Where to Find Wally West

Recently I was asked by a friend who the best flash is. What she meant by this was who was better, Barry Allen, Bart Allen, Jay Garrick, or Wally West. Now, this is just my opinion and I’m sure many others feel differently, but my favorite flash is by far Wally West. I’m not just choosing him because of his costume design or his discovery of the speed force, but the relationships he makes with other characters. Wally West just has a certain charm to his characteristics that make him lovable. Of course, when hearing my opinion on the matter, my friend immediately wanted to start reading and watching anything with this character. And so, here I’ll make a list for both her and any onlooking readers.

The most obvious way to see Wally West is to read his comics. It’s a curse and a blessing that there are many comic series that he’s a part of. The curse is the issue of finding the time and patience to read them all, and the blessing is the ability to have all the Wally West you could ever want. Yet if you want the best and most recent of him then you have to be careful what you read because he can be portrayed differently depending on when the comic was made or what the series is. My two main recommendations are:

DC Universe Rebirth #1

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Rebirth is a whole new beginning for anyone who’d want to join or re-join the DC universe. And the first issue of the DC Universe Rebirth is the perfect way to jump into the new world of Wally West. It re-introduces the character and all the people he cares deeply for. You can also bet it will cause you to tear up even if yet have to learn exactly who the flash is.

 

Teen Titans Rebirth

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As I said before, these comics are being made right now.  And what better place to start than Wally West’s domain, the Teen Titans. This is the group that he grew to love and the group that made Wally who he is. No spoilers, but you see the love he has for this team and his importance in it in the first issue of this series.

 

Besides comics, there are many other medias in which you can see Wally West. One of these outlets is live action television series. My recommendation under this category of media is:

The Flash

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This is an adored ongoing tv series that focuses on the original flash, Barry Allen. In this show, however, we meet many other flashes whether they’re Jay Garrick, Wally West, or the alternate dimensional version of these characters. By the second season, you’re introduced to Wally West as Kid Flash.

 

The final and best way to see Kid Flash is through animated series. If there is one thing that DC does well it’s its animated series. My following recommendations are:

Justice League

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In this show, you get to see Wally West as the flash and a founder of the justice league. Although I have yet to watch the majority of this show, what I have seen is very good.

 

Young Justice

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This is where I originally fell in love with Wally West as Kid Flash and it is here where I love his character the most. If you want to ease into the world of Wally West then this is what I recommend. And although there are only 2 seasons, the third season is soon to come out!

 

Now as I said earlier there are many other places where you can find Wally West, and this list is only skimming the top of it. Below I’ll attach links to other sites with more media including this beloved character.

http://comicvine.gamespot.com/wally-west/4005-23879/issues-cover/

https://www.inverse.com/article/19927-6-great-wally-west-comics-for-the-flash-sea

http://dcau.wikia.com/wiki/Flash

 

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Movies To Be Hyped For In 2017

If there’s one thing we can look forward to, it’s the list of movies coming out this upcoming year. 2016 has been a good year for movies, but 2017 is coming up and it has a lot of content for any classic nerd.

Lego Batman  

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The Lego Movie was a brilliant, comedic, and colorful movie that, despite its appearance, is perfect for anyone at any age. I can see Lego Batman following the same uniqueness and humor of the Lego Movie. Until then I’ll be humming the “everything is awesome” song.

Beauty and The Beast

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Okay, this list isn’t screaming nerd just yet, but belle was quite a bookworm. And the main actress, Emma Watson, is also our beloved granger from Harry Potter. The movie itself will be a live action remake of the original Disney movie, and if you’re excited to see a remake of this classic then you’ll wanna go out and see it next year.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

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This is the most exciting movie to come out of 2017 for me. The first movie was such a hit and had a killer soundtrack – in fact, I’m still listening to the soundtrack since the movie’s release. I’m excited to see the characters (especially Starlord and little twig Groot) and listen to the soundtrack in the new one!

Justice League

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I have hope that this movie will turn out better than batman vs superman or suicide squad, but despite those, I think this movie can do well. In any case, who wouldn’t want to see the justice league members in live action taking down a villain!

Spiderman Homecoming

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Ever since we saw the new spiderman in civil war, audiences have been excited to see him in his own movie. In 2017 we’ll finally be able to see young Peter Parker fighting crime while struggling in high school.

Star Wars: Episode VIII

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We already got an amazing introduction to the new star wars late last 2015 and a waiting treat, Rogue one, that’s just a few days away. But this following year we’re getting a continuation of the story, and even the least nerdy people are going to rush to the theaters to see this movie.

Power Rangers

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We’ve all seen the show when we were kids. This movie is bound to be more gritty than our childhood images of them, but that’ll just give the live action movie more character. And if you wanna see an upgrade to their costumes you’ll be excited to see their more mechanical suits.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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I feel like I’ve fallen off the list of nerd movies, but how can pirates not qualify?! They’re cool as heck! How could I not add pirates to the list? In any case, it’s been awhile since the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie. And we’ll be seeing Johnny Depp again, after his role in fantastic beasts and where to find them.

Hopefully, these movies will turn out great and make 2017 an awesome year, yet who can know till they come out. No matter what, I’m excited to see these movies finally released, and till then we’ll having some movies to look forward to and get hype over.

I kept the list short and only included two Marvel and one DC movie in this list, but more mentionable movies are coming out so check out the links below.

http://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/justice-league/238985/complete-dc-comics-superhero-movie-release-calendar

http://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/marvel/237462/full-marvel-movie-release-calendar

http://www.movieinsider.com/movies/-/2017