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I Zod

I Zod

Posted to Flickr on 22 June 2014. Part of the Laugh! series. Funny is fun.™

General Zod does not take garment orders. He gives them!

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This photo is a long time coming. Ever since Izod shirts became popular back in the 80s, I thought this would be a funny image. I’m so happy that Mattel and DC Comics decided to release a 3.75 inch Terrence Stamp General Zod.


The hardest part of this photo was printing out a teeny tiny Izod alligator, cutting it out, and sticking it to the figure. The rest of the shoot was pretty straight-forward.


The backdrop is a sheet of black glitter paper with a multi-colored, programable LED bulb set to red shining on it. A couple of cut-up toilet paper rolls serve as a make-shift light snout. The LED bulb rests upon some individual-sized Pringles packaging.

Above the scene is a large circular diffuser that softens the ambient light in the room.


I tried out different colors, but red seemed the most appropriate.


Alternate 2

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Superman is a superhero in comic books published by DC Comics. He was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and first appeared in Action Comics #1 (1938). Rocketed to Earth from the doomed planet Krypton, the baby Kal-El was raised in Smallville as Clark Kent. As he grew to maturity, he found himself possessed of amazing physical powers: faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. To use his abilities in a never-ending battle for truth and justice as "Superman," he travelled to Metropolis and assumed the disguise of a mild-mannered reporter for The Daily Planet, a great metropolitan newspaper. His costume is red and blue with a cape and a distinctive "S" shield on his chest. He is often depicted as part of the Justice League superhero team along with Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and others. Superman was played by Christopher Reeve in a series of films beginning with Superman: The Movie (1978) and by Tom Welling in the television series Smallville (2001).


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