Wally. I've read and enjoyed more of his stories than any other Flash. I am sorry to say that Barry was more interesting dead than he was alive. They did give Barry much more of a personality though in the flashback stories they did.
Travis Herrick said:Wally. I've read and enjoyed more of his stories than any other Flash. I am sorry to say that Barry was more interesting dead than he was alive. They did give Barry much more of a personality though in the flashback stories they did.
Actually, I think Barry was plenty interesting -- particularly once Iris died. They regularly put him through the wringer -- sometimes a Spider-Man level wringer -- for extended periods of time. The most prominent were the death of Iris story (which lasted something like a year, followed by his gradual acceptance of widowerhood), and then the much-derided (but not by me) Trial of the Flash. But there were other times, too: The Ringmaster series, when Iris started skipping out on Barry for a new hero (due to mind control), was a bit of an emotional roller-coaster for the time, as were the weird hallucinations he was experiencing thanks to the Roscoe Award (circa 254-256). Then, around the late 290s, he had to deal with his father becoming a supervillain (possessed by The Top), which caused some stress, too. And I remember the Eradicator/Goldface issues (starting in 314, leading up to the attempt on Fiona's life on their wedding day, which sparked the Trial) as a particularly interesting time to be Barry as well.
I think Barry gets a bad rap as being boring because since his death, he's been canonized/frozen-in-amber into the silver-age aspects of his character. But there was a lot going on with him in later years.