What Are DC Comics Planning for General Zod?

We always like to keep an eye on trademarks by comic book companies with big multi-media presences. Because if they go to the bother of trademarking them, it usually means there's a film or a TV series on the way. You can check this post from 2016 long before a Pennyworth TV series was announced, but obviously a lead-in to it. Or from earlier in the year for Marvel's Helstrom. But not Glyph… not yet, anyway. So it's not guaranteed. But it's a good indication of a company's priorities and what they want to cover off legally.

Which is why it is notable that DC Comics and Warner Bros have applied to register General Zod as a trademark for;

Toys, games and playthings, namely, action figures and accessories therefor; plush toys; balloons; bathtub toys; ride-on toys; equipment sold as a unit for playing card games; toy vehicles; dolls; flying discs; electronic hand-held game unit; game equipment sold as a unit for playing a board game, a card game, a manipulative game, a parlor game and an action type target game; stand alone video output game machines; jigsaw and manipulative puzzles; paper face masks; skateboards; ice skates; water squirting toys; balls, namely, playground balls, soccer balls, baseballs, basketballs; baseball gloves; swimming floats for recreational use; kickboard flotation devices for recreational use; surfboards; swim boards for recreational use; swim fins; toy bakeware and toy cookware; toy banks; snow globes; Christmas tree ornaments; paper party favors; Gaming machines, namely, devices which accept a wager; Reconfigurable casino and lottery gaming equipment, namely, gaming machines and operational computer games software therefor sold as a unit

Now, this is just for toys, games, ornaments and whatnot. But it is an indication that they have plans in general… for the General…

What Are DC Comics Planning for General Zod?

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