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SuperFriends Comic Book Character
Filmation Character
Kid Flash
Kid Flash (TeenTitans, 50)
Information
Real name: Wally West
Species: Metahuman
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Apprentice: To Flash
Base: Titan's Lair
Gabriel's Horn
Affiliations: Teen Titans
Abilities: Super-Speed
Voiced/Played: Tommy Cook
Wally (TeenTitans, 50)
Wally (TeenTitans, 52)

Kid Flash was the teenage sidekick of Flash back in the '60s. He was also a member of the Teen Titans.


Background Information

In the parallel universe of Earth-One, Wally West was the nephew of Iris West. Iris was the of Barry Allen, the Justice League of America member, aka the Flash!

One summer when Wally was ten, he visited his aunt Iris' fiancee, Barry Allen, at the Central City police laboratory where Barry worked. The freak accident that gave Allen his powers repeated itself. Wally was shot into a rack of chemicals by a bolt of lightning, just like Barry. After revealing his identity to Wally, Barry offered to train the boy on how to use his new powers. Wally was the first person, aside from Iris to know the Flash's double-identity.[1]

Wally became Kid Flash (the first Kid Flash and the third Flash), fighting crime either alone or with the Flash.

Wally was also a founding member of the newly created Teen Titans, where he became friends with Dick Grayson, then known as Robin and Aqualad.[2] Kid Flash remained a member in good standing of that team.


Powers and Abilities

See the Flash's powers and abilities.


Appearances

Kid Flash did not appear in any episodes of the Superfriends.

Filmation Appearances

The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967-1968):
Teen Titans episodes:

Flash episodes:

Super Friends (comic book)


Notes

  • Wally West was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino.
  • He was introduced in The Flash, Vol. 1, #110 (1959).[3]
  • In the comics, Wally had red hair, which became brown while he was Kid Flash, and his costume was yellow and red. In the Filmation series, he had black hair, and his costume's colors were in different places.
  • The Wally West version of the Flash is supposed to be the fastest.


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Appearances in Other Media

Flash DCAU Wally West The Flash, commonly called the "Fastest Man Alive," was a young and popular superhero from Central City and a founding member of the Justice League. Apart from his vast speed powers, Wally's most significant qualities were his approachability and his down-to-earth, quintessentially human nature — qualities that many said made him the "heart of the Justice League." In his civilian life, Wally West worked as a forensic scientist with the Central City Police Department. The precise circumstances of the incident in which Wally West gained his powers have never been fully revealed. It appears that Wally was the subject of a freak accident in which lightning struck a rack of chemicals in a laboratory. Somehow this combination endowed Wally with the fantastic speed powers for which he would become renowned. Adopting the costumed identity of the Flash, Wally fought to protect the people of Central City from various threats, particularly those of the criminal variety.

This version of Wally West is based on Superman: The Animated Series (1996-2000), the Justice League (2001-2004), and the Justice League Unlimited (2004-2006) animated series produced for the Cartoon Network.
- For more on Wally West see article at 'DCAU'


References

  1. as revealed in the Flash, Vol. 1 #120 (May, 1961).
  2. as revealed in the The Brave and the Bold, Vol.1 #54 (June–July, 1964).
  3. Go to the DC Database for more on The Flash, Vol. 1, #110 (1959).