Zodiac is a non fiction book written by Robert Graysmith about the unsolved serial murders committed by the "Zodiac Killer" in San Francisco in the late 1960s . Graysmith was a cartoonist for the San Francisco Chronicle and later wrote Zodiac and Zodiac Unmasked.
Zodiac is the name of several fictional villainous organizations that have appeared in Marvel Comics stories. There have been a variety of Zodiac teams, each differing in their motivations and stucture, however there is always at least one supervillain in them who has adopted his or her individual star sign as their personal codename and motif. The group has often executed crimes based on the twelve signs of the zodiac.
Built for the heirs to Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals fortune, the two-masted schooner Zodiac was designed in 1924 by William H. Hand, Jr. to epitomize the best features of the American fishing schooner. The 136-foot, 145-ton vessel competed in transatlantic races, and she was sold to the San Francisco Bar Pilots during the Great Depression.