Flash is a name shared by several fictional comic book superheroes from the DC Comics universe. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, the original Flash first appeared in Flash Comics #1 (January 1940). Nicknamed the Scarlet Speedster, all incarnations of the Flash possess "super-speed", which includes the ability to run and move extremely fast, use superhuman reflexes and seemingly violate certain laws of physics.
Kid Flash (Wally West) is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC comics universe. Created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino, as a junior counterpart to The Flash. The first incarnation of the character, debuted in The Flash (vol. 1) #110 (1959). Wally made regular appearances in Flash related comic books and other DC Comics publications from 1959 through the mid-1980s until the character was reinvented as the new version of The Flash.