The Day Has Finally Come. The Return of WALLY WEST!

#1 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (12011 posts) - - Show Bio

USA Today broke the story of The Flash's very own Wally West returning on April 30th in The Flash Annual #3! The article also states that Flashes new creative team will consist of co-writers Rob Venditti and Van Jensen with artist Brett Booth.

Here is the article. NOW ENJOY!

#2 Posted by lifeofvibe (3508 posts) - - Show Bio

not everybody is exsited for this some are worried that wally is going to take the spot light thats the same thing that happened when barry came back jeoff johns rules dc at the moment and he wont let one of his favorite superheros loos his title as the flash...back to what i was say about barry allen...barry has already tooken the hearts of many flash fans made them there favorite flash but not so long as long as nobody would care about wally in fact many still love wally more then they love barry so in the end there will a be a great devide among flash fans as to who should bare the name FLASH or wally gets his own identity im guessing blue valocity whos with me?

#3 Edited by Jake Fury (18930 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice! Interested in seeing how he's introduced.

#4 Edited by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Still worried about how they'll introduce him (especially because of Bart's new origin..), but still very glad he's back. I still don't understand why some people are so against having two flashes. I thought it worked for Flash and Batman before the reboot.

#5 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1675 posts) - - Show Bio

not everybody is exsited for this some are worried that wally is going to take the spot light thats the same thing that happened when barry came back jeoff johns rules dc at the moment and he wont let one of his favorite superheros loos his title as the flash...back to what i was say about barry allen...barry has already tooken the hearts of many flash fans made them there favorite flash but not so long as long as nobody would care about wally in fact many still love wally more then they love barry so in the end there will a be a great devide among flash fans as to who should bare the name FLASH or wally gets his own identity im guessing blue valocity whos with me?

Really I don't think there should ever be any type of argument over there being more than one Flash. More than anything when it comes to that name, more than one person using it was/is the status quo and always should be. Even now in the New 52 there are still multiple Green Lanterns on Earth using the title, so I don't see why the Flash family can't still do the same. I can understand about one character taking the spotlight off the other however, as sadly you're right when you say that's already happened between Wally and Barry before. Smart thing to do would be to give each his own series to play around in, especially since Wally's not Kid Flash, or at least doesn't look like he will be, and therefore can fully operate on his own once his reintroduction arc is over.

#6 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8151 posts) - - Show Bio

Whats the difference between him and Allen?

(Aside from Deadlier Rogues)

#7 Edited by CrazyScarecrow (1455 posts) - - Show Bio

I am happy to see Wally back seeing that he has been a major character at DC since the Silver Age though I hope they just give him his own book and adult identity (similar to Nightwing or Troia). The New 52 got me into the Flash and made Barry Allen one of my favorite characters. Even to the point where I started reading his original Silver Age adventures.

#8 Edited by lifeofvibe (3508 posts) - - Show Bio

@thecheesestabber: ones funnier then the other and has been known to be more powerful then the other both of these are wally

#9 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8151 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Edited by SmashBrawler (5947 posts) - - Show Bio

@thecheesestabber said:

Whats the difference between him and Allen?

(Aside from Deadlier Rogues)

The main reason I've always preferred Wally over Barry is because Wally is one of the few mainstream superheroes who's actually gotten a heavy dose of character development.

We saw him from his first days as Flash as an irresponsible douche and shameless womanizer to eventually become a respected hero and family man. Seeing Wally unlock his true potential was great as well; some people may think he got too overpowered but seeing him discover all these new abilities was very compelling, as it added to the character's development. It was also during his tenure that we were introduced to the Speed Force and we got to explore its mysteries alongside him.

Wally also the had the advantage of having a great supporting cast. Characters like Jay Garrick, Bart Allen, Jesse Quick, Max Mercury and many others were heavily featured and truly complemented Flash's world. It also helps that he had a consistently great run (pun intended) for 225 issues (not counting the annuals, 0 issue, 1000000 issue and 1/2 issue). This is obviously not the character we're getting now but even without all that I still prefer Wally's more human attitude over Barry's more, well, straight-up superheroic personality.

#11 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8151 posts) - - Show Bio

@thecheesestabber said:

Whats the difference between him and Allen?

(Aside from Deadlier Rogues)

The main reason I've always preferred Wally over Barry is because Wally is one of the few mainstream superheroes who's actually gotten a heavy dose of character development.

We saw him from his first days as Flash as an irresponsible douche and shameless womanizer to eventually become a respected hero and family man. Seeing Wally unlock his true potential was great as well; some people may think he got too overpowered but seeing him discover all these new abilities was very compelling, as it added to the character's development. It was also during his tenure that we were introduced to the Speed Force and we got to explore its mysteries alongside him.

Wally also the had the advantage of having a great supporting cast. Characters like Jay Garrick, Bart Allen, Jesse Quick, Max Mercury and many others were heavily featured and truly complemented Flash's world. It also helps that he had a consistently great run (pun intended) for 225 issues (not counting the annuals, 0 issue, 1000000 issue and 1/2 issue). This is obviously not the character we're getting now but even without all that I still prefer Wally's more human attitude over Barry's more, well, straight-up superheroic personality.

How much more powerful was he?

#12 Edited by Black_Claw (3007 posts) - - Show Bio

Wally! It's good to have you back buddy!

Now all we need is Donna Troy.

#13 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2246 posts) - - Show Bio

Wally! It's good to have you back buddy!

Now all we need is Donna Troy.

And Ralph and Sue Dibny. And Garth. And Ray Palmer as the Atom.

#14 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1675 posts) - - Show Bio

Whats the difference between him and Allen?

(Aside from Deadlier Rogues)

Personality, classic abilities, and more interesting storylines (All on Wally's end)

#15 Edited by conradoaccorsi (301 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Wally is going to be the new Cobalt Blue, look at his costume it might be or not, just don't know. But i'm glad his back I hope he gets an all new identity.

#16 Edited by Justthatkid (4379 posts) - - Show Bio

@conradoaccorsi: Or they could look to the Flash show and name him "Pollux"

#17 Posted by Thitiki (4180 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally, Wally is one of my favorite superheroes and he is definitely my favorite Flash. I am beyond excited.

#18 Edited by Bezza (3719 posts) - - Show Bio

..just bumped this up, excited by the return of Wally, only a few weeks now. Does anyone know if Wally is going to be a fixture in the Flash monthly comic, after the Flash Annual in April? Presumably there wont be two flash comics, one for Barry and one for Wally!

#19 Posted by Dredeuced (5717 posts) - - Show Bio

@bezza: The future Flash is almost certainly Barry. I would bet money on the person he let die in his timeline being Wally West and that's why everything went to hell and why he went back in time. Wally almost certainly won't be a different Flash and, frankly, he probably won't even be Wally West. He'll be a completely different character named Wally West.

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