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King Zeus
King zeus villain dc
Earth-One
Pre-Crisis
Characteristics
Real name not known
Alias King Zeus
Gender Male
Affiliation none known
First appearance Detective Comics vol 1 #302 (Apr 1962)
Universe Pre-Crisis/Earth-One
Alternate versions none known
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History[]

King Zeus was a villain (not a god) who dressed himself and his gang in the garb of Greek gods, rode in a mechanical 'flying chariot' and threw 'thunderbolts' which were really concealed hand grenades. He pulled several robberies and captured Diane Meade, whom he claimed was the goddess Diana. When J’onn J’onzz followed, he found that Diane and Zeus were are protected by a ring of torches at the villain’s hideout. But Zeus appeared to believe the Martian was an incarnation of Hercules, and sent him off to duplicate the hero’s twelve labors. During one of the 'labors', J’onzz snuffed out Zeus’s torches with compressed air, saved Diane and captured Zeus and his gang.

Pre-Crisis/Earth-One[]

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