The Timeless (Seth’s new secret identity) has created his Irish superhuman team and many of the Irish heroes have joined it. Their first task is against Fuuten! The crazed villain has stolen the world’s saffron supply and is now getting backup from Ultron. He also has taken control of a disgruntled Absorbing Man somehow and used him to physically take the saffron. The Absorbing Man has grown to incredible heights and is made of Adamantium. The heroes are ultimately unable to defeat him, and the world ransoms back the saffron for it’s worth plus 1 dollar. This hurts the nations that depend on the saffron supply for income, but it is, overall, a strange and silly plot for money.
Why Fuuten? You just stole hundreds of tons of gold like two weeks ago.