While watching clips from "Man of Steel", I noticed that Zod's house symbol (the logo on his chest) looks very much like the symbol used in "Red Son". For those who haven't read it, Red Son is an Elseworlds title where baby Kal-L crashed in the Soviet Union instead of Kansas. When he became Superman, he adopted as his chest symbol the sickle-and-hammer logo of the Soviet Union:

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Has anyone involved with the production of "Man of Steel" commented on this similarity, or on where they got the inspiration for the various house emblems?

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    I believe that Zod's face may be a response to your question :) – Edmund Dantes Oct 20 '17 at 12:32
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    @EdmundDantes - lol yeah I had a hard time finding a picture of Zod that clearly showed the logo, and even then I had to highlight it in PS to make it more visible. It was only coincidence that the two images feature the same pose, but I liked the symmetry of it despite his goofy expression – Omegacron Oct 20 '17 at 13:34

Actually, Zod's symbol is most likely a callback to Kryptonese, the Kryptonian language used in the comics from 1986-2000. enter image description here

The language used a syllabary instead of an alphabet, and the syllables never actually translated into anything. However, if you look to the bottom of the chart, the symbol

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looks an awful lot like Zod's emblem. Furthermore 'zg' is the closest we get to 'Zod' in any Kryptonian alphabet.

Source: http://kryptonian.info/bridwell-turniansky/alphabet.html

*The source of my source: http://kryptonian.info/bridwell-turniansky/about.html *

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    This would be a stronger answer if you told us specifically where you got the alphabet table. Is it from a website? Did you scan it from a particular comic book? Draw it from memory? What? – Brythan Jun 8 '18 at 3:36

Remember Superman is a Jewish story. Zod's symbol is Zayin in cursive Hebrew. Zod in Hebrew is Zayin, Vav, Dalet.

Cursive Zayin

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