HISTORYA Band of Unlikely Heroes
The Forgotten Heroes consisted of: Animal Man, who could assume the powers of any living beast; Cave Carson, international geologist; Congo Bill, famous explorer and World War I veteran ; Dane Dorrance, leader of the Sea Devils; Dolphin, mysterious underwater beauty; Rick Flag, leader of the Suicide Squad; and Rip Hunter, legendary time master.
All were once prominent heroes who had stumbled across identical ancient golden pyramids at various points around and inside Earth, only to find themselves censured when they reported their finds to the American government. Their careers for the most part ruined, with nowhere else to turn, they all responded to a summons by the mysterious figure known only as the Immortal Man, who explained that the pyramids were part of a plan by his ancient foe the immortal Vandal Savage to destroy Superman.
Under the leadership of the Immortal Man and with Superman's help, these Forgotten Heroes managed to destroy the pyramids and save the world. At the suggestion of the Immortal Man, the team stayed together and fought among others the Forgotten Villains. The Forgotten Heroes went there own ways.
Rip Hunter is helping Booster Gold in his series, where we find out that he is Booster Golds son (revealed in Booster Gold #1000000).
Cave Carson was mentioned in Infinite Crisis #5 about a Earthquake hitting India and Japan. He was seen in the Final Crisis #3 on tv with a newscast. He and his crew found a drawing under the New York subway station. He is exploring more caves under the Earth in Final Crisis 2008.
Dolphin was seen in the Green Lantern series called Blackest Night as a Black Lantern.
Animal Man had his own comic series and was part of the Justice League Europe until #11 where he left. Animal Man was seen in the JLA series and Infinite Crisis #3 helping in space. Animal Man was part of the weekly series called 52 lost in space. He was seen in the JLA series in 2008 helping Vixen and in the Green Lantern series called Blackest Night. He also showed up in Justice League:Cry For Justice helping Congo Bill and Starman. Animal Man was also in a crossover call Countdown To Adventure with Adam Strange and Starfire about a virus hitting Earth and Rann. They where stopping the virus from spreading. Animal Man was also seen in Rann\Thanagar:Holy War with Hawkman, Adam Strange, Starfire and Captain Comet II. Animal Man is around part time helping with the JLA when they need him. Animal Man was also seen in a JLA crossover called Congorilla and Starman. Animal Man was helping his friend Congorilla, Starman and Rex the Wonder Dog to fight off soliders of gorillas in Florida Everglades with the help of Tasmanian Devil from Australia. Animal Man was seen as reforcements fighting off Eclipso in space with his friend Congorilla and the JLA. in 2011 Animal Man is seen in the DC New 52 with his own series starting about his family fighting the ROT and helping Swamp Thing and also helping in the aftermath of the events and his life as a movie actor and father and tragedy sad over the loss of his son
Congo Bill is around in Congo, Africa, He is the son of a Scottish gamekeeper as Congo Bill and Congorrlia. Congo Bill also carried a gun to scare off poachers who wanted to kill animals. Congo was known as king of the jungle. Congo Bill had his own called Congorilla in 1994 fighting his adopted son to the death, when he was mindcontrolled as the golden gorilla. Congo Bill was seen again in the 1999 Vertigo series living in a cave in the Congo with his prisoner Congorilla. Bill and Congorilla where killing all the hunters in the Congo that were hurting and killing the gorillas. Bill captured an old friend and tied him up to a pole to talk to him about the past. Congo Bill was very old and went crazy. He was in chains with Congorilla. Congo Bill told his hunter friends that they where being used in a hunting game. Congo Bill and Congorilla killed some more hunters and the last hunter was saved by Congorilla. Congo Bill's friend that was tied on the pole died when the earthquake happened. Congo Bill and Congorilla and the last hunter all survived. Ten years later, in 2009, Congo Bills human body died and all the gorillas and his spirit is in the body of Congorilla. Congorilla likes to be called Bill. All the gorillas were murdered by hunters. Congorrlia started to cry and yell out that he wanted justice. In the Justice League: Cry for Justice series after the series ended, Congorrlia is now a member of the Justice League of America in 2010. The Justice League series ended in 2011 at issue 60 and the team left to go home. Congorrlia went back to Africa to protech it from crime and poverty from the Batman Inc new hero called Batwing to help him protech Africa. Congoriila went in to the telporter and said farewell to his Justice League friends and did his World War I salute and left for home. Congo Bill served in the [IRA] Irish Republic Army for a short time and is also a World War I veteran who served as a solider and fought in the Battle of the Somme in France and also in Belgium in the Battle of Passendale fighting the Germans in the trench lines. Congo Bill also worked his way up as a spy spying on the German army and there plans until the war ended and before he went on his adventure trip to the Congo, Africa to start a new life there.
Rick Flag is part of the Suicide Squad. The Squad has grown to a big team since the Forgotten Heroes had disbanded. Rick Flag was seen in the Suicide Squad in the New DC 52 series in 2012 and 2013. He was helping out the new team.
Dolphin was married to Tempest aka Aquaman ward [Aqua Lad]. She has been seen in the Aquaman comic book series and then she disappeared. She was missing and was last seen in the Blackest Night series in 2009 as a Black Lantern with Aquagirl fighting to get her husband Tempest to be come a Black Lantern like them. Dolphin and Templest where killed in the Blackest Night series they are reunited together.
Dane Dorrance, the Sea Devil was seen in the 2006 and 2007 series called the Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis with his Sea Devils scuba team helping the new younger Aquaman after the death of the JLA Aquaman. The Sea Devils helped the new Aquaman fight a sea battle. Dane Dorrance was also seen with the Sea Devils in 2010 helping and teaming up with The Challengers Of the Unknown fighting a sea monster in the water. The whereabouts of the Sea Devils team and Dane Dorrance are unknown at this time. Dane Dorrance was seen in the Booster Gold series called FlashPoint as a military solider with the Sea Devils fighting off Booster Gold. The Sea Devils in the FlashPoint series are miltary soldiers not scuba divers and they protech Coast City. Dane Dorrance was seen in Aquaman 17 fight off the poachers with his team and girlfriend. They where in the Atlantis war helping and saving people from the city's being washed away. Dane Dorrance and his girlfriend had loss two members of there sea devils in the aftermath flood.
Forgotten Heros in Heroclixs set.
In 2008, 2009 and 2010, they made some of the Forgotten Heros in heroclixs set. The one that where made in heroclixs set where. Animal Man, Cave Carson, Rip Hunter. Those where the three that where made with there cards and powers. The other ones like Congo Bill\ Congorilla and Dolphin the Sea Devils\ Dane Dorrance are all bystanders- pogs in the game set. One of these days they will be made the one that are pogs in to heroclixs set.