Justice League redesigns, part 7 of 12.
Having asked you all pick your favourite Justice League members from a selective list, the Flash settled in the middle. Out of 92 votes, he only received six.
Though not a character I'm thoroughly familiar with, I've grown to really like and appreciate Barry Allen tremendously after reading a stack of contemporary comics involving him. He's someone with tremendous courage and incredible heart. He cares deeply for others and will do whatever it takes to make sure justice is done. I find his dedication to his job to be admirable as is his ability to conquer past tragedies to become a more fully formed person in comparison to some of his cowl-wearing teammates who chose to wallow in their past. In re-inventing him for my envisioned Justice League, I wouldn't alter much of his personality since he stands alone with his strong convictions and sensitive disposition. Rather than taking care of Central City, he'd be based out of New York City (along with the other Leaguers) and would work for the NYPD. The biggest change, however, would be in Barry's personal life. Iris Allen is out. She's duller than a doorknob and I've found nothing in her character to suggest she's anything other than a poor man's Lois Lane. That's just me though. In terms of his friendships, I see he and Wonder Woman being the closest. Obviously, his friendship with Green Lantern remains as well.
For his costume, I wanted to really try something different. Barry's pretty much always had the same costume so I wanted to reinvent it. That meant giving him shorter sleeves and altering his familiar lightning bolt symbol. I added more details to his costume as well. The decision to give him goggles was largely inspired by Kid Flash's design on Young Justice. They had the right idea there giving him goggles since it's something I imagine speedsters requiring so they don't get bugs in their eyes or so they're not tearing up. The decision to have his hair showing, while it may appear to be a Kid Flash reference, was largely due to the fact that I wanted to make it blatantly clear which Flash this is. This is Barry... not Wally and not Bart. Anyway, I hope you all like what I've done with the Flash.
You can see the other League redesigns in my gallery.