In June 1987, 'The New Flash' #1 hit the shelves like a whirlwind. DC was able to get 'Nexus' and legendary indie creator Mike Baron to write a story unlike most at the time.
We see Wally dating a supermodel, having a throw down with Vandal Savage and, oh yeah, winning a million dollars in the lottery. Not your typical superhero.
The book was a visual stunner with Butch Guice on pencils and inks by Larry Mahlstedt. Sadly this team didn't last long and once they left, so did I. It took Mark Waid's return to get me interested and Geoff Johns to keep me going. I was also so moved by this book that I wrote a fan letter that was published in 'Flash Annual' #1.
I loved this book and as much as I missed Barry, this filled the void because I thought Wally was my Flash. I felt like readers must have in the 40's and 60's when Jay Garrick and Barry were introduced. The only thing I didn't like was there was no Kid Flash anymore and i wouldn't be seeing my favorite costume anymore.
If you can hunt down the first 15 or so issues of this series, then get them. It was a promising start that ended a little to quick. But it was here (and in this series) that Wally West was established as the Flash.