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starwolf_oakley ([personal profile] starwolf_oakley) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-01-28 06:20 pm

ACTION COMICS: Zod's origin

The "General Zod from Polkistan" story in ACTION COMICS was a puzzler for a while, and not just because of his name. First because, when Superman confronted him during "Our Worlds at War" he said "What are you going to do... kill me?" Second, Bizarro saw Zod without his helmet and told Superman "Him look like you!" Superman said "So... he doesn't look like me?" Superman was really concerned over a foe who seemed to know about that time he killed those Pocket Universe Kryptonians.

Originally, Zod was going to be the Kal-El from an alternate universe Krypton created by Brainiac 13 and based on actual Kryptonian history. That Krypton was introduced in a storyline called "Return to Krypton."

Zod's origin was changed, but there was a VERY strong link to Kal-El. Like the Smallville Zod, he wanted to turn the sun red.

Zod decides to explain his origin to Superman, and how he is "everything you are not."

Joe-El was a smart guy, but he really screwed up not realizing that radioactive pieces of Krypton would travel with Kal-El's ship to Earth.

In Soviet Russia, yellow sun weakens YOU!

"Let's see, my father is really dead, everything I know is a lie, blah blah blah... Hey, this stuff about the guy in blue tights and a red cape is interesting!"

This Russian getting contacted by the ghost of General Zod might be a bit of a stretch, but it seems to work.