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30 Days Hath Novembeard – Day 9

Do you consider yourself a spiteful person?  Can you hold a grudge?  Do you think that if you had been slighted by a contemporary you would see fit to enact your vengeance years later on a different planet upon his adult son?  Then you may be perfect for the Kryptonian Army!  That’s right, gang! Today’s focus in our month-long beard spotlight is…

General Zod.

Kneel.

On the surface, it seems a bit odd that this perfect utopian society would allow a complete sociopath to attain (and keep) the rank of General… until you realize that our planet does this all of the time.

I’ve always been a huge Lex Luthor fan, but General Zod was arguably cooler in the movies.  He was just as powerful as Superman but lacked the perceived weakness of empathy, so he was fast on the track to be the uncontested ruler of Earth (excluding Australia) until Superman waylaid his plans of world domination with a sleeper hold.

Or maybe that was the Donner Cut?

Supes and Zod

Who’s kneeling now, bitch?

Seriously, though… it took this guy and and two friends around 48 hours to effectively take over the entire world. The President surrendered on behalf of the planet! And one of them had a severe learning disability! Even Zod and Ursa, while not mentally disabled, were shockingly naive about the customs of other planets than their own. These were not savvy invaders.  One could argue that Zod’s  strength, speed, and ability to fly are what made him a leader of men.  However, he did not have these attributes on his home planet when he attained the rank of General. No… It’s obvious that the true measure of a leader is the hair on his face.

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