Wally West is a fictional superhero that appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. He is the first Kid Flash and the third Flash. His power consists mainly of superhuman speed. He made his first appearance as the Kid Flash in the Flash #110 in 1959. Wally took up the mantle of the Flash following the death of Barry Allen from 1986 to 2009 in DC's main lineup. His physical appearance is generally a redhead with green eyes. Wally has an important role as the Flash in DC Rebirth (2016).
In his debut as the Flash, Wally wears a distinct red and gold costume, traditionally storing the costume compressed inside a ring and later creating a costume directly out of Speed Force energy. He is considered the fastest to ever take the mantle of The Flash. In the DC Rebirth (2016), the Flash (Wally West) wears a red and silver costume.
In 2011, IGN ranked Wally West #8 on their list of the "Top 100 Super Heroes of All Time", ahead of any other speedsters, stating that "Wally West is one of the DCU's greatest heroes, even if he does not rank as the original Scarlet Speedster". In 2013, Wally West placed 6th on IGN's Top 25 Heroes of DC Comics.
Wally West has appeared in many forms of media, including the Justice League cartoons, in which he is voiced by Michael Rosenbaum. He also appeared in the 2010 TV show Young Justice as Kid Flash, voiced by Jason Spisak, and as the Flash in Justice League Animated features such as Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths voiced by Josh Keaton. Wally also made his live-action debut in the second season of The Flash, as Kid Flash, portrayed by Keiynan Lonsdale.