This episode introduced Firestorm and his ability to transmute any inorganic material including the globe on top of the Daily Planet. You know, that thing is more trouble than its worth. It seems to fall off the building eventually in every show its in. After showing up the League a few times, they decided to attempt to recruit him. One of the problems with Firestorm was that he was pretty much invincible. He could phase through anything and turn anything into anything else. He even had some mad skills with the ladies earning a kiss from Double Dubs. So not only can he get a bit annoying for always saving the day, but for plot's sake the only time he is beaten is when he does something stupid like accidentally turning off a force field. Oops. Anyways, he has a special place in my heart because as a kid I remember him being introduced and being blown away by this new hero that I had never heard of that was even more powerful than Superman.
The real history maker of the episode was the debut of Darkseid. If I am being objective, it is a tad odd that he has short pants, but he is still one of the most amazing villains with great voice work a la the mysterious Dr. Claw. The introduction of Darkseid, Apokolips, and the New Gods gave the series a much needed injection of creativity even if some of the capers were a little cliche. Of course, nothing says villainy like holy matrimony - so Darkseid decided to marry Wonder Woman. Nice thinking.
Episode Count: 0481
Series Count: (1 of 14)
First Appearance: Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond / Martin Stein)
First Appearance: Darkseid
First Appearance: Kalibak
First Appearance: Desaad