It's no secret that i'm a HUGE Flash guy. The first superhero comic (that didn't have a World War Two connection) was THE FLASH #243, The death Of The Top. This issue featured all the Rogues Gallery trying to stop the Top from destroying Central City as he died.
From that book, I was hooked! The Flash has always played an important part in the history of DC; introduction to Earth 2, Crisis, Flashpoint and is an incredibly interesting character, especially Barry Allen.
To me, Barry Allen is the Flash! He cares about people, loves being a hero and does everything to make the world a better place. in DC REBIRTH - THE FLASH, writer Joshua Williamson, artist Carmine Di Giandomenico and colorist Ivan Plascencia not only bring us up to speed on the current Flash but also make it easy if you only know the Flash from the TV series. We see Barry being haunted by visions in his past all revolving around the Speed Force. Then when Wally West finally shows up (as we saw in DC REBIRTH) he and Barry chat and reveal that Wally is no longer Kid Flash... but the Flash! We know his Flash, whatever it will be called will be the leader of THE TITANS.
So please, pick up this series and discover what it is I, and Brian love so much about the Flash!