Zod was a character from the comics long before Superman 2 though.
Sure, but as a former child viewer of TV's "The Adventures of Superman", and only an occasional comic reader, I'd never heard of Zod. He may as well have been an extra.
King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
I can't wait for the effect on the TOS Prime novels...
"When the Enterprise
staged a raid against a Romulan space station
of Levaeri V
, Harrison was one of the hundred-odd crewpeople chosen to participate. Harrison had to be helped along in the push through the station as he was injured early on in the fighting." (TOS
- Rihannsu novel
: My Enemy, My Ally