How is Barry Allen different from Superman?

Posted by Captain13 (3565 posts) - - Show Bio

 I didn't start reading any flash books until the series by Geoff Johns, so I don't have a very great understanding of Barry Allen. I'm starting to like him, but I feel like Barry has the same personality as Superman. It seems like you could easily replace Barry Allen in his book with Clark, and nothing would be different. Can someone please explain the personality differences between Barry Allen  Superman to me? 

#1 Posted by Braxxis7 (248 posts) - - Show Bio

one is the flash and the other one isnt
#2 Posted by Jotham (4512 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he's more goofy, whereas Superman is more serious.

#3 Posted by Captain13 (3565 posts) - - Show Bio
@Braxxis7 said:
" one is the flash and the other one isnt "
Smart alec.
#4 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11271 posts) - - Show Bio

They both grew have the same morals. Doesn't mean they're the same person. As Jotham pointed out, one is more of a serious person. While the other jokes around a lot.

#5 Posted by Captain13 (3565 posts) - - Show Bio
@Supreme Marvel said:
" They both grew have the same morals. Doesn't mean they're the same person. As Jotham pointed out, one is more of a serious person. While the other jokes around a lot. "
My only exposure to the Flashes has been in Geoff Johns's current Flash series and the Justice League cartoon. I heard that the Flash is not nearly as jokey as the cartoon, and in the series so far, Barry hasn't been cracking jokes like Spider-man or another jokey character.
All I've seen of Barry is his serious side and his Midwestern morals, which is probably why he reminds me of Clark so much.
If Barry is jokier than Clark, can someone recommend a good story in which he's really funny (or post a scan)? I want to get to know him better.
#6 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11271 posts) - - Show Bio
@Captain13 said:
" @Supreme Marvel said:
" They both grew have the same morals. Doesn't mean they're the same person. As Jotham pointed out, one is more of a serious person. While the other jokes around a lot. "
My only exposure to the Flashes has been in Geoff Johns's current Flash series and the Justice League cartoon. I heard that the Flash is not nearly as jokey as the cartoon, and in the series so far, Barry hasn't been cracking jokes like Spider-man or another jokey character. All I've seen of Barry is his serious side and his Midwestern morals, which is probably why he reminds me of Clark so much.If Barry is jokier than Clark, can someone recommend a good story in which he's really funny (or post a scan)? I want to get to know him better. "
It's most likely because he's just came back, and in the time he's gone and few of his best friends have died. So it's sort of a serious time. I'll have a look, however I don't have many on Barry.
#7 Posted by Captain13 (3565 posts) - - Show Bio
@Supreme Marvel: 
Thanks! Much appreciated.
#8 Posted by daredevil21134 (12705 posts) - - Show Bio

Barry Allen never really has been a joker he's always been a seriuos forensics scientist
#9 Posted by Theodore (3445 posts) - - Show Bio

Barry is a forensic scientist, Clark is a reporter (I guess).

#10 Posted by daredevil21134 (12705 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah.But like I said has never been the joking type he may cut a joke here or thre beu he's not like Spiderman Nightwing Human torch or Deadpool
#11 Posted by Theodore (3445 posts) - - Show Bio
@daredevil21134 said:
" Yeah.But like I said has never been the joking type he may cut a joke here or thre beu he's not like Spiderman Nightwing Human torch or Deadpool "
yeah he's always been pretty serious.
#12 Posted by daredevil21134 (12705 posts) - - Show Bio
@Theodore:
Agreed.Are you enjoing his series so far
#13 Posted by PrimeDirective (448 posts) - - Show Bio

Current Superman can't throw infinite mass punches. Take that Superboy Prime!
#14 Posted by daredevil21134 (12705 posts) - - Show Bio

lol
#15 Posted by Video_Martian (5562 posts) - - Show Bio

@Braxxis7 said:

one is the flash and the other one isnt

LOL, so true

#16 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (13694 posts) - - Show Bio

a friend of mine said Barry's more like Hank Hill than Clark Kent. it made me laugh.

#17 Edited by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow (1405 posts) - - Show Bio

For one Clark is Superman and Superman is Superman.

#18 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2273 posts) - - Show Bio

@jotham said:

I think he's more goofy, whereas Superman is more serious.

#19 Posted by ViperKing (422 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman's personality is definitely similar to Flash but they are definitely different. Superman is serious in nearly every occasion when he is in costume. Flash jokes around occasionally, being a great comedian, but knows when he needs to be serious. By the way, the Justice League cartoon showed Wally West as the Flash instead of Barry Allen.

#20 Edited by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman's personality is definitely similar to Flash but they are definitely different. Superman is serious in nearly every occasion when he is in costume. Flash jokes around occasionally, being a great comedian, but knows when he needs to be serious. By the way, the Justice League cartoon showed Wally West as the Flash instead of Barry Allen.

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