How is Barry Allen different from Superman?

 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? 

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Posted by Braxxis7

one is the flash and the other one isnt
Posted by Jotham

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

Posted by Captain13
@Braxxis7 said:
" one is the flash and the other one isnt "
Smart alec.
Posted by Supreme Marvel

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.

Posted by Captain13
@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.
Posted by Supreme Marvel
@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.
Posted by Captain13
@Supreme Marvel: 
Thanks! Much appreciated.
Posted by daredevil21134

Barry Allen never really has been a joker he's always been a seriuos forensics scientist
Posted by Theodore

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

Posted by daredevil21134

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
Posted by Theodore
@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.
Posted by daredevil21134
@Theodore:
Agreed.Are you enjoing his series so far
Posted by PrimeDirective

Current Superman can't throw infinite mass punches. Take that Superboy Prime!
Posted by daredevil21134

lol
Posted by Video_Martian

@Braxxis7 said:

one is the flash and the other one isnt

LOL, so true

Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt

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

Edited by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow

For one Clark is Superman and Superman is Superman.

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

@jotham said:

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

Posted by ViperKing

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.

Edited by cameron83

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.