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: The Massive "Deadpool" #27 Wedding Issue

Fri, April 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and Mike Hawthorne are joined by many creators from Deadpool's history to celebrate his wedding in "Deadpool" #27.

REVIEW: Kirkman & Ottley's "Invincible" #110

Thu, April 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley's "Invincible" #110 puts Mark Grayson through emotional turmoil in more ways than one.

REVIEW: Robinson, Waid, Dell'Otto & Dell'Edera's "Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business"

Mon, April 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Robinson, Mark Waid, Gabriele Dell'Otto & Werther Dell'Edera's "Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business" OGN is "very solid."

REVIEW: Bendis, Pichelli & More Celebrate "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #200

Thu, April 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis, Sarah Pichelli, Mark Bagley, Mark Brooks, David Lafuente, Dave Marquez & Andrew Hennessy's "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #200 is a great milestone issue.

REVIEW: Slott, Gage & Camuncoli's "Superior Spider-Man" #30

Fri, March 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott, Christos Gage & Giuseppe Camuncoli's "Superior Spider-Man" #30 presents a "fresh, electric and invigorating" penultimate series issue.

REVIEW: Lemire & Foreman's "Animal Man" #29

Thu, March 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman's "Animal Man" #29 wraps the series in an emotionally satisfying issue for longtime fans of the character.

5-STAR REVIEW: Snyder & Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #1 is "One Hell of a Start"

Wed, March 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque make a triumphant return with "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #1, "one hell of a start" to the new series.

REVIEW: Van Lente & Smith's "Magnus, Robot Fighter" #1

Thu, March 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fred Van Lente & Cory Smith's Dynamite relaunch of "Magnus, Robot Fighter" is "a fine addition to the Gold Key lineup."

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Return To "Zero Year" For "Batman" #29

Thu, March 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's extra-sized "Batman" #29 heads back to "Zero Year" with "meticulous writing" and "enthusiastically, brutally animated art."

REVIEW: Aguirre-Sacasa & Francavilla's "Afterlife With Archie" #4

Thu, March 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Francesco Francavilla's "Afterlife With Archie" #4 is "a fun story that crosses genres and transforms a cast of characters."

REVIEW: Ellis & Shalvey's "Moon Knight" #1

Wed, March 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's "Moon Knight" #1 puts a new spin on the disciple of Khonsu in "a magnificent debut issue" for All-New Marvel NOW!

REVIEW: Palmiotti, Gray & Johnson Celebrate 100 issues of Hex in "All-Star Western" #28

Fri, February 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray & Staz Johnson celebrate 100 issues of working on Jonah Hex with "All-Star Western" #28, "one of the very best comics DC has to offer."

REVIEW: Robinson & Kirk's "Fantastic Four" #1

Thu, February 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Robinson and Leonard Kirk bring a strong "Fantastic Four" debut to All-New Marvel NOW!, a "welcome addition" to the publisher's library.

REVIEW: Waid & Krause's "Daredevil: Road Warrior" #1 Infinite Comic

Tue, February 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid & Peter Krause go cross-country with "Daredevil: Road Warrior" #1, with a story that's "some of the very best Marvel has to offer."

REVIEW: Ryan & Marquez's "The Joyners in 3D" is "A Thing of Beauty"

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

R.J. Ryan and David Marquez's "The Joyners in 3D" OGN is "a game-changer, reawakening 3D comics" and "a thing of beauty" in stereoscopic 3D.

REVIEW: Duggan & Medina's "Nova" #13.NOW

Fri, February 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan & Paco Medina construct a meeting between Sam Alexander and Beta Ray Bill in "Nova" #13.NOW, an issue that's "pure comic joy."

REVIEW: Johns & Reis Bring the Metal Men to "Justice League" #28

Thu, February 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis & Joe Prado bring "a gorgeous new appearance" for the Metal Men in "Justice League" #28.

REVIEW: Williams & Coleby's "The Royals: Masters of War" #1

Fri, February 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Rob Williams & Simon Coleby's superpowered comic "The Royals: Masters of War" #1 is "a fresh, unexpected tale filled with familiar notions."

REVIEW: "The Trial of Jean Grey" Continues in Bendis & Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #23

Thu, February 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis & Stuart Immonen's "All New X-Men" #23 "hits an unexpected note and offers a payoff to readers" for "The Trial of Jean Grey."

REVIEW: Snyder, Tynion & Nguyen's Future-Shifted "Batman" #28

Wed, February 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV & Dustin Nguyen's future-shifted "Batman" #28 is "a change of pace, a switch in visual impact, a breath of fresh air."

Grayson #2

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Grayson" #2 deals with the growing mystery of Spyral and a high-speed cannibal in the second issue of the series written by Tom King and Tim Seeley with are from Mikel Janin.

Action Comics #34

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder pit Superman against the Ghost Solider once more in “Action Comics” #29.

Rocket Raccoon #2

Thu, August 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

Skottie Young sends Rocket to prison in "Rocket Raccoon" #2, and Rocket breaks out in spectacular fashion.

Superior Spider-Man #32

Thu, August 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Superior Spider-Man" #32 gives Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Adam Kubert a chance to check in with Otto Octavius before the events of "Spider-Verse" unfurl.

Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #1

Wed, August 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers" #1 feels like a modern-day rediscovery of a classic Kirby concept, which is exactly what it is, courtesy of writer Joe Casey and artists Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg and Ulises Farinas.

Howtoons [Re]Ignition #1

Wed, August 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Howtoons [Re]Ignition" #1 by writer Fred Van Lente and artist Tom Fowler delivers a cool story, science lessons and how-to instructions for some simple, but fun activities.

Guardians of the Galaxy #17

Fri, August 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

Cyclops #3

Thu, July 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Cyclops" #3 Russell Dauterman and Greg Rucka strand Cyclops and his father, Corsair, on "Gilligan's Planet," forcing them to discuss their relationship.

100th Anniversary Special: Guardians of the Galaxy #1

Thu, July 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

"100th Anniversary Special: Guardians of the Galaxy" #1 presents a fun romp across the galaxy from writers Andy Lanning and Ron Marz with art from Gustavo Duarte.

C.O.W.L. #3

Thu, July 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

"C.O.W.L." #3 brings the spotlight to Radia in a relatively low-key issue that adds mortar to the foundation of this world being built by writers Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel with art from Rod Reis and letters from Troy Peteri.

Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo #1

Wed, July 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

John Layman and Rob Guillory sum up "Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo" #1 quite elegantly with one line of dialog: "This is no ordinary secret agent chicken."

Owlgirls #1

Wed, July 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

A Kickstarter success story, “Owlgirls” #1, from Red Anvil Press trips back to the 1940s to check in on a trio of owl-faced sisters in this story by Robert J. Sodaro, Rachele Aragno and Dave Ryan.

Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Armor Hunters: Bloodshot" #1, written by Joe Harris with art from Trevor Hairsine is both a compliant crossover tie-in and a dynamic introduction to Bloodshot and the world currently under siege from the Armor Hunters.

Aquaman #33

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

Chimera continues to cause havoc as he searches for the "little king of Atlantis" in "Aquaman" #33, written by Jeff Parker and drawn by Paul Pelletier.

Batman and Robin #33

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

The Justice League make an appearance in "Batman and Robin" #33, sharing their thoughts with Batman in this story written by Peter J. Tomasi and drawn by Patrick Gleason.

Star-Spangled War Stories #1

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Star-Spangled War Stories" #1 introduces G. I. Zombie in a story written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray with art from Scott Hampton.

Savage Hulk #2

Thu, July 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Savage Hulk" #2 continues the team-up with the X-Men from times past, courtesy of Alan Davis on words and pictures.

Nova #19

Thu, July 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

Gerry Duggan and David Baldeon bring in Rocket Raccoon to help Sam Alexander search for some answers about his dad in the pages of "Nova" #19.

Teen Titans #1

Wed, July 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Teen Titans" #1 hits the racks again, with a slightly different roster and new creators Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort.

The Devilers #1

Wed, July 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

All hell breaks loose in the middle of the Vatican, thanks to writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Matt Triano in their comic book, "The Devilers" #1.

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