Firestorm is the only Justice League hero to remember being a superhero in Justice League Action Season 1, Episode 38 “Forget Me Not”. The Firestorm duo of Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein work to remind Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman of their true nature.
Air date: September 30, 2017
Written by: Jeremy Adams
Directed by: Shaunt Nigoghossian
Justice League superheroes in this episode: Firestorm, Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman
Where to watch the episode: Cartoon Network, Amazon
*Spoilers for Justice League Action Season 1, Episode 38 “Forget Me Not” in the review and recap below.
Firestorm shows up for a Justice League meeting, but soon realizes that he is the only one in attendance. He then checks the communications systems, but finds that all other heroes are offline. Stein suggests they first check the Daily Planet to get in touch with Clark Kent.
The Firestorm duo quickly discovers Clark Kent isn’t really Superman or he at least doesn’t believe he is. This leads to several attempts from Firestorm to convince Clark that he is in fact Superman.
Clark joins Firestorm to track down Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince. Apparently, all of the Justice Leaguers have forgotten their superhero identities and only remember their alter-egos. Firestorm forces Clark, Bruce, and Diana into their superhero costumes.
An army of stone monsters breaks into the Metropolis Jewelry Museum. Felix Faust is behind the monsters. When the Justice League shows up, Faust reveals that he was responsible for stealing all of the League member’s memories.
It turns out Faust wasn’t able to delete Firestorm’s memories because he is made up of two minds. Faust then comes up with a new way to get both parts of Firestorm to lose their superhero memories.
Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman discover how to use their superhero talents just in time to stop Faust. They are able to shut him down and destroy the device that was blocking their memories.
This episode shows what Justice League Action is all about. It takes a great collection of heroes, puts them in a wacky premise, and sprinkles in a bunch of fun and nods to DC Comics lore.
“Forget Me Not” is essentially a Firestorm solo episode, and that isn’t a bad thing at all. The naivety and silliness of Ronnie Raymond could get grating with the wrong voice actor, but P.J. Byrne is able to pull it off in a charming way. The relationship with Stephen Tobolowky’s Martin Stein also works well.
The highlight of this episode was easily FIrestorm trying to convinces the other superheroes of their secret identity. The scenes with Clark Kent in particular were a real blast. The Superman secret identity is so well-known that it is always fun when someone new pokes fun of it in a respectful way.
“Forget Me Not” is hardly the best episode of Justice League Action ever, but it does an excellent job at what it is trying to do. Putting Firestorm in a key role, while contrasting with the more established heroes led to a lot of fun and a long look at the character.