Wally West is another character that occupies a weird place in comics history. Most people know there's a hero called The Flash, and that he has super speed and a red costume. But there is a difference depending on who where's said costume. Are we talking about Barry Allen or Wally West? Allen was faster, and had better control of his powers, but Wally was just plain smarter. Wally also had a great sense of humor. So how did he become the Scarlet Speedster? He, as a teenager, made the same experiment that gave Barry Allen his powers. It worked on him, just not as well. He made a costume and became The Flash's sidekick, Kid Flash. When Barry disappeared after Crisis on Infinite Earths, Wally took up the mantle of The Flash and the rest is history.
So what do I like so much about The Flash? Like I said, he's very funny, plus intelligent. That's great, and the way he was handled in Geoff Johns run on his series was amazing. I also love his rogues gallery, specifically The Rogues. Their idea is interesting, and the individual villains are all cool. Laters.