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Forgotten Heroes
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The Forgotten Heroes from Action Comics #553, artist Gil Kane
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Action Comics #545,
(July 1983)
Created by Marv Wolfman (writer)
Gil Kane (artist)
In-story information
Member(s) Animal Man
Ballistic
Cave Carson
Fetish
The Ray
Resurrection Man
Vigilante

The Forgotten Heroes are fictional superhero team in the DC Comics universe. The group is composed of superheroes that had faded from the limelight. They debuted in Action Comics #545 (July 1983), and were created by Marv Wolfman and Gil Kane.

Fictional team history

Pre-Crisis

In their original adventures prior to the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Forgotten Heroes are all superheroes who, at one point in their career, had discovered a mysterious golden pyramid. When they attempt to report the discovery, they find themselves censured by the US Government.[1] The members of the team are brought together by Immortal Man, who reveals to them that the pyramids are the work of his eons-old foe, Vandal Savage. With the aid of Superman, the Forgotten Heroes destroy the golden pyramids and save the Earth.

In Crisis on Infinite Earths #10, Animal Man, Dolphin and Rip Hunter again team up, along with Adam Strange, Captain Comet and the Atomic Knight. This assemblage has been referred to as "the Forgotten Heroes" in retrospect,[2] but was never called that in the Crisis series itself.

The original Forgotten Heroes were opposed by a team of evil counterparts known as the Forgotten Villains. Members of the Forgotten Villains include Atom-Master, Enchantress, Faceless Hunter, Kraklow, Mr. Poseidon, Ultivac, and Yggardis the Living Planet.[3][4]

Post-Crisis

A new version of the Forgotten Heroes is formed in Resurrection Man #24 (March 1999), when some of the original members mistake Mitch Shelley for a reincarnated Immortal Man.[5]

Membership

Original team

Later team

Brief bibliography

Pre-Crisis
Post-Crisis

References

  1. As seen in Action Comics #552 (February 1984)
  2. As seen in Animal Man #1 (September 1988)
  3. As seen in DC Comics Presents #77 (January 1985)
  4. Forgotten Heroes (pre-Crisis) at the Comic Book DB
  5. Forgotten Heroes (post-Crisis) at the Comic Book DB

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