One night, deep within the the mighty Hall of Justice... master magician Dr. Fate ponders his collection of mystic artifacts...
Fate's crystal orb detected the impending arrival of "My friends Superman and the Martian Manhunter! I shall enjoy visiting with them!"
The pair spoke outside...
"This is the place, Martian Manhunter!"
"Right, Superman! Won't Dr. Fate be surprised!"
A sorcerous protective force field would have repelled enemies, but allowed the Doctor's friends entry-- to his peril! After Fate showed the duo a 3,000 year old artifact dating back to the Egyptian dynasty of Ramses the Seventh, Superman socked him and stole it. Manhunter demanded of his partner as he grasped mystical items covetously, "Hurry! Gather as many as you can for the master!"
The crystal orb alerted Dr. Fate to the influence of Darkseid and DeSaad in brainwashing his friends. However, Martian Manhunter warned Superman that Fate was still conscious...
"Let's double-team him, Manhunter!"
As the misguided heroes lunged at Fate from opposite sides, the Doctor moaned, "Forgive me for what I must do, my friends..." Fate flew up high and allowed the manipulated heroes to slam into one another. Dr. Fate then used his powers to free the mind of the Man of Steel. The Manhunter from Mars observed, "You no longer serve great Darkseid... so you too must fall!" Kal-El thought, "Got to weaken the Martian Manhunter so Fate can free his mind, too! I'll use my heat vision to set that parchment on fire!" Before dropping to his knees, Manhunter cried "NO!" Way to preserve history, right?
Doctor Fate congratulated "Quick thinking, Superman! Fire is the Martian Manhunter's one weakness!" The Doctor them magically beseeched "Rise, Martian Manhunter! Your mind is your own!" His thoughts restored, Manhunter learned, "We were compelled to fight you? I'm sorry, Dr. Fate!" All was forgiven, except by Darkseid, who swore there would be a next time.