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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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.

REVIEW: Waid and Cheung's "Original Sin" #0 is "Wonderfully Revealing"

Wed, April 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and Jim Cheung kick off "Original Sin" with a "wonderfully revealing" zero issue focusing on Sam Alexander and Uatu, the Watcher.

REVIEW: "X-O Manowar" #24 'Offers Plenty to Impress'

Thu, April 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The Robert Venditti-scripted lead in to the publisher's "Armor Hunters" event, "X-O Manowar" #24 "serves as a splendid introduction" to the Valiant U.

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."

Magneto #9

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Magneto" #9 bounces between the concentration camps of Nazi Germany and the reprogramming facilities on modern-day Genosha in this issue written by Cullen Bunn with Gabriel Hernandez Walta artwork.

Edge of Spider-Verse #1

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Mysterio challenges Spider-Man Noir to a battle in the pages of "Edge of Spider-Verse" #1, written by David Hine and Fabrice Sapolsky with art from Richard Isanove.

Avengers #34.1

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

In “Avengers” #34.1, writer Al Ewing and artist Dale Keown deliver a Hyperion solo adventure that falls short of being spectacular.

Constantine: Futures End #1

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Constantine: Futures End" #1 writer Ray Fawkes puts the helmet of Fate in front of John Constantine, which of course, gives artist Juan Ferreyra plenty to draw.

Superman Unchained #8

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Superman Unchained" #8, Superman and Wraith duke it out in a globe-spanning fight in the penultimate issue of this series written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Jim Lee.

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #6

Tue, September 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

Sholly Fisch and Dario Brizuela send Scooby-Doo and crew to the Hall of Justice to visit the Super Friends in “Scooby-Doo Team-Up” #6.

Captain America #24

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Captain America" #24 escalates Arnim Zola's attack and puts Falcon on the front line, fighting as the lead hero as written by Rick Remender and drawn by the combined efforts of Carlos Pacheco and Paul Renaud.

Swamp Thing: Futures End #1

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

All six kingdoms get a turn in the spotlight as Alec Holland goes on a world-changing quest in "Swamp Thing: Futures End" #1 by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz.

New 52: Futures End #18

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The New 52: Futures End" #18 exhibits some depth to previous surprises and packs in a few more in this story from Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen with art by Georges Jeanty.

Moon Knight #7

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

Khonshu's favored son rises once more, with Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood joining the adventure in "Moon Knight" #7.

Green Lantern: Futures End #1

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Green Lantern: Futures End" #1 brings in Relic, Black Lanterns, Martin Jordan and more in a Robert Venditti story with art from Martin Coccolo and Aaron Lopresti.

The Names #1

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

Written by Peter Milligan with art by Leandro Fernandez, "The Names" #1 opens with an apparent suicide as Katya Walker begins her journey to find out what happened to her husband and why.

Flash Gordon #5

Mon, September 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Flash Gordon" #5 involves a biomass, Hawkmen, Skyrens and the usual trio of Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Doctor Zarkov, as imagined by Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, Sandy Jarrell and Richard Case.

All-New Invaders #9

Mon, September 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

Deathlok guest-stars in "All-New Invaders" #9 by James Robinson and Steve Pugh.

Justice League Dark #34

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Justice League Dark" #34 sends the team to Nanda Parbat as writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Andres Guinaldo give Deadman the spotlight.

All-Star Western #34

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jonah Hex’s adventures come to a most satisfying conclusion as Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti bid the gunslinger farewell in "All-Star Western" #34.

Wolverine #12

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Wolverine" #12 serves up the conclusion to "One Month to Die," but doesn't bring much dying in this story from Paul Cornell with art by Pete Woods.

Captain Midnight #14

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

The technocriminal, Tempus, attacks in "Captain Midnight" #14, written by Joshua Williamson with art from Manuel Garcia.

Guardians of the Galaxy #18

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Bendis and Ed McGuinness use "Original Sin" as a gateway to investigate what really happened in the Cancerverse and why Richard Ryder hasn't been seen since.

Inhuman #4

Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Artist Ryan Stegman joins writer Charles Soule in "Inhuman" #4, just in time for a visit from Thor and the introductions of two more Nuhumans.

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