An age-old question for fans of DC Comics has been answered in the most recent issue of Joshua Williamson’s The Flash. Fans now have a definitive answer for who is fast between Barry Allen and Wally West.
In the issue, the two Scarlet Speedsters are chasing Zoom just as he has broken down the Force Barrier and gained even more powers. Despite claims of being the fastest men alive, the speedsters cannot keep up with Hunter Zolomon. Unbeknownst to either the answer to catching Zolomon lies in a moment from their past.
Barry recalls a race between his cherished comrade from the pair’s past and that Wally was the victor because of his ability to tap into the Speed Force on a pure and primal level. Barry confirms Wally is the faster Flash when he says:
“I was always so lost in the science of the speed force that I’d miss out on having fun and just cutting loose. But you always knew how to enjoy the speed…and the day we raced, that was how you won. And now you need to remember…you’re Wally West…and you’re the fastest man alive!”
Do not fret Grant Gustin or Ezra Miller diehards, all this confirms is that Wally is the superior speedster in just terms of speed, Barry has superior experience and scientific prowess. There was another bittersweet moment embedded in the pages of this issue when Barry Allen puts a spin on his classic phrase:
“My name is Barry Allen…I’m not the fastest man alive. Not anymore.”
Do you think being faster makes Wally the superior Flash? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
The Flash #50 is written by Joshua Williamson and is drawn by Howard Porter and a variant cover by Francesco Mattina. Here’s the official synopsis:
“The lightning-fueled finale of “Flash War”! Zoom adapts two new Speed Force powers into his arsenal against both Barry Allen and Wally West. What are these strange new powers? What can they do? And how will this haunt the Scarlet Speedster long after “Flash War” is over? It’s the power of two Flashes pitted against the seemingly unstoppable Hunter Zolomon!”
The Flash #50 is in stores now!