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Off My Mind: The New 52—What Happened to Wally West?

Is there a place for Wally in 'The New 52'?

With the new DC relaunch titles and redesigned characters, there are several that appear to have fallen off the radar. It is completely understandable that not every single major character will make their debut in the new September titles. Having the option of 52 new titles is daunting enough as it is. It would also be easy for some characters to get lost in the shuffle if too many debuts were made at the same time. If certain characters are getting revamps, the energy and focus should be placed on them.

Despite this, there are characters that readers and fans have been demanding to know about. There are several popular characters that have been benched and we're left wondering if there are any plans whatsoever involving them. One such character is Wally West.

Wally West wasn't the first Flash. He wasn't even the second. He may have started out as Kid Flash, the sidekick to Barry Allen but Wally soon proved to be more than a simply sidekick. With Barry Allen's sacrifice in 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths #8, Wally stepped up to becoming the Flash and was the only Flash many readers have known for as long as they've been reading comics. After Barry's return, Wally began slipping into comic book limbo. The question remains whether or not he'll remain there in September's "The New 52."

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Because Wally started his superhero career at an early age, that time and experience helped to make him a better hero. Along with everything he learned from partnering with Barry, Wally was also a founding member of the Teen Titans. From what little we've heard about the Teen Titans in the relaunch, it sounds as if the Titans we all know never existed. This is where some confusion sets in because we've heard that the Batman Universe will remain consistent. Whether or not Dick Grayson formed the team with Wally and the others remains to be seen.

At the end of his career as Kid Flash, Wally contracted a mysterious disease that would accelerate his death if he used his speed powers. During the battle which lead to Barry's death, Wally was hit by a blast of anti-matter energy which somehow cured him. In his new career as the Flash, Wally had more limitations than Barry. He wasn't as fast or powerful.

When Reverse Flash came along, he actually helped Wally get over a mental block he had dealing with his powers. Wally subconsciously felt he couldn't and shouldn't be as good or better than Barry. Discovering the existence of the Speed Force, Wally was able to do even more than before by using it to make himself faster and even could lend speed to others.

Wally was all about change and evolution. Again, this is a character we first saw as a kid that idolized the Flash. Now established as a bona-fide hero and member of the Justice League, writers took him even further. Wally married his long time girlfriend, Linda Park, something that very few superhero characters do. Not only did he get married, he and Linda had twins.

As with television shows where lead characters get married or have kids, this marked the beginning of the end for Wally. He and his family did leave for an alternate reality after Infinite Crisis due to the fact that their children were growing at an accelerated rate. When they did make their return, the kids, Iris and Jai, were preadolescent kids with speed powers. Wally took them out on crimefighting adventures much to the disapproval of the Justice League (and many readers).

Final Crisis marked the return of Barry Allen after 23 years. His return didn't necessarily mean the end of Wally's tenure as the Flash as both fought side by side briefly. Then Wally slipped out of the limelight. Barry worked to reestablish himself both in the superhero world and at his former job in the Central City Police Dept. Soon there was no sign of Wally. In Barry's new series, Wally made two appearances, one at a picnic and another at an intervention. Both barely qualified as apperances. He only had a couple lines and didn't even have his costume.

Again it's understandable that the focus and attention would want to be placed on the characters already announced to have new ongoing titles. I am super stoked to see what Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato have planed for Barry Allen. If Barry is being reestablished for new and existing readers, would having Wally as the Flash just make things confusing? Is this the reason Dick Grayson is giving up being Batman and going back to his Nightwing persona? Is this why there's no sign of Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown?

Wally West and Barry Allen may have similar powers and costumes but there really isn't a reason both can't have ongoing titles. There are a couple Superman titles with one being set in his early days and look at how many different Batman titles there will be. Wally and Barry are not the same character. That gives an even better reason for readers to want to pick up two separate titles. They don't have the same personalities and would handle situations in different ways. For now we'll have to be patient. We'll have to keep reminding the powers-that-be that we will not forget these missing characters and will support them when the decision is made to give them their time in the spotlight. In the meantime, at least we have our back issues and trade paperbacks.

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Posted by The Fastest Man Alive

i love the flash and i found this article both interesting and entertaining and i hope that wally finds his place in the dcnu where ever that may be :) 

Posted by longbowhunter

Honestly with Barry back I'd like to see Wally step aside as a speedster and concentrate on training his daughter in as the new Impulse. Yeah I know not very glamorous, but at least he'd serve a purpose.
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Posted by G-Man

@longbowhunter: Francis has stated that Barry isn't even dating Iris. I'd imagine that Wally and Linda aren't married either. So that could mean the munchkins are out of the picture...

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Posted by lorex

For me Wally is "The Flash" and nothing and on one is going to convince me otherwise. Retconing Wally away is a cheap ploy, and DC's way of saying we are stuck with Barry Allen. DC already screwed up their relaunch of the Flash with Barry Allen once, I am sure they can do it again. It just seems to me that DC is caving in to all the whiny fanboys who perfer one character over another. The return of Hal Jordan was successful, but Barry's return was fumbled badly. Barry's return is just another example of some editor championing a specific characters return regardless of the current fans feelings. So I say Death to Barry Allen, and I look toward the return of the True Flash Wally West.

Posted by Mercy_

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I like Flash Point. I think it's an awesome story...but I hate that they seem so intent on writing Wally out of existence. For myself and many people my age who grew up with the JL and JLU cartoons, Wally West is THE Flash and canon and continuity has always supported him as the best Flash. Until Johns came in and worked his Geoffcons.

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Posted by Osiris1428

Screw Wally West, where is ICON?!?!

Posted by golvellius

Is the kid flash in teen titans Bart??? or could it be WallY?
Posted by Aiden Cross

Wally will always be THE Flash to me.

Posted by Osiris1428

Wally West is in Young Justice the TV series. I like that guy. The Dr. Fate episode was nice.

Posted by cobra88king8

My minds racing faster than the Flash trying to figure out how all the continuities will tie together in The New 52. If Wally was never the Flash in the new 52 what happens to the things he did as the Flash and how does it change those events. Just thinking about it is giving me a headache (this is why I hate Time Travel in comics). DC's gonna need to publish a novel just to explain everything

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

I think they should keep wally and give him his own series about him creating his own identity since barry is the flash again. its just too  confusing having barry and wally being The Flash, just like Dick and Bruce as Batman. Wally should have a new name and a new costume...maybe Quickster..Speedster...Velocity....Zipster...Rapid....i dunno just something involving speed.

Edited by sesquipedalophobe

Regardless, DC should realize that time travel is impossible. An effect cannot occur before its cause. Although, I had a theory that should Barry Allen prevent his own powers from developing, it would wipe every possible Zoom incarnation from existence only slightly altering the original timeline. It's a stupid theory, really.

Posted by longbowhunter
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Barry and Iris wont be together post Flashpoint? I didnt know that. You make a good point about Wally. Is there really a place for him anywhere?
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Posted by twisted17

This thread brings up another interesting question: What about Hunter Zolomon (Zoom)?!
 IMO, like I mentioned once in a blog entry that growing up reading comics in the 90s, to me Wally has always been the Flash while Barry was just an inspirational character that was referenced every time. And it bugs me that Wally has just fallen off the radar, despite being the Flash for OVER 2 DECADES! Nothing against Barry Allen, but its just not the same really.

Posted by HumanNumber

The DC revamp is supposed to bring in new readers, why bring in an old character revived not all that long ago to replace what many(as you pointed out) believe to be "The Flash"? Wally has just as much or more appeal to younger, newer, readers as he does older ones, Barry is dated and to me he shouldn't have ever been brought back at all. Wally is my favorite superhero and has been since the JL cartoon aired, before i ever picked up a comic book, and to have him shoved aside for a character either forgotten about or unheard of by many is just straight lame. Hopefully Wally will at least get mentioned in the second round of #1's, i'm aiming my expectations rather low just in case.

Edited by ArtisticNeedham

I would hate the idea of them just writing him out of existence all together, I also hate the idea of them splitting everyone up like Barry and Iris (who I loved her knowing he was Flash), and Lois and Superman (its like everyone is back to square one),
but what I was saying, I hate the idea of them taking a character everyone loves and many grew up with as their Flash and just writing him out of existance... but, BUT, its a comic book world. You KNOW that he will never be gone.  Barry was "killed" during Crisis on Infinate Earths years ago, before I was even born, and now he is back to life as the Flash again.
imagine years from now, maybe even decades from now, Wally suddenly emerges from the time stream alive and well and explains where he has been all these many years.  Everyone thought that Bucky and Jason Todd were untouchable deaths, but they are both back and in a way that was cool.  No one thinks Human Torch will stay dead.  If suddenly Wally was gone, its not like they can't bring him back.  Captain America disappeared due to low sales, and was only brought back during the 70s (I think) but Stan Lee when sales at Marvel went back up.
Plus, if people really have such an adverse reaction to these reboots, like not buying enough books, DC can always say that Flash jumped into another time line (and is still not back to his own home time line yet, like in Quantum Leap).
 
One of the things that bugs me is that I do love the idea that there is Flash, Barry Allen, then Wally (also Flash I guess), and Jay (Silver Age Flash), and Kid Flash, and even Reverse Flash (Professor Zoom).  I love the idea that there is the Flash Family.
Just like how Batman has Alfred, Gordon, Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, Huntress, Question (sometimes), the Demon (sometimes), Catwoman (sometimes).  A Bat-Family.  I love that.
Superman has/had Lois, Supergirl, Superboy, Bizarro, etc.
I love the idea that these heroes build up these surrogate families.
And it would bug if suddenly after the reboot Superman is alone, Batman is alone, Flash is alone, Wonder Woman is alone, etc.
 
But again, my point, none of this is written in stone and I am sure at some point in time Wally will be back... if he goes anywhere after the rebooted 52.  And thats if he is just written out of existence, maybe he will develop his own super speedy identity like when Dick became Nightwing.  Maybe use the familiar Max Mercury identity and go from there or something totally different.
 
 
To be fair I haven't read any of the rebooted titles, and am not sure what its all about, but
It seems, that for something that is meant to bring in new readers, it is also scaring a lot of old readers and possibly scare them off.

Posted by Eyz

Can't we just have a ice Flash-family set up like all the Lanterns over their corner of the DCU (or all the Supers and Bat guys)????

Posted by Mega_spidey01

wally west is my favorite flash since the justice league cartoons.   forget barry. 

Posted by LordRequiem

So from what I can gather, DC are initiating this massive 'revamp' to bring in new readers, ok fine, and the continuity won't change with old stories and origins remaining canon, ok fine. Yet it seems so many characters are changing or like this article says, disappearing, that they can't but help meddling and altering. Deceiptful me thinks.

Posted by spaceboy
@The Dark Huntress said:

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I like Flash Point. I think it's an awesome story...but I hate that they seem so intent on writing Wally out of existence. For myself and many people my age who grew up with the JL and JLU cartoons, Wally West is THE Flash and canon and continuity has always supported him as the best Flash. Until Johns came in and worked his Geoffcons.

Couldn't say it better.
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@sesquipedalophobe said:
Regardless, DC should realize that time travel is impossible. An effect cannot occur before its cause. Although, I had a theory that should Barry Allen prevent his own powers from developing, it would wipe every possible Zoom incarnation from existence only slightly altering the original timeline. It's a stupid theory, really.
Actually it may be possible for one-way travel to the future but it is impossible to travel back in time (contrary to every sci-fi movie made) 
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@spiderbat87: That actually reminds me of an Orson Scott Card book, Pastwatch: the Redemption of Christopher Columbus, where observers from the future try to exact the point in time where humanity sped its social regression to the near point of collapse. They couldn't travel back in time, they could only watch. Then he screwed it all up by allowing them to destroy their timeline (and themselves, technically) in order to change the past. As it turned out, someone had already changed the past. My theory was that they didn't change the timeline, but they altered the universe's form to replicate the imprint etched in the continuum. I couldn't imagine the machine to make that a reality. It would be like recovering data on a computer. 
On that note, I'm going to bed. I'm going to have some serious coffee nightmares.
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@sesquipedalophobe said:
@spiderbat87: That actually reminds me of an Orson Scott Card book, Pastwatch: the Redemption of Christopher Columbus, where observers from the future try to exact the point in time where humanity sped its social regression to the near point of collapse. They couldn't travel back in time, they could only watch. Then he screwed it all up by allowing them to destroy their timeline (and themselves, technically) in order to change the past. As it turned out, someone had already changed the past. My theory was that they didn't change the timeline, but they altered the universe's form to replicate the imprint etched in the continuum. I couldn't imagine the machine to make that a reality. It would be like recovering data on a computer. On that note, I'm going to bed. I'm going to have some serious coffee nightmares.
I was with u up untill then lol
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@spiderbat87: Forgive me, years of listening to my weird, atheist father and years of a crazy girlfriend who preached form and being (she didn't believe in pluralization, either, because it negates form). Like burns in the universe. It's how I imagine black holes to be a universal recycling system. With energy, it essentially takes on the form of the same thing, just not in an easily recognizable pattern. 
So traveling forward through time doesn't make as much sense as correcting time, because frankly time is an illusion created to keep science fiction writers semi-rich. I'm coffee high.
Posted by chalkshark

DC has long held fast to this ridiculous notion that the fan base is comprised of imbeciles that are just completely baffled by the existence of multiple characters with the same code name. This is a big reason why the Justice Society of America has been treated so shabbily over the years. The upper echelon at DC inexplicably have mad love for the Barry Allen Flash, in my opinion a staggeringly boring character whose adventures were only made readable by a colorful cast of villains. DC is obviously paring down their characters for the re-launch. One Batman. One Batgirl. One Flash. Even less obvious copies, like Power Girl, are being shelved.  
     Ultimately, I don't know what Wally West's fate is going to be. DC is putting out so much contradictory "information" that it's hard to know where any character stands. At first I was under the impression that the New Teen Titans was going to ignore all previous incarnations of the team. Now it's my understanding that after Cyborg founds the Justice League of America, he takes off to join the Teen Titans, so that, at the very least, the Marv Wolman/ George Perez run  will still be canon. Wally West was part of that team, so, what does that mean? Will he still be, or will Bart take his place in history?  
        It's great that DC is creating a jumping on point for all these new readers that supposedly exist. Do they not also see that it's just as great of a jumping off point for the "old" readers? You can't really call it a gain if you lose just as much. At best, it's just a trade.

Posted by fodigg

Wally West, as far as I'm concerned, IS the Flash. This Barry guy is just a part of his origin story.

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Posted by Abriel

I do like  Barry a lot and read his appearances both pre-Crisis and after his return, but I grew up with Wally and have missed him.  I have been wondering what's going to happen to him in DCnU and hope he'll be around.  I agree, he doesn't need to be another Flash...they could make a new identity for him and I'd be happy to read it along with Barry's adventures in his book.  Hopefully DC will listen and bring us some more Wally.
Posted by Baddamdog

Very well written, I'm so afraid of never seeing my favourite characters again!

Posted by KINCART
@fodigg: @fodigg said:
Wally West, as far as I'm concerned, IS the Flash. This Barry guy is just a part of his origin story.
I couldn't have said it better myself.
Posted by sergyanime

Wally is the only DC character I like out side of the batman movie world. I would be really sad to see him go. He feels like one of the few characters in the DCU that grew. I think the DCU's most interesting characters are there younger characters because there not legends or these icons of perfections there people walking in the shadows of gods. 

Posted by TheMadMonkey

I grew up with Barry Allen as THE Flash and, to me, he still is.  That sentiment can be shared by anyone who grew up with Wally or Jay Garrick.  I've had the fortune of being able to witness the transition from "old" (Barry) to "new" (Wally) and it felt organic, not forced.  So, I was all for Wally taking the mantle...and I still am. 
As much as I love Barry, I still firmly believe in comic book deaths having meaning.  Barry (along with Jason Todd and Bucky) should never have been brought back.  He performed the ultimate task of being a super hero and his story should have concluded with that.  Wally may not be my Flash, but he is THE Flash right now...in my opinion. 
This need to bring back the Silver Age is not, and never was, a good idea.  Many things in this world are great and fun when they go "retro", but comic books don't follow in that.  Since the upper-ups at DC want Barry back so badly, there's no real way of letting him go.  Instead of having him as the central character (see what I did there?), I feel he would serve better as a secondary character that can help Wally with any forensics work that's needed.  Barry could even put the suit on again once in a while...but make it a special event like the old Superman/Flash cross-world races. 
Again...as much as I love Barry, it's Wally who should be The Flash...for now.

Posted by DEGRAAF

I have never been a fan of Barry allen. I think he is dry and boring. Wally was alot more interesting and I refuse to read the flash again until he returns. I tried reading stories based off around Barry but i just wanted to throw them out my car window. Wally is the best flash and should be returned to his rightful place. His non-existence in the DCnU angered me more than everything else going on in comics combined. 
 
I think if they are going to go with Barry then they should make him (during Flashpoint) change the events that make Wally the Flash. They should show him being a d!ck like that since they decided to jsut hand Wally's solo back over to Barry.
Posted by Golden Cod
@G-Man said:

@longbowhunter: Francis has stated that Barry isn't even dating Iris. I'd imagine that Wally and Linda aren't married either. So that could mean the munchkins are out of the picture...

Dang it's like Mephisto slipped over to the DC universe :(
Posted by dondasch
@The Dark Huntress said:

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I like Flash Point. I think it's an awesome story...but I hate that they seem so intent on writing Wally out of existence. For myself and many people my age who grew up with the JL and JLU cartoons, Wally West is THE Flash and canon and continuity has always supported him as the best Flash. Until Johns came in and worked his Geoffcons.

This.  Flash Point is an interesting concept, though for me not as engrossing as Blackest Night.  The majority of my experience with the Flash has been through Grant Morrison's Justice League as well as the animated Justice League.  These shenanigans with Wally West remind me of what has happened to John Stewart.  He was replaced entirely and practically forgotten, particularly when Hal Jordan came back.  I guess I will wait and see as I haven't been very disappointed at all in what Geoff Johns has done to this point.
Posted by TheRedRobin

I say give him a new identity as not to confuse and then give him another ongoing.
Posted by DEGRAAF

If Wally got his powers in the exact same way as Barry shouldnt he be equally connected to the speed force? They should both be creating the speed force and should both be able to go the same speeds. The only thing i  think would make them different is chemical mixture that splashed on each one of them (although that doesnt seem to be a big deal since Barry has tried it on himself twice just in flashpoint).
Posted by longbowhunter
@Golden Cod
You know what, it really is like that.
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Posted by obscurefan

Barry Allen is like disco. He had his time, he was important to the history of super heroes, and his influence can still be seen today... but he is way past his time and nobody wants him around now. 
 
As for Wally West, sadly I don't think he's going to be around, because when you think now about the fact that the DC universe has only been around for five years, that means that if Barry got his powers as a kid and still went out there as kid flash, then that means that the oldest he could be is twenty years old, meaning he wouldn't be nearly as old as the Wally we all have come to know.

Posted by Darthtravis

I have a theory.  Now, I haven't been keeping up with Flashpoint but what if Professor Zoom died in the end?  Is it possible we could see Wally West turn bad and become the new Reverse Flash?   Wally would be an awesome enemy for Barry Allen.  That being said, I prefer Wally West over Barry Allen when it comes to whose personality makes the better "Flash".  

Posted by BatBen9135

Here's a question:  does anyone else think that DC has no idea what is going on in this relaunch/reboot?
 
Think about it, the new Titans books sounds like the Titans have never existed, but then I've heard reports that the old Titans did happen. Yet, that doesn't gel with what we are seeing now. They say Wally and Donna still exist, but we haven't seen anything about them in the solicits. Yet, at the same time, Dick is promised to have been a Titan and Batman's history seems to have stayed for the most part in tact, except now Babs is walking....even though Killing Joke did happen....but she is walking.....
 
I think DC wanted to do a good, ole fashion reboot, Crisis on Infinite Earth style, but chickened out of fear of losing long time fans, so now we have this unholy reboot/relaunch fusion. It's like they're picking and choosing what stays and goes, but the problem with that is that some of the stuff they want to keep isn't fitting with the universe they are trying to portray. I'm still going to check it out because I love DC characters, but honestly, at this point I can't see this being anything but a mess.
 
Sorry for the rant. In response to the topic, I've grown up with Wally like I grew up with Kyle, but I like Hal's return better. Barry is just kind of boring to me, but oh well, if this universe ends up sucking I might be glad Wally's out of it.

Posted by ArkhamInmate

I would hate it if Wally would be no more... I always knew him as THE Flash,  and even with Barry back in the role of the scarlet speedster I'm sure nobody would complain about them wearing the Flash costume... I don't really care about Wally's children but it would be a major loss to the DC(n) U if he would be entirely written out of the comics 
 
We saw Dick Grayson and Bruce Wayne as Batman in the same time and it worked ( and it did well I think) 
and even if Dick is going back to his Nightwing - persona it's not really a step back for him because he was BORN to be Nightwing, he developed this identity on his own... In Wally's case it's different he hasn't a special identity because he was the Flash for decades and there was no need of being somebody else because the world needed a Flash, no ,exactly the world needed HIM as the Flash   

In my opinion the comic universe still does and I hope that DC will read this fantastic articel of G-Man so that they give (as he suggests) Wally and Barry their own comic books  
That would be the ideal solution because it's a win win situation: every reader can choose which Flash he would like see and the writers can try different stories and different points of view at the Flash without the problem "overloading" the character 
 
Damn I wrote too much anyway great article :) 

Posted by Herx

man this whole "new age" of the DCnU is making my mind all boggily and stuff. Is it ment to be 5 years since heroes started turning up or 5 years since Superman made his first appearace, because that later one makes a bit more sence. But back onto subject, I really do hope that DC remebers Wally. I mean he has been the flash for 24 (?) years and is a character more recoginizable to younger reders. I mean sure Barry was great, but lets think of it like this shall we. Barry was brought in to replace Jay Garic as DC's new flash (as was Hal Jordan to replace Allan Scott as green lantern), so these aren't characters like superman or batman who've always been Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent. Their legacy heros who take on the name of older heros due to them having the same /  simular powers to their predicesor and then molding the title to fit their own persona. But the main point of that is that the title is passed on. I mean lets look at the green lantenr books. First it was Allan, then Hal, then Guy, John and Kyle and now with the coming September it's Sinestro. The blue beetle books are staring Jaime Reye, not Ted Kord or even Dan Garrett. Yet somehow the flash titles missed this memo and decided to put their silver age runner into main field instead of their younger more known to younger readers runner. I mean i think the best way that they could have done this is give Wally the solo flash series and pair Barry with the Justice League (just like they did to Jay with the JSA.). 
 
Now lets move onto the whole "iris and barry not being married" thing. How the hell dose that work in retrospective to bart... you know, concidering that he's their grandson born in the 30th/31st century after Barry retires in the future. Plus without Wally being their how come Bart hasn;t rappidly aged to death (again) concidering that it was Wally who slowed down his aging process? 
 
DCnU, oh how im excited to read you, but please stop leaving so many plot hole for us older readers. its driving us insane. :S

Posted by difficlus
@Golden Cod said:
@G-Man said:

@longbowhunter: Francis has stated that Barry isn't even dating Iris. I'd imagine that Wally and Linda aren't married either. So that could mean the munchkins are out of the picture...

Dang it's like Mephisto slipped over to the DC universe :(
QFT. Superman and lois are also over.  
 
Barry Allen IMO is a very boring character. I tried to read a new issues of his new flash series before flashpoint and men...so damn lame. I dropped it at issue 6.  He may have had his appeal in the 1950s to 70s but now Wally is the new generation flash. Same with Hal Jordan and kyle Rayner IMO. 
Posted by doordoor123

DC is trying to slowly inch new readers in. It would be a pain to just slap in two Flashs. They want readers to know that THIS is the main Flash. Over time, the rest of the Flash family will be let into comics. And eventually, im sure the Speed Force will return. It was revealed that there WAS a previous Teen Titans and Wally is in the second issue of Teen Titans in some form. Hes still part of the DCU, just in limbo until he can be reintroduced.

Posted by karrob
@The Fastest Man Alive said:
i love the flash and i found this article both interesting and entertaining and i hope that wally finds his place in the dcnu where ever that may be :) 
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@Golden Cod said:
@G-Man said:

@longbowhunter: Francis has stated that Barry isn't even dating Iris. I'd imagine that Wally and Linda aren't married either. So that could mean the munchkins are out of the picture...

Dang it's like Mephisto slipped over to the DC universe :(
Well in "Hell To Pay" Wally makes a deal with one of DC's Devils (at least Wally believes him to be the devil plus he does rule over a realm he calls hell filled with tortured souls), Neron, he gave up his and Linda's love for one another. The exception is this is actually even more terrible than OMD, the reason why? Well it's that it doesn't end there, Neron suffers after this love and it results in him loving all the tortured souls in hell and nurturing them by taking them out of their flaming pits and giving them water and..... eh..... talking baby talk with them. He then proclaims that the most powerful force in the universe is love and so he makes a deal with Wally and Linda to make everything back to before he resurrected the Rogues if they take their love back. 
 
As for the thread and what Wally will be doing after the reboot/revamp whatever..... he has a more important mission in hand..... TO KILL THE CREATOR OF TIME TRAVEL!!! 
 
Great Scott 
Then he has to go to the prom and make sure Rudy and Mary kiss under the disco ball, then he has to go into the future because Barry's kids need to learn to become heroes but Wally did that already so that's taken care of, then Professor Zoom steals the Flash almanac (aka The Life Story of the Flash by Iris Allen) but Wally beat Professor Zoom when he did go back and destroyed the book so that parts taken care of as well. He really will have to be the fastest man alive if he wants to do it all before he fades out of existence. So can Wally generate the 1.21 gigawatts needed to travel back to the past to save the future?
Posted by Wattup

I still don't know why Barry Allen was so important to bring back. Has he really added ANYTHING to the Flash character? Wally could have easily slid into the role Barry currently has in Flashpoint.

Posted by Billy Batson

Wally, the greatest Flash of all time. 

BB

Posted by ReVamp

I hope Wally will remain in the picture.
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