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: 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."

REVIEW: Pak & Colak's "Turok" #1

Mon, February 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Pak and Mirko Colak's debut issue of Dynamite's "Turok: Dinosaur Hunter" "delivers on all expectations readers could have."

REVIEW: Aaron & Pastoras' "Thor: God of Thunder" #18

Fri, January 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron and Das Pastoras present "a magnificent sample of collaborative excellence" with "Thor: God of Thunder" #18.

REVIEW: Johns, Reis & Prado's "Justice League" #27

Fri, January 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis & Joe Prado's "Justice League" #27 brings a focus on Cyborg, delivering "a damn fine read filled with bombastic fun."

REVIEW: Kesel, Ienco, Allred & Quinones Wrap "Fantastic Four" #16

Thu, January 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Karl Kesel, Raffaele Ienco, Lee Allred & Joe Quinones deliver a truly fantastic conclusion to Matt Fraction's run in "Fantastic Four" #16.

REVIEW: Hickman, Spencer & Caselli Populate "Avengers World" #1

Thu, January 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer & Stefano Caselli debut issue of "Avengers World" "sets up a number of plots bubbling with potential."

REVIEW: "Avengers" #24.NOW - Great for Longtime Fans, But Not New Reader-Friendly

Thu, December 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman's "Avengers" #24.NOW is satisfying for longtime fans, but may prove problematic for new readers despite the giant #1 on the cover.

REVIEW: Kindt and Braithwaite's "Unity" #2

Mon, December 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite present a "well-paced, action-packed bigscreen adventure" for Valiant Entertainment's "Unity" #2.

ADVANCE REVIEW: North, Paroline & Lamb Kick Off BOOM! Box with "The Midas Flesh" #1

Wed, December 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Ryan North, Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb kick off BOOM! Box with "The Midas Flesh" #1, "a solid first offering" of the imprint.

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Continue "Zero Year" in "Batman" #26

Wed, December 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo's "Batman" #26 "continues to do a fine job of adding more to the Batman mythology" as "Zero Year" continues.

REVIEW: Aaron & McGuinness' "Amazing X-Men" #2

Mon, December 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness scatter the X-Men across Heaven & Hell in "Amazing X-Men" #2, an issue "full of hope and excitement."

REVIEW: Waid & Asrar's "Indestructible Hulk #16

Mon, December 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and new series artist Mahmud Asrar's "Indestructible Hulk" #16 follows up on the time-travel arc with a strong issue.

New 52: Futures End #7

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

With art from Aaron Lopresti and Art Thibert, "New 52: Futures End" #7 is an issue of transitions that doesn't do anything to further any of the divergent storylines opened to this point.

Nova #18

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Nova" #18, Gerry Duggan and David Baldeon send Sam Alexander to the moon, where the fledgling Nova finds himself drawn into the "Original Sin" event.

The Lone Ranger #25

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Lone Ranger" #25 gives Ande Parks and Esteve Polls a chance to ride off into the sunset alongside Tonto and the Lone Ranger.

All-New Invaders #6

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

An "Original Sin" tie-in issue, "All-New Invaders" #6 introduces Radiance, from writer James Robinson and artist Marc Laming.

Deadpool #30

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

Deadpool and Dazzler team up to fight vampires in "Deadpool" #30, an "Original Sin" tie-in issue from Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and artist John Lucas.

Constantine #15

Fri, June 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Constantine" #15 sends the titular character to Hong Kong for a discussion with Graceful Moon, who just so happens to be cornering the market on luck.

Amazing Spider-Man #1.2

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Amazing Spider-Man" #1.2 is the second installment of Dan Slott's story, graced with Ramon Pérez artwork, about the evolution of Spider-Man and Peter Parker.

Manifest Destiny #7

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Writer Chris Dingess and artist Matthew Roberts return alongside Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in "Manifest Destiny" #7 as the Louisiana Purchase continues to divulge its secrets.

Infinity Man and the Forever People #1

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Infinity Man and the Forever People" #1 from Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen is a little short on Infinity Man, but chock full of Jack Kirby-inspired and created concepts and characters.

Amazing X-Men #8

Mon, June 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ed McGuinness returns to the title with new writing duo Craig Kyle and Chris Yost as "Amazing X-Men" #8 opens up "World War Wendigo!"

Captain America #21

Fri, June 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Captain America" #21 draws to a close Rick Remender's "The Iron Nail" storyline. And as with all war stories, a terrible price must be paid.

The New 52: Futures End #5

Thu, June 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The New 52: Futures End" #5 breaks down the Firestorm matrix and dials up the latest Terrifitech creation while Grifter lies helpless, in enemy hands.

Painkiller Jane: The 22 Brides #1

Thu, June 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jimmy Palmiotti presents two tales in "Painkiller Jane: The 22 Brides" #1, with art from Juan Santacruz, Noberto Fernandez and Steve Mannion.

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #2

Wed, June 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

After last issue's surprising return, Brian Michael Bendis and Dave Marquez bring back more surprise characters with surprising agendas in "Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man" #2.

Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #1

Wed, June 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

Comic fans everywhere can exclaim "Aw Yeah!" as Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani revisit a fan-favorite with "Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse" #1.

Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #5 #5

Fri, May 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird" #5 draws the adventures of Maxwell and Melody Keep to a close -- for now -- courtesy of writer Brandon Seifert and artist Karl Moline.

Aquaman #31

Fri, May 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

Aquaman brings the fight to Swamp Thing in "Aquaman" #31, written by Jeff Parker with art by Paul Pelletier and Alvaro Martinez.

Fantastic Four #5

Thu, May 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

James Robinson and Leonard Kirk deliver a grand tour of the Marvel Universe and begin dealing with the ramifications of the assault on New York in “Fantastic Four” #3.

Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1

Thu, May 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Mark Waid and Neil Edwards introduce readers to Adam Spektor and company in "Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult" #1.

Nightwing #30

Thu, May 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Dick Grayson's time as a grown-up sidekick draws to a close in "Nightwing" #30 from writers Tim Seeley and Tom King and a slew of artists.

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