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Barry Allen! He's not just my favorite Flash he my favorite superhero! Not even a contest! BUT the others I would order like this....
Jay Garrick, Wally West, Bart Allen, Jessie Quick, Johnny Quick, Max Mercury.
I know a lot of people like Wally the most and I understand...He is cool but I have, ever since I was a kid, loved the silver age Flash. Though to be fair I always loved the JSA more then the JLA. So I guess I enjoy the older heroes more lol.
F*ck Geoff Johns. F*ck DC. F*ck Barry Allen. There was absolutely no reason to bring Barry back imo but they didn't have to completely erase Wally West from f*cking continuity either. F*cking fagg*ts. I hope Mindset gets them all.
Unlike Kyle, who failed to erase Hal from peoples' minds entirely, there was a time not so long ago when Barry really was just a product of a bygone era. He had a magnificent, Marvell-level sendoff, nobody missed him, and by all accounts Wally was more interesting.
Then they erased all of that. It was one of the bigger tragedies of character development. Because it cheapened Barry's past and "death" and marginalized Wally.
Bart at least always had his own identity, despite being second fiddle to the others. And Jay was pretty unassailable as the original.
Jay's my favorite, but I'm biased toward JSA. But it's a shame what happened to Wally.
I go for Wally, easily. He's got not just one but multiple of the best Flash runs ever (Mark Waid's, most obviously. And Geoff John's Flash run >> Geoff John's Barry run).
Jay's also nice, I like a lot of stuff with him.
Bart-as-Flash wasn't too great, though Bart-as-Impulse was really fun and Bart-as-Kid-Flash wasn't bad either. When the creator of Impulse was asked about killing Bart-Flash, he just shrugged and said the character's personality was totally different anyway, so the old character was already gone.
I like Barry the best because I just like the flash best when he's super critical and genius level, using his power in amazing ways. I know Wally did amazing things with his powers too but to be honest I read more Barry than I did on Wally. I would have liked them to keep him around but then came the big ol reboot and the big middle finger to a lot of fan favorite characters.
Absolutely Wally West. He was DC's closest equivalent to a Peter Parker type, when he was the Flash. His status was also given weight by having to live up to the legacy and heroic sacrifice of Barry Allen, who wasn't nearly as interesting. But Geoff Johns and DC muffed all that up.
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