Re: Shouldn't Zod have manhandled Supes?
I think it was a very balanced battle.
Superman had more exposure to our sun, and more time to acclimatise to his powers. He also had huge determination and sheer will to succeed.
The Kryptonians had less exposure to our sun and much less time to get used to their powers, but outnumbered Superman and had formal military training and years of experience.
Ultimately, it left Zod and Superman on an almost equal footing ................... which is why Zod had to die. He could never be controlled or contained, and any injuries would heal quickly. Superman had to take him down.