General Zod (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
Real Name: Dru - Zod
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Was in charge of Krypton's space program until it was canceled after the destruction of Wegthor. He then set out to seize power by creating his own army of artificial men, all doubles of himself. Not the best of scientists, Zod produced only imperfect doubles of himself. They were destroyed and Zod was sent to the Phantom Zone.
Head of Krypton's space program. Director of the facilities in Kryptonopolis. He hired Jor-El straight out of school, causing the young Jor to move from his native Kandor (at the time, capital city of Krypton) to the slightly smaller second-city.
The irony of this hiring decision was one of the details lost in post-Crisis Kryptonian history.
He was sentenced to a 40-year term in the Phantom Zone for attempting to overthrow the government.
Typically, this character is referred to more simply as General Zod. This character's first name is often lost on modern readers, perhaps largely because it was never included in the films, Superman and Superman II, and because it has not carried over to the post-Crisis Earth.
First Appearance: Adventure Comics (1938) #283
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Action Comics (1938)
#298#304 Adventure Comics (1938)
- 'The Interplanetary Olympics!'#307
- 'Supergirl's Wedding Day!'#309
- 'The Superman Super-Spectacular'#321
- 'Superman--Weakest Man in the World!'#336#389
- 'The Kid Who Struck Out Superman!'#473
- 'The Great Phantom Peril!'#492
- 'Superman's Secret Afterlife!'#492 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Superman's Secret Afterlife!'#548
- 'Escape From The Phantom Zone!'#548 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Escape From The Phantom Zone!'#549
- 'Superman Meets The Zod Squad!'#582
- 'The Strange Rebirth Of Jor-El And Lara!'#583
- 'Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, Part Two'
DC Comics Presents (1978)
#73 DC Comics: the Sequential Art of Amanda Conner (2012)
- 'Rampage In Scarlet'#84
- 'Give Me Power...Give Me Your World!'#97
- 'Phantom Zone - The Final Chapter'
HC DC Special (1968)
- 'DC Comics: the Sequential Art of Amanda Conner'
DC Universe by Alan Moore (2012)
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore (2006)
TPB DC's Greatest Imaginary Stories (2005)
- 'DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore'
Green Lantern (1960)
#122 JSA: Classified (2005)
- 'With These Rings...'#123
- 'Mission Of No Return!'
#3 Super DC Giant (1970)
- 'Power Trip, Part III'
#162 Superman Album (1982)
- 'The Amazing Story Of Superman-Red And Superman-Blue!'#233
- 'Superman Breaks Loose'#363
- 'The Dying Day Of Lois And Lana!'
#3 Superman Extra (1980)
- 'Die Gangster aus der Phantomzone!'
Superman: The Many Worlds of Krypton (2018)
TPB Superman: World Of Krypton (2008)
- 'Superman: The Many Worlds of Krypton'
TPB Tales of the Legion (1984)
- 'Superman: World Of Krypton'
#318 The Best of DC (1979)
- 'Shadows of Future Past'#319
- 'If Memory Should Fail'
The New Adventures of Superboy (1980)
#9 The Phantom Zone (1982)
- 'How To Stamp Out A Superboy'
The Superman Family (1974)
The World of Krypton (1979)
#1 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'The Jor-El Story'#3
- 'The Last Days Of Krypton'
#18 World's Finest Comics (1941)
- 'Phantom Girl to Pursuer'
- 'Race to Save Time'#256
- 'The Werewolf Of Krypton!'
Superman II (1981)
Phantom Zone (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
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