Easter Eggs In Man Of Steel You Probably Never Noticed

One of the most infamous names in the entire DC Universe is that of General Dru-Zod himself. The Kryptonian warlord first appeared in Adventure comics #283 in 1961. Here, as in most versions of the character, General Zod was imprisoned in the Phantom Zone for heinous crimes he committed against the people of Krypton. Since then, Zod has made his mark in countless Superman comics, movies, animated appearances, and more. What is perhaps less well known are his sidekicks, known in “Man of Steel” as Rao’s Sword. Characters like Faora-Ul, Nam-Ek, Tor-An, Car-Vex, Dev-Em, and Jax-Ur all come from the original DC Comics.

Each of these characters has their own distinct arcs and comic book history, including appearances on shows like “Smallville” (Faora and Nam-Ek) and “Krypton” (Dev-Em and the Vex Family), but anyway, their names – which are only revealed in the film official novelization – point to the wonderfully vast world of Krypton. Faora (known as Faora Hu-Ul in the comics) has been around since 1977, though she’s often been replaced by the iconic “Superman II” villain Ursa, who happens to be the mother of the General’s own child. Zod, Lor-Zod.

Many of these other Kryptonians had leading or supporting roles in Superman stories such as the “New Krypton” saga, which restored the bottled Kryptonian city of Kandor to its rightful size on Earth. If that’s not a great headache, then we don’t know what is.

Alicia R. Rucker