spider-Verse Team-Up" #1 gives readers an extra chance to check in with Six-Arm Spider-Man, Spider Man Noir, Spider-Ham, Ben Reilly, and Old Man Spider-Man in stories from Christos N. Gage and Roger Stern.

Tooth & Claw #1

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Tooth & Claw" #1 from writer Kurt Busiek and artist Benjamin Dewey, with colors from Jordie Bellaire and letters from Comicraft delivers a clinic on how to introduce a new universe filled with stunning characters.

Guardians of the Galaxy #20

Mon, November 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

The "Original Sin" tie-in ends in "Guardians of the Galaxy" #20 as Brian Bendis and Ed McGuinness finish the story of what happened to Nova Richard Rider in the Cancerverse.

Micro #1

Mon, November 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

George Kambadais introduces readers to two new characters in "Micro" #1 from the Comixology Submit initiative.

Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America #1

Mon, November 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America" #1 teams the former Captain America up with Deadpool to try to reclaim artifacts from Wolverine's life before evildoers can do some evil.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #1

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." #1 gives readers a chance to begin a new set of adventures with Mike Mignola's most popular creation in this comic written by Mignola and John Arcudi and drawn by Alex Maleev.

Harley Quinn Annual #1

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Harley Quinn Annual" #1 brings readers a "rub 'n smell spectacular" that Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and John Timms have a lot of fun producing for readers.

Sinestro #6

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Godhead" hits "Sinestro" #6 and three Lantern Corps pay the price in this story written by Cullen Bunn and drawn by Dale Eaglesham and Martin Coccolo.

Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1

Thu, October 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

A fun romp with some interesting choices, "Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration" #1 features the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine and Jessica Jones as well as some other surprising inclusions.

AXIS: Revolutions #1

Thu, October 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

"AXIS: Revolutions" #1 presents readers with the reaction to Red (Skull) Onslaught's attack in a Spider-Man tale from Dennis Hopeless and Ken Lashley and a Doctor Strange story from Simon Spurrier and Tan Eng Huat.

Infinity Man and the Forever People #4

Fri, October 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Infinity Man and the Forever People" #4 spans the "Futures End" crossover and inches toward the "Green Lantern"-centric "Godhead" story in this issue from Dan Didio and Keith Giffen.

Aquaman #35

Fri, October 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jeff Parker, Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons, Rain Beredo and Taylor Esposito all bring their very best to launch the "Maelstrom" story in "Aquaman" #35.

Cyclops #6

Fri, October 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

John Layman and Javier Garrón climb aboard the Starjammer to join in the spacefaring adventures as the new half of the creative team in "Cyclops" #6.

Catwoman #35

Thu, October 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Catwoman" #35 puts Selina Kyle on a strange new path in this comic book from writer Genevieve Valentine and artist Garry Brown.

AXIS: Hobgoblin #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Kevin Shinick and Javier Rodriguez show readers what it takes to become heroic following Roderick Kingsley's plan in "AXIS: Hobgoblin" #1.

Deathstroke #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Tony S. Daniel pulls double-duty, writing and drawing Slade Wilson and company in "Deathstroke" #1.

Goners #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Image fires up the fun new series machine again and gives readers a chance to get creepy in "Goners" #1 from writer Jacob Semahn and artist Jorge Corona.

Sparks Nevada #0

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Sparks Nevada dons the robot fists in the name of justice in "Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars" #0, written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, drawn by J. Bone, colored by Jordie Bellaire and lettered by Marshall Dillon.

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