A villain calling himself King Zeus, who dresses himself and his gang in the garb of Greek gods, rides in a mechanical “flying chariot” and throws “thunderbolts” which are really concealed hand grenades, pulls several robberies, avoids capture by the Martian Manhunter, and captures Diane Meade, whom he claims is the goddess Diana. When J’onn J’onzz follows, he finds that Diane and Zeus are protected by a ring of torches at the villain’s hideout. But Zeus appears to believe the Martian is an incarnation of Hercules, and sends him off to duplicate the hero’s twelve labors. During one of the “labors”, J’onzz snuffs out Zeus’s torches with “golden apples” full of compressed air. Then he saves Diane and captures Zeus and his gang.