When I read Geoff John's Flash, I didn't like Barry at all. Previously I only read him in Crisis on Infinite Earths. I was confused why people loved this Flash so much and could even argue him being better than Wally. I trusted Johns would have written him at his best, because I was such a fan of his. I liked his Wally far better. I, especially, loved Mark Waid's run on the Flash with Wally and Grant Morrison's JLA. However, I just read the Trial of the Flash and that may have changed my opinion. Now I'm a Barry fan! It's really the only old Flash I've read and it was enough to make him one of my favorite superheroes. I really enjoy how he's been written in the New 52 as well.
Barry Allen, by far!! He's my 3rd favorite comic book character... I don't hate Wally, but I hate what the writers did with him. The Infinite Mass Punch is one of the reason why I dislike Wally. Flash is supposed to be the fastest man alive, right? Everybody knows that, but then, they also made him the strongest man alive?? That sucked, they almost ruined the character for me... It also raised a question: why doesn't he always do that to the more powerful villains? I believe there is only one comic where he does it... Second thing why I dislike Wally is the "speed steal" thing. At first, it was kinda cool, but then it just went out of control when he could turn people into statues. It didn't make any sense, again, why doesn't he always do that to all his villains??? At this point, Wally just became such a broken character that I didn't like him. The New 52 Flash is awesome, and not only because it's Barry, but so far, they have managed to keep the character in balance. He's still VERY powerful, but not a god.
I totally agree with you............Overpowering wally with the IMP sucks and Barry is kindaff a unique speedster[most speedsters are portrayed as impulsive and less-intelligent] But Barry is so awesome
i think i know what geoff johns did here he relized no matter how gpod his run on on the flash was (being barry and all) that are favorite flash was still going to be wally so him being the ceo and alll he did what any fanboy would do he erased wally so alot of pople would start liking barry! well to this i say to him...SMART. but in the end i say F*CK HIM
p.s to harsh?
Barry Allen and Wally West are like Dick Grayson and Tim Drake, respectively. One created a legacy, the other perfected it. Not to mention I grew up with Tim as Robin and Wally as Flash. But Barry and Dick are very close to my heart as well. So yeah, Wally.