General Zod I
Nick Name
Civilian ID

Military Leader

Would-Be Conqueror

Legal Status
Citizen of Krypton with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Group Affiliation
Krypton Armed Forces
Base of Operations
Phantom Zone
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Solar enhanced biologically typical Kryptonian possessing superhuman strength, speed, agility, stamina, invulnerability, super-sonic flight, laser vision, x-ray vision, macroscopic and microscopic vision, acute senses, hurricane-force and super-cooled breath, ability to live without nutrition, liquid, air or rest for long periods of time and an extremely long life expectancy.

Invulnerability is derived from a biological aura, which can be extended to other objects and beings within close proximity.

Above average intelligence with skills as a military leader

Note: General Zod is unable to see through the element Lead.

Only known weaknesses are to red solar radiation, Kryptonite radiation, Kryptonian viruses and magic.

Kryptonite is a radioactive element native to the extinct planet Krypton, and depending on its color qualities, effects Superman in different ways. Green Kryptonite is deadly.

Xarxas is a Kryptonian virus which causes havoc with the mental reason and abilities of superhuman Kryptonians eventually resulting in coma and then death.

Common Enemies
Regularly Appearing

Action Comics

Superman Vol. 2

First Appearance
Adventure Comics #283 (April, 1961)
Robert Bernstein & George Papp

Supreme commander of Krypton's military, General Dru-Zod became obsessed with the security of the planet at the expense of all civil liberties. After a failed attempt to gain ultimate control over the planet, General Zod was imprisoned within a dimensional prison known as the Phantom Zone, discovered by the scientist Jor-El who would later send his son Kal-El to Earth before the death of Krypton.

From within the Phantom Zone prisoners can see the living world, but not communicate or interact with it, and in time Zod and his cohorts Ursa and Non would engineer their escape. Their home planet now destroyed, Zod attempts to conquer Earth the adopted home of the son of their one-time adversary, Jor-El, the hero known as Superman.