History Horrible / Comics

30th Sep '15 6:36:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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->''"It's like the absurdity of the '90s fucked the grittiness of the '80s and then they both doubled-teamed decency until...you know, I could go on here but then I'd be getting as graphically vile as this title itself."''
-->--'''''Blog/ToplessRobot''''' on ''Arsenal Rising'', [[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/12/the_5_best_and_5_worst_comics_of_2010.php?page=2 "The 5 Best and Worst Comics of 2010"]]

Certain comic book storylines get written off as DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible, especially if the fans complain loud enough. Maybe the writers were [[CreatorBreakdown having a bad day]]... or perhaps they failed an AuthorsSavingThrow. Nevertheless, these things have been condemned by a vocal portion of the fanbase.

In some cases, they're ''so'' bad that [[CanonDiscontinuity their creators refuse to acknowledge them,]] preferring to {{Retcon}} their mistakes out of existence. Those are the ''lucky'' ones.

'''''Important Note:''''' Merely being offensive in its subject matter is not enough to justify a work as So Bad It's Horrible. Hard as it is to imagine at times, there is a market for all types of deviancy (no matter how small a niche it is). It has to ''fail to appeal even to that niche'' to qualify as this.

'''''Second Important Note:''''' It is not a Horrible comic just because [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] (who has reviewed most the ones listed) or any other CausticCritic declared it so. There needs to be independent evidence to list it. (Though once it is listed, they can provide the detailed review.)

'''''Third Important Note:''''' This page is not for horrible '''issues''' (or even arcs) of otherwise good comics. For those, see {{WallBangers.ComicBooks}}, {{DethroningMoment.ComicBooks}}, and {{DorkAge.ComicBooks}}.
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!!Examples (more-or-less in alphabetical order):

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[[folder:DC Comics]]
* The miniseries ''ComicBook/AmazonsAttack'' was thrown together last-minute to cover delays in ''Franchise/WonderWoman'', and was nothing more than CharacterDerailment for the entire Amazon people, turning them either into {{Straw Feminist}}s or complete morons by way of IdiotPlot, with {{plot hole}}s aplenty. The initial attack is because Franchise/WonderWoman was tortured; later, it's stated that they decided to do it because they hate men. The reason Wonder Woman was tortured was to learn the Amazon secret technology; later, the heroes figure out that the Amazons aren't behind a certain attack ''because'' it's high-tech. Wonder Woman herself is presented as [[FauxActionGirl absolutely helpless throughout]]; she confronts her clearly-brainwashed mother at least ''thrice'' without thinking to use her lasso, which has previously been shown in-canon as ''able to break brainwashing''. The US Army is [[RockBeatsLaser challenged by spears and bows and arrows]] an arrow pierces a cockpit at one point; Air Force One is chased down by women on flying horses. Also, unless you read the tie-ins, the characters who ''are'' Amazons (Wonder Woman and Donna Troy) or affiliated with the Amazons (Wonder Girl and Super Girl) barely appear for the first half of the series. Icing on the cake? Those tie-ins, where most of the big plot points happen, got left out of the trade paperback collection. It's obvious that the creators didn't research the characters' past or the history of Franchise/{{the DCU}} Amazons at all. Oh, and the Amazons' secret weapon is [[BeeBeeGun bees. My God.]] To make matters worse, the entire series was a lead-in to ''Countdown''... which is at least as reviled as ''Amazons Attack''.
* ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' (nicknamed "Gay for Justice" by readers, thanks to some unfortunate lettering styles), a DC miniseries by James Robinson that featured [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] trying to create a [[HeroesActVillainsHinder proactive]] Justice League (because that always ends well). The series features gratuitous gore and violence, characters being dismembered, horrible writing and gross characterization, and everyone constantly shouting "[[ForGreatJustice For justice]]!" Put it this way when the author directly and explicitly apologizes to the fans over the quality of the work, ''twice'', '''before the series has finished''', then you know you're dealing with something '''awful'''. It was laughably "edgy", even killing off Lian Harper (a fan favorite '''child''' character) at the eleventh hour, which was just one among many senseless deaths that didn't advanced the storyline. Robinson got himself under all manner of fire for its release, despite the fact that he fought tooth-and-nail against the editors, who wanted much, much more in the pointless death and destruction departments. Not two years later, it and both of its follow-ups were retconned in full. Linkara, one of the more calm and level headed Channel Awesome personalities, broke character and growled with ''visceral'' rage during the murder of Lian Harper.
** ''Rise of Arsenal'' is a odd example to cover because it may very well be a {{Poe|slaw}}, but it's hard to tell. The story begins in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', after the protagonist loses his aforementioned daughter Lian in the attack on Star City. ComicBook/GreenArrow's former sidekick Roy Harper, who was the subject of an acclaimed drug awareness plotline in the seventies (when he was known as "Speedy"), fell {{off the wagon}} after losing his arm. Harper, currently known as Arsenal, began a rampant pill addiction to cope with the phantom pains of his missing limb. All well and good, but Roy decides to take a walk on the wild side by indulging in mild S&M, whipping his late daughter's mother with an extension cord, coping with [[strike:erectile dysfunction]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything nanite poisoning]], hallucinating that his daughter is alive and carrying her around town without realizing it's actually a moldy dead cat, and Batman playing some sweet chin music on Roy (the highlight of the book), but not before Roy brutally tortures and kills a man tangentially responsible for Star City. Anyway, it got {{cosmic retcon}}ned the following year, this time in ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}''. Now Roy never lost his arm and his daughter Lian didn't die because [[{{RetGone}} who's Lian?]]
* DC Comics' weekly series ''Comicbook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'', by most accounts. Bad Writing, bad art, bad characterization, three different names (it started as ''Countdown'', then ''Countdown to Final Crisis'', and the final issue was titled ''DC Universe Zero''), three alternate Earths destroyed to prop up villains fans don't like, tie-in mini-series that explain key plot points that are equally horrible, and an ending that completely contradicted the events that it was created to build up. Shortly after ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' was finished, Dan Didio asked Creator/GrantMorrison to give some of his (work in progress) scripts of the first several issues of ''Final Crisis''; other than that, it was pretty much controlled by Didio. It also pulled away advertising from the infinitely better ''SinestroCorpsWar'' story that was going on at the same time. The whole thing was declared CanonDiscontinuity the minute it was finished, but it still didn't erase the horrible taste it left in readers' mouths. It was so bad that the intended final issue, ''DC Universe #0'', written by Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns, essentially replaced ''Countdown'' as the real lead-up to ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' (the only thing that was acknowledged from ''Countdown'' was Darkseid's death, fall, and reincarnation into a human body as seen in ''SevenSoldiers''). It was built up to be the spine of the DCU, but quickly became the appendix.
** Of all the spinoff miniseries, ''Countdown: Arena'' was easily the worst. The plot (Monarch kidnaps a bunch of {{Elseworlds}} characters and then makes them fight to the death so he can recruit the winners) is a [[ExcusePlot threadbare mess]], but it could have been saved by the coolness inherent in LetsYouAndHimFight. This... doesn't happen. Mediocre art, severe pacing issues, CharacterDerailment all round (especially for poor ComicBook/CaptainAtom, whose FaceHeelTurn still makes absolutely no sense), [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy a depressing tone,]] a near-total irrelevance to ''Countdown'' itself, and the fight results being decided by ''[[PopularityPower fan vote]]'' mean that ''Arena'' somehow manages to make three Batmen fighting each other boring and unpleasant. That it features characters from actual good Elseworlds comics getting brutally murdered is just the cherry on this shit sundae. Comics Alliance [[http://comicsalliance.com/the-worst-comics-of-the-decade-part-2/ named it]] one of the worst comics of the decade.
* ''ComicBook/DCChallenge'' was an interesting concept a 12-issue miniseries in which teams of people who normally did not work together would take turns doing stories which could not prominently feature characters they normally worked on, each issue setting up a {{cliffhanger}} that the next team would have to solve in the next issue. Unfortunately, RoundRobin stories are hard enough to manage as fanwork. Doing ''this'' professionally would've been difficult, so it wasn't. This quickly degenerated into a confusing mess. By the end, major plot threads had been dropped completely and nobody was ''quite'' sure what was going on not even the editors at DC.
* Devin Grayson's run on ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', particularly her attempt to re-enact the plot of ''Born Again'' on the least suitable character in the entire DCU. The sheer number of characters that would need to be retconned from the DCU (assuming they didn't detach Dick Grayson completely from it) should have kept this from passing the concept phase, but that's just one issue; other gems from this include the rape scene courtesy of [[AuthorAvatar Tarantula]] -- which she tried to defend as being [[NoExceptYes "nonconsensual" rather than rape]] -- and Richard's inexplicable FaceHeelTurn and poorly-explained alliance with Deathstroke, the result of a failed attempt to manufacture a "hero from the ashes" storyline (''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' got in the way) by pointlessly giving Nightwing hell.
** Bruce Jones' run of ''Nightwing'', which followed Grayson's, made her run look like Shakespeare. Nightwing became a male model who slept with his boss, and she just happened to have superpowers. Then Jason Todd showed up and started fighting Dick on a model runway; and then Jason Todd was turned into a ''tentacle monster''.
* ''ComicBook/SupermanAtEarthsEnd'' is a truly failed attempt to make Superman fit in UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. From turning the Man of Steel into a gun-toting, incoherent, moronic Santa Claus lookalike, to the overall stupidity of the plot (the main villains are [[YouClonedHitler clones of Hitler]] such a plot [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot could be effective in a comic that didn't take itself seriously]], but here it comes across as lazy).
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* ''The Avengers #200'', the issue that had ComicBook/MsMarvel PutOnABus, is an IdiotPlot filled with UnfortunateImplications concerning its plot. It involves the sudden, inexplicable three day pregnancy of Ms. Marvel, which the other Avengers treat as is if were a regular pregnancy, ignorant of the abnormalities of the situation and the trauma it would bring to the woman. After the birth of the baby, and giving it access to their tools, it is revealed to the Avengers that it is actually an extradimensional being named Marcus that brought Ms. Marvel to Limbo for an instant and forcibly impregnated her so that he may escape the dimension. While this is supposed to portray Marcus as a victim of his environment as all the Avengers except Hawkeye sympathize with him, it doesn't change the fact that [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic he raped someone for his own benefit]]. To add insult to the character of Ms. Marvel, she also sympathizes with him and decides to leave with him to limbo after his machine was destroyed. She didn't return to comics for a year until ''Avengers Annual #10'', the issue where Ms. Marvel [[FromBadToWorse loses her powers and memories to Rogue]]. Jim Shooter, one of the writers of the issue, [[http://www.jimshooter.com/2011/12/avengers-200.html regrets having been involved in it.]] [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/linkara/at4w/42795-avengers-200 Linkara]] also took a look at it, and has gone so far to say it is [[http://atopthefourthwall.com/the-top-15-worst-comics-ive-ever-reviewed/ the worst comic he's ever reviewed]] that was not ''Holy Terror''.
* ''ComicBook/TheCrossing'', an insane [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]] BatFamilyCrossover supposedly about Kang trying to take over the world. The plot makes no sense and is so convoluted that it's hard to tell where it begins. It also features the FaceHeelTurn and death of [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] and his replacement by his alternate dimension younger counterpart, "Teen Tony". Eventually, in ''Avengers Forever'', Kurt Busiek said that pretty much everyone involved was a Space Phantom and it was a plot by Immortus, pretending to be Kang ([[TimeyWimeyBall his younger self]]), to troll the Avengers so that they didn't leave Earth for a while.
* ''ComicBook/{{Marville}}'', written by Bill Jemas, was created on a bet between him and Creator/PeterDavid to see who could write a better selling comic. The problem here is that at the time he worked for Marvel, Jemas was an '''editor'''. And boy, does it show. The book is filled with terrible jokes that feel like they were stolen from a rejected Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg script, ham-fisted political commentary, characters from the mainline Marvel universe showing up just to act out of character and do unfunny things, heaping piles of CriticalResearchFailure and countless plotholes, and tons of [[TakeThat mean-spirited digs at DC and Peter David]] while Marvel got off scot-free. Eventually, this fell in favor of what read like a ComicBook/ChickTract... as adapted à la ''Theatre/ShoggothOnTheRoof'' by a schizophrenic primary-schooler. For instance, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} evolved from an otter (it's apparently an oblique, and rather unflattering, reference to a scrapped backstory for the character) and, through some reason or another, either becomes immortal or gets a long line of {{Identical Grandson}}s (the comic can't pick one). In the same issue, {{Jesus}} Christ is called "the first superhero"[[note]]for those not in the know, this is completely untrue on so many levels, no matter how you interpret Jesus[[/note]]. The last two issues were a recap of the series and a guide on how to submit scripts to a now-defunct comic line. Bonus points: the third issue had no speech bubbles, with the text written script-style along the sides of the panels, often covering up the artwork. Also, the ContemptibleCover art featuring a red-haired woman [[CoversAlwaysLie (who appeared nowhere in the comic)]] in [[SexSells various states of undress]] when Jemas was certain he'd lose the bet (he did), with the last issues moving these to variants and using [[WolverinePublicity Wolverine-themed covers]]. Unsurprisingly, Linkara said '[[Film/PulpFiction Bring out the Gimp]]' and trashed it, as did an entertaining blog series titled "[[http://4thletter.net/2009/03/the-marville-horror-part-1-better-sales-through-self-immolation/ The Marville Horror]]".
** Possibly the most disturbing part of the entire comic is centered around how Bill Jemas not only thinks, [[CannotTellFictionFromReality but BELIEVES]] everything he's written in the comic (Issue 6 flat out says the entire miniseries' purpose was to "explore the origin and meaning of life"), meaning that he genuinely believes that Masonic duckbilled dinosaurs existed, evolution is either a farce or was a blueprint laid out by God (the comic can't seem to decide), environmentalists are pussies, and perhaps most incredulously, Creator/PeterDavid is a worse writer than he is. Not only did this loon major in '''history''', but he was also the vice president of Marvel at the time of the series' making (which was also a time of financial difficulty, mind you), making the resulting product all the more baffling to think about.
* The ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' storyline ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' is perhaps the most infamous case of ExecutiveMeddling since ComicBook/TheCloneSaga.
** Decades of continuity and characterization were blinked out of existence because Creator/JoeQuesada, Marvel's editor-in-chief at the time, hated the more modern aspects of Spidey's character. (Interestingly, the Clone Saga was conceived for a similar reason, proving that Marvel never learns anything from its mistakes.) Creator/JMichaelStraczynski, the writer for this storyline, hated every minute of it and tried hard to get himself disassociated with it. It goes like this--Spider Man's aunt May takes a bullet and is about to die. [[ReedRichardsIsUseless Somehow, nobody in the Marvel Universe can do anything to change that.]] So, in a move wholly detached from reality and maturity, he makes a DealWithTheDevil to save Aunt May's life (against her wishes, by the way)... in exchange for his marriage and much of his relationship with Mary-Jane being erased from history. It was contrived to the point of stupidity, worse in that Quesada claimed that having them just plain divorce would make the audience feel cheated. More likely, Joe no longer recognized the Spider-Man from his youth and wanted to [[NostalgiaFilter return to a simpler time.]]
** It acted as a massive ResetButton on the Spider-Books as a whole, retconning not just Peter and MJ's marriage (which might have been tolerable), but Spidey's ''[[TheUnmasking public unmasking]]'' during the ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' arc (which they expressly stated would ''not'' be undone). This is the kind of shameless revisionism Marvel fans (rightly) mock DC Comics for: rebooting the entire universe each time a new movie is announced.
** It should probably be noted that the reason Straczynski objected to the story to the degree that he did was not actually due to the story's quality and more to do with the fact that his original proposal for it (which would have had Peter help Harry Osborn through his drug problems) had been turned down, a proposal that would've jettisoned ''three and a half'' decades of continuity (as opposed to the two that that final product did away with). Whether this would've been better or worse than what we got is [[BrokenBase debatable]], and that three and a half decades would've included nearly every infamously-awful ''Spider-Man'' story ever told, such as ComicBook/TheCloneSaga and ''[[CharacterDerailment Sins]] [[{{Squick}} Past]]'', which remained in-continuity in no matter how disgusted writers/readers were with the results.
* Creator/JephLoeb's ''TheUltimates 3'' is accused of having exceptionally-poor writing and {{Flanderization}} ''en masse''. Many critics argue that Loeb doesn't seem to have bothered reading any of the other books in the UltimateUniverse or familiarizing himself with their characters, and has merely made the characters caricatures of their counterparts in Earth-616 regardless of whether this is appropriate. It was loaded with {{Plot Hole}}s, DarthWiki/{{WallBanger}}s, and stupid, ''stupid'' writing mistakes.
** And then there's ''Comicbook/{{Ultimatum}}''. A sickening capstone to a once-promising line of comics, a capitulation by Marvel Comics that they could give two craps about ''X-Men'' any more, an incoherent clusterfuck which confirms every negative stereotype about [[CrisisCrossover crossover]]s, filled to bursting with [[CListFodder meaningless and cruel deaths]] for no apparent purpose other than to "[[RocksFallEveryoneDies wipe the slate clean]]", [[ContemplateOurNavels leaden dialogue]], and bad artwork.
* Kirkman's run on ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' ended with him retconning almost every major change he had made. Still, sadly, not enough to wipe the long, dragging "Magician" arc from readers' memories. Kurt Wagner going batshit from his time in the Weapon X program could've been done as CharacterDevelopment; coupled with his [[CharacterDerailment sudden off-the-wall homophobia]] and super-creepy [[{{Literature/Misery}} Annie Wilkes-like]] behavior towards Dazzler, it just wound up being the final DarthWiki/WallBanger.
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[[folder:Other Comics]]
* The artist of ''Minimum Security'' (see below) collaborated with another author to make ''As the World Burns'', a graphic novel starring the characters from ''Minimum Security'', who rant about how terrible modern society is. The graphic novel ends with a speech about how [[LuddWasRight humans should destroy everything and go back to being hunter-gatherers]]. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Even if you do agree with their views]], the artwork is still atrocious -- everything is drawn with all the skill of a second-grader, humans look like either grotesque caricatures or creepy baby dolls, and animals look like furry blobs that only vaguely resemble what they're supposed to.
* ''Chronos Carnival'', a story featuring a travelling carnival [[RecycledInSpace in space]], is widely considered to be the worst-written strip ever run in ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''. Its embittered HandicappedBadass protagonist raised a few UnfortunateImplications that were only gotten away with because the artist who drew it was handicapped himself.
* The ValiantComics-ImageComics [[IntercontinuityCrossover crossover]] ''ComicBook/DeathMate'' helped destroy Creator/ValiantComics and was one the contributing factors that led to UsefulNotes/TheGreatComicsCrashOf1996. The writing was horrible, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DeathMate.jpg the art]] [[Creator/RobLiefeld Liefeldian]], the concept was flawed, and Image released its contributions years late.
* The original ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' comics from Devil's Due Publishing. Nothing good can happen when you take a show that mostly derives its humor from delivery, timing, and voice acting and adapt it into a medium that can use ''none of that''. There is zero attempt to make this in any way comic-like. The panels are just rows of boxes, composed into a vaguely comic-like simulacrum. A joke or conversation will start in the third-to-last panel on one page and end halfway into the next. Everything looks stiff, like someone just took a screen cap of the show. The comic is almost always at 3/4 view, and the artwork is full of blatant copying and pasting - facial expressions, poses, and even entire panels are copied wholesale. The book only lasted three issues, and all three were collected into a TPB lovingly named "The ''Family Guy'' Big Book of Crap." [[OldShame Really says something about what the people who worked on it thought of it.]]
* Creator/FrankMiller's ''ComicBook/HolyTerror'' is an unapologetically racist tract against Islamic terrorism starring a pair of Batman and Catwoman [[{{Expy}} expies]]. Miller defended it by comparing it to the anti-fascist cartoons printed in World War II, willfully ignorant about the bigoted and quasi-white supremacist overtones of those {{wartime cartoon}}s. (The book was actually, in fact, supposed to be a ''Batman'' comic at first, but then [[DivorcedInstallment turned into a standalone comic halfway through]].) The writing itself is a mess, there's very little characterization and it takes half the book just to get past the first event. Furthermore, the book treats all Muslims as terrorists-in-making, misrepresents even basic facts about terrorism and seems to treat the brutal treatment and torture of Islamic people as ''[[WhiteMansBurden tough love]].'' Linkara reviewed it as the subject of his 300th episode, and the beatdown he gave it was certainly worthy of an anniversary. However, he would later up the ante by calling it the worst comic he's ever read (quite a statement) and morally repugnant. This, along with ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' (which is [[SoBadItsGood on the opposite end]] of the spectrum), marked [[CreatorKiller the beginning of the end]] of Frankie's glorious and grisly career, though ironically ''ASBAR'' is more readable than most of the works listed here.
* ''Comicbook/{{Incarnate}}'' is a comic written and "drawn" by [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons']] son Nick. "Drawn" is written in quotation marks because he allegedly traced and copied most of the art from various popular manga (including ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', ''Manga/DeathNote'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', and ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', as well as various Website/DeviantArt pages). Most of the dialogue is broken and fragmented, and the story is completely incoherent. Once the plagiarism accusations were made known, Simmons' publisher ceased distribution of the comic due to a legal challenge from Shueisha, the publisher of most of Simmons' source material.
* ''ComicBook/MalibuComicsStreetFighter'': The art was low-end 90s quality. The writing made the games themselves look deep and nuanced. And both of those pale in comparison to the butchering of most of the heroes' personalities: Ryu is turned into a stoic StrawMisogynist, Chun-Li is his bitter-ex and Ken is an American chunkhead. After Sagat and Balrog murdered Ken in the second issue[[note]]For non-fans of the series, this would be like a [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] series having Batman murdered by Bane and Killer Croc[[/note]], Capcom themselves stepped in and pulled the plug on the series. It thus ended with just three issues published. The comic is considered the nadir of Street Fighter adaptations (Yes, that includes [[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter the American cartoon]], [[Film/StreetFighter the Van Damme/Raul Julia movie]] and ''[[Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi The Legend Of Chun Li]]''.)
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' comics... from Germany [[note]]not to be confused with the much better ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' comics[[/note]]. An absolute no-effort trainwreck--sanctioned by Hasbro itself. The artwork was copy/pasted from merchandise boxes, with minimal photoshop to make the characters' actions fit the scene. The stories are some of the most inane the entire franchise has seen. Characterization is uniform, stock, and unlikable.
* Antarctic Press' ''Anime/{{Robotech}} Sentinels: Rubicon'' was an effort by AP at continuing the long-running ''Sentinels'' comic that was cancelled when they acquired the ''Robotech'' license (and this was after Ben Dunn had said that AP would not continue the Sentinels comic, a TakeThat aimed at both the fans [[ArmedWithCanon and the former creative team]]). The result had nothing to do with anything that had come before (or after); it instead consisted of a largely incoherent story filled with [[FlatCharacter unidentifiable characters]] and a plot that was largely incomprehensible (the most coherent part consisted of a White Light in space destroying random ships accompanied by an "EEEE" sound effect). The artwork was terrible; the half-arsed computer toning effects vanished after the first issue, and two pages of the second issue [[AshcanCopy consisted of raw pencils]]. The series was [[CutShort canned after two issues of a planned seven]] without resolving anything; many fans considered it a {{mercy kill}}ing.
* The sleazy French spy-action series ''SAS'' is already bad; it's like ''Film/JamesBond'' without the humor. But the ComicBookAdaptation tops itself, with ''UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden'' being presented as a WorthyOpponent. Sure, the author probably wanted a TakeThat against France-bashing post 9/11, but surely there were less stupid ways of doing it.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' fans [[BrokenBase disagree on just about everything]], [[FanDumb often violently]]. But nobody has managed to find a fan who would dispute listing these works:
** ''[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Beast_Within The Beast Within]]'' is poorly drawn, incoherent, badly written, and completely independent of any known canon. Not even Hasbro acknowledges it. Special mention goes to the Beast, a Dinobots combiner. Fans had been pondering what one would look like for years--the fact that [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070710211127/transformers/images/thumb/1/10/Butwhy.gif/413px-Butwhy.gif this]] was its canon appearance came off as a [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot slap in the face]].
** [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Transformers_Continuum:_The_Definitive_Chronology Continuum]], a typo-riddled, poorly-organized "definitive chronology" of IDW's ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' stories up to the present, is jam-packed with erroneous facts, skipped-over plotlines, and events out of chronological order... and it gets even more sickening when you realize it was written by one of IDW's two ''Transformers'' editors. It was meant to let people know their official stand on ''TF'' continuity, but it was absolutely useless as a resource. Its writer, Andy Schmidt, while he [[OldShame regrets the book]], was [[NeverLiveItDown never allowed to forget it]].
** The [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Beast_Wars_Sourcebook Beast Wars Sourcebook]] is also pretty infamous. Terrible layout and ordering, wildly varying art quality (with Frank Milkovich's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Silverboltbeastwarssourcebook.jpg take on Silverbolt]] being especially infamous), boring writing that reads more like a plot summary of the ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' cartoon than a description of the character and purges any non-[[TheChewToy Waspinator]] related humor, strange and arbitrary changes to the personality of the Japanese characters, and a whole lot of typos and other editing errors. Even more disappointing, considering that the ''[[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne Generation 1]]'' and ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]'' sourcebooks from the otherwise reviled Dreamwave era are generally considered to be excellent.
** "Heart of Darkness", which takes place during ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW's run. The writing ended up being pretty bad with forced dialogue and a rather vague RandomEventsPlot (with a bunch of continuity errors to boot), which was pretty stunning given that acclaimed ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' writer Creator/DanAbnett was a cowriter for it. Normally it would've just been SoOkayItsAverage, but the art proved to [[https://dcomixologyssl.sslcs.cdngc.net/i/5725/11407/99327be7c448b47a68768a4863e1a168.jpg?h=5b4c908d35c2f0126acf9f0868e19f99 absolutely abysmal]] and dragged the comic down further into this. To this day it's regarded as the single worst entry in the IDW G1 continuity and fans try as hard as possible to ignore it, aside from some minor WorldBuilding elements that James Roberts and John Barber later built off of.
* ''ComicBook/TheUnfunnies'' by Creator/MarkMillar. The comic tries for RefugeInAudacity but fails to be funny and thus misses the refuge, becoming little more than a social experiment in depravity (like most of Millar's works, come to think of it). The main villain is a child-murdering KarmaHoudini who ironically has more depth than any of the cartoon characters. In addition to injecting pedophilia and bloodshed into Hanna-Barbera, the comic attempts to mix real life photography and a cartoony style to get a RogerRabbitEffect, thereby ruining that movie for everyone also. Just in case you need any more convincing, Mark Millar's wife herself read about six pages and tossed the book at his head.
* Behind the already bad but copied-enough-that-no-one-cares-anymore Creator/RobLiefeld-esque art of the ''Comicbook/{{Warrior}}'' mini-series lies unheard-of levels of walls and WallsOfText that contain bad grammar and [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords made-up words]] used to explain "destrucity", a philosophy of former Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestler Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, which makes no sense to anyone in the world except him. Oh, and then there was the Christmas special consisting entirely of pinups, several of which have violent and disturbing imagery. [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] teamed up to [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/05/21/atop-the-fourth-wall-warrior-1/ review]] [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/05/29/atop-the-fourth-wall-warrior-2-and-3/ the]] [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2011/10/16/atop-the-fourth-wall-warrior-4/ series]].
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[[folder:Artists, Writers, Editors, etc]]
* Just about any writer for Marvel or DC has ''some'' fans, but you'll have a ''very'' hard time finding any for Chuck Austen during his runs on ''[[Comicbook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'' and ''Comicbook/TheAvengers''. He was responsible for the infamous "fake Rapture via disintegrating communion wafers" plot. He also wrote a "tribute to ''Romeo & Juliet''" that ended with "Juliet" dying but "Romeo" living, included rednecks in robot suits, and included [[MileHighClub a midair public sex scene]]. You ''might'', however, be able to get away with saying he made Polaris more interesting, so at least that's something.
** Upon being inexplicably hired by DC immediately thereafter (presumably dodging villagers armed with TorchesAndPitchforks on the way across Manhattan), Austen gave an interview where he made ''very'' unflattering comments about Lois Lane. His opinions of her influenced the Superman books he wrote, too. This didn't win him any fans; he didn't last long, and the changes he made were ignored or retconned.
** His work in ''Avengers'' depicted Wasp having an affair with Hawkeye due to the time Hank Pym slapped his wife. This actually contradicted a few decades worth of stories involving the mental trauma causing Hank to lash out, the implication that Hank was always abusive (something other writers have been guilty of as well), the fact that Hawkeye has always been good friends with Hank and even refused to date Wasp while they were divorced, and that Hank and Wasp have reconciled in recent years and were happily remarried.
* Greg Land's recent "art", which mainly consists of tracing off porn, magazine covers, and even [[SelfPlagiarism his own artwork]]. Note that we're talking about his ''mainstream'' work for Marvel here, not anything advertised as porn. The worst part of it is that some people have looked up his pre-trace art and found that it was fairly good. Land was a legitimate up-and-coming artist at Creator/DCComics with good runs on both ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' and ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', but it all went to hell when he got to Marvel. In one of the Wizard drawing books, he explains the use of reference in drawing comics. Thing is, he showed reasonable ways to do it (using a picture of an ice skater for a drawing of a girl flying), and the comic drawings were different enough from the references for it to be considered ''his'' drawing. Now, he simply traces his reference pictures, and in later drawing books, he flat-out traces. [[http://jimsmashextended.blogspot.com/2008/07/greg-land-tracing-swiping-recycling.html You can see some of this here.]] And yet, the man still gets work to this day.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
%%Don't add 9 Chickweed Lane onto here. The strip won Best Newspaper Comic at the 2006 National Cartoonists Society Awards, and is therefore disqualified from being SBIH.
* ''[[http://kingfeatures.com/comics/comics-a-z/?id=Between_Friends Between Friends]]'' is best described as a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek in comic strip form, but without humor, intentional or accidental. It brings DarthWiki/{{Wall Banger}}s by the truckloads whenever it tries to be serious. Nobody [[TheUnfairSex with a Y chromosome]] escapes unscathed unless they're [[AuthorAppeal Viggo Mortensen]] or a [[MrFanservice reasonable facsimile thereof]]. All the "empowered" women are depicted as insecure DoesThisMakeMeLookFat types who both agonize over buying the low-fat double-whipped frappuccino and pound back the cheesecake like there's no tomorrow; they don't fare well either.
* ''[[http://comics.com/reply_all/ Reply All]]'' doesn't even have the saving grace of a passable artist it looks like a 5th-Grader's UsefulNotes/MSPaint webcomic. Pupils are seen well outside the actual eye, characters' hairstyles make them seem balding, blatant copy-pasting makes the characters appear superimposed upon the backgrounds. Even the jokes are so flatly delivered they become hard to identify. Honestly, do the editors even care?
* ''Shadows'', which ran in The Sun, has a poor script and even poorer CG artwork. It also blatantly [[FollowTheLeader panders on the current vampire trend]]. Strangely, [[ReplacementScrappy it replaced]] ''Striker'', a much better strip that had run for years. Fortunately, it got cancelled in early 2013 and ''Striker'' was brought back.
* ''[[http://comics.com/working_it_out/ Working It Out]]'' is a comic so violently unfunny that it might accidentally get a pity laugh out of the reader. Most of the [[InNameOnly "jokes"]] consist of really, really, really BAD {{pun}}s, boring, unfunny office "humor" everyone's heard a million times before, and things that seem like they're supposed to be jokes, but aren't. One example is a comic where the boss character is playing with his cell phone with the caption informing us that he likes to fire employees through text messages (and this "joke" was used ''twice'').
** Moreover, it doesn't realize which comics to reprint are relevant. A [[http://www.gocomics.com/workingitout/2012/12/01 Myspace]] reference in 2007 is reprinted in 2012. Really?
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[[folder:Political Cartoons]]
* The works of Brazilian artist Carlos Latuff could aptly illustrate the entry for Anvilicious when the term enters the dictionary, but that trope still doesn't go halfway in describing his cartoons. While one's position on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is their prerogative, Latuff's art is incredibly overt, and VERY biased. It's one thing to criticize and ridicule the policies of Israel and USA, but it's another to portray the USA and Israel entirely demonized (and literally everything controversial they've ever done) and attributed Mideast policy to [[AlwaysChaoticEvil pointless evil for the sake of pointless evil]] (not even ''realpolitik'', lingering Cold War sentiment or monopolization of energy reserves! Just Xenomorphs in three-piece suits!) Virtually everyone who opposes them is made out to be a hero, from communists on the left to Islamic fundamentalists on the right. (Also would it really hurt for him to at least show some Israelis and Americans who support peace and oppose violent wars?) Not to mention the gratuitous amounts of violent and sexual imagery used to reinforce his "points", and his nadir: his participation in/shameless promotion of a contest held by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that called on artists to write cartoons about the Holocaust in rebuttal of the infamous Danish cartoon that pictured the prophet Mohammed, arguably making him an accessory to several murders. But that's a free speech debate for another time; suffice to say it wasn't a career-booster so it gets a mention here.
** He's also quick to jump on the boat when there is any kind of tragedy in the Middle East, but whenever there's a tragedy in the West, he still regards it as the result of flaws in the country, and his art sometimes seem so simple that it's like he's doing it because he has to. He's also said to be incredibly rude, deleting any comment on his art that doesn't agree with him exactly, including, presumably, people who try to be voices of reason offering constructive criticism. Which is a shame, as he has drawn some surprisingly heartwarming cartoons advocating peace in the Middle East or at the very least showing individual Israelis in positive light. It certainly doesn't help that some of his depictions are completely inaccurate.
* ''Counterthink'' is a ridiculous mix of PETA and Scientology's most paranoid fantasies. Topics include why spending money on drugs, rather than [[AllNaturalSnakeOil herbal placebos]], is bad; "doctors are incompetent, egotistical butchers"; "[[ScienceIsBad technologies are dangerous]]"; and "chemical additives, including Fluoride, are evil."
* ''The Leftersons!'' is a political themed comic in the vein of ''ComicStrip/MallardFillmore''. It somehow manages to be ''both'' more {{Anvilicious}} and less funny than its inspiration. The creator of the comic doesn't seem to understand American Liberalism, and so the strip fails at satire. The characters have no personality to speak of. The art is unbelievably boring; many panels, and even layouts for entire strips, are [[CutAndPasteComic reused again and again with random background color changes]].
** An example of its failure: the son of this StrawCharacter family is named Stalin and wears a Darwin-fish shirt, and his hair is done in a random-ass TotallyRadical 1980s punk style, which shows you how up to date the author is.
** The wife is named Imelda because, you know, Imelda Marcos was evil and therefore... she was a liberal! [[CriticalResearchFailure Haha!!!]]
* ... and speaking of, many consider the reactions to the political strips of ''ComicStrip/MallardFillmore'' a textbook example of ConfirmationBias. The problem with that idea is that much of those with similar views (conservatives, especially older ones) don't find the strip funny, either. Those on the opposite side of the political spectrum tend to find the comic blatantly insulting, which is probably the point. Non-political readers just find it joke-free. Check any comics board with a newspaper section and note how many posts on [[FanNickname "The Duck"]] contain the phrase [[DontShootTheMessage "I'm a conservative, but..."]]. The comic itself would probably be relegated to right-wing websites and newsletters were it not used as a "counter-balance" for the liberal viewpoints presented in ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}''. It tends to substitute talk radio talking points for punchlines, forgets to do its research, and it frequently repeats the same "joke" over several strips from slightly different angles. It overuses [[StrawCharacter Straw Liberals]], many of whom are in the regular cast. This is made all the sadder because Bruce Tinsley's occasional non-political strips can be genuinely funny and do show a flair for observational humor. Unfortunately, those strips make up less than 10% of the strip's output. Discussing ''Mallard Fillmore'' on Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon is now an automatic banning offense.
** It may be redundant to mention, but ''Mallard Fillmore'' also has horribly ugly art which often consists only of [[TalkingHeads the duck's head shoved into a corner]] by a WallOfText. And if it's not ''that,'' you'll often see Mallard splayed out in front of the television with his (thankfully undetailed) crotch on full display.
* ''ComicStrip/MinimumSecurity'' is filled with terrible artwork and [[StrawCharacter straw men representing people the artist disagrees with]] meaning people who eat meat, vote Republican, drive cars, buy things, wear clothes, exist, etc. The artist has since sold out, trying more conventional humor and failing at it. You can still read the old strips online.
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->''"It's like the absurdity of the '90s fucked the grittiness of the '80s and then they both doubled-teamed decency until...you know, I could go on here but then I'd be getting as graphically vile as this title itself."''
-->--'''''Blog/ToplessRobot''''' on ''Arsenal Rising'', [[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/12/the_5_best_and_5_worst_comics_of_2010.php?page=2 "The 5 Best and Worst Comics of 2010"]]

Certain comic book storylines get written off as DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible, especially if the fans complain loud enough. Maybe the writers were [[CreatorBreakdown having a bad day]]... or perhaps they failed an AuthorsSavingThrow. Nevertheless, these things have been condemned by a vocal portion of the fanbase.

In some cases, they're ''so'' bad that [[CanonDiscontinuity their creators refuse to acknowledge them,]] preferring to {{Retcon}} their mistakes out of existence. Those are the ''lucky'' ones.

'''''Important Note:''''' Merely being offensive in its subject matter is not enough to justify a work as So Bad It's Horrible. Hard as it is to imagine at times, there is a market for all types of deviancy (no matter how small a niche it is). It has to ''fail to appeal even to that niche'' to qualify as this.

'''''Second Important Note:''''' It is not a Horrible comic just because [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] (who has reviewed most the ones listed) or any other CausticCritic declared it so. There needs to be independent evidence to list it. (Though once it is listed, they can provide the detailed review.)

'''''Third Important Note:''''' This page is not for horrible '''issues''' (or even arcs) of otherwise good comics. For those, see {{WallBangers.ComicBooks}}, {{DethroningMoment.ComicBooks}}, and {{DorkAge.ComicBooks}}.
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[[folder:DC Comics]]
* The miniseries ''ComicBook/AmazonsAttack'' was thrown together last-minute to cover delays in ''Franchise/WonderWoman'', and was nothing more than CharacterDerailment for the entire Amazon people, turning them either into {{Straw Feminist}}s or complete morons by way of IdiotPlot, with {{plot hole}}s aplenty. The initial attack is because Franchise/WonderWoman was tortured; later, it's stated that they decided to do it because they hate men. The reason Wonder Woman was tortured was to learn the Amazon secret technology; later, the heroes figure out that the Amazons aren't behind a certain attack ''because'' it's high-tech. Wonder Woman herself is presented as [[FauxActionGirl absolutely helpless throughout]]; she confronts her clearly-brainwashed mother at least ''thrice'' without thinking to use her lasso, which has previously been shown in-canon as ''able to break brainwashing''. The US Army is [[RockBeatsLaser challenged by spears and bows and arrows]] an arrow pierces a cockpit at one point; Air Force One is chased down by women on flying horses. Also, unless you read the tie-ins, the characters who ''are'' Amazons (Wonder Woman and Donna Troy) or affiliated with the Amazons (Wonder Girl and Super Girl) barely appear for the first half of the series. Icing on the cake? Those tie-ins, where most of the big plot points happen, got left out of the trade paperback collection. It's obvious that the creators didn't research the characters' past or the history of Franchise/{{the DCU}} Amazons at all. Oh, and the Amazons' secret weapon is [[BeeBeeGun bees. My God.]] To make matters worse, the entire series was a lead-in to ''Countdown''... which is at least as reviled as ''Amazons Attack''.
* ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' (nicknamed "Gay for Justice" by readers, thanks to some unfortunate lettering styles), a DC miniseries by James Robinson that featured [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] trying to create a [[HeroesActVillainsHinder proactive]] Justice League (because that always ends well). The series features gratuitous gore and violence, characters being dismembered, horrible writing and gross characterization, and everyone constantly shouting "[[ForGreatJustice For justice]]!" Put it this way when the author directly and explicitly apologizes to the fans over the quality of the work, ''twice'', '''before the series has finished''', then you know you're dealing with something '''awful'''. It was laughably "edgy", even killing off Lian Harper (a fan favorite '''child''' character) at the eleventh hour, which was just one among many senseless deaths that didn't advanced the storyline. Robinson got himself under all manner of fire for its release, despite the fact that he fought tooth-and-nail against the editors, who wanted much, much more in the pointless death and destruction departments. Not two years later, it and both of its follow-ups were retconned in full. Linkara, one of the more calm and level headed Channel Awesome personalities, broke character and growled with ''visceral'' rage during the murder of Lian Harper.
** ''Rise of Arsenal'' is a odd example to cover because it may very well be a {{Poe|slaw}}, but it's hard to tell. The story begins in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', after the protagonist loses his aforementioned daughter Lian in the attack on Star City. ComicBook/GreenArrow's former sidekick Roy Harper, who was the subject of an acclaimed drug awareness plotline in the seventies (when he was known as "Speedy"), fell {{off the wagon}} after losing his arm. Harper, currently known as Arsenal, began a rampant pill addiction to cope with the phantom pains of his missing limb. All well and good, but Roy decides to take a walk on the wild side by indulging in mild S&M, whipping his late daughter's mother with an extension cord, coping with [[strike:erectile dysfunction]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything nanite poisoning]], hallucinating that his daughter is alive and carrying her around town without realizing it's actually a moldy dead cat, and Batman playing some sweet chin music on Roy (the highlight of the book), but not before Roy brutally tortures and kills a man tangentially responsible for Star City. Anyway, it got {{cosmic retcon}}ned the following year, this time in ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}''. Now Roy never lost his arm and his daughter Lian didn't die because [[{{RetGone}} who's Lian?]]
* DC Comics' weekly series ''Comicbook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'', by most accounts. Bad Writing, bad art, bad characterization, three different names (it started as ''Countdown'', then ''Countdown to Final Crisis'', and the final issue was titled ''DC Universe Zero''), three alternate Earths destroyed to prop up villains fans don't like, tie-in mini-series that explain key plot points that are equally horrible, and an ending that completely contradicted the events that it was created to build up. Shortly after ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' was finished, Dan Didio asked Creator/GrantMorrison to give some of his (work in progress) scripts of the first several issues of ''Final Crisis''; other than that, it was pretty much controlled by Didio. It also pulled away advertising from the infinitely better ''SinestroCorpsWar'' story that was going on at the same time. The whole thing was declared CanonDiscontinuity the minute it was finished, but it still didn't erase the horrible taste it left in readers' mouths. It was so bad that the intended final issue, ''DC Universe #0'', written by Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns, essentially replaced ''Countdown'' as the real lead-up to ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' (the only thing that was acknowledged from ''Countdown'' was Darkseid's death, fall, and reincarnation into a human body as seen in ''SevenSoldiers''). It was built up to be the spine of the DCU, but quickly became the appendix.
** Of all the spinoff miniseries, ''Countdown: Arena'' was easily the worst. The plot (Monarch kidnaps a bunch of {{Elseworlds}} characters and then makes them fight to the death so he can recruit the winners) is a [[ExcusePlot threadbare mess]], but it could have been saved by the coolness inherent in LetsYouAndHimFight. This... doesn't happen. Mediocre art, severe pacing issues, CharacterDerailment all round (especially for poor ComicBook/CaptainAtom, whose FaceHeelTurn still makes absolutely no sense), [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy a depressing tone,]] a near-total irrelevance to ''Countdown'' itself, and the fight results being decided by ''[[PopularityPower fan vote]]'' mean that ''Arena'' somehow manages to make three Batmen fighting each other boring and unpleasant. That it features characters from actual good Elseworlds comics getting brutally murdered is just the cherry on this shit sundae. Comics Alliance [[http://comicsalliance.com/the-worst-comics-of-the-decade-part-2/ named it]] one of the worst comics of the decade.
* ''ComicBook/DCChallenge'' was an interesting concept a 12-issue miniseries in which teams of people who normally did not work together would take turns doing stories which could not prominently feature characters they normally worked on, each issue setting up a {{cliffhanger}} that the next team would have to solve in the next issue. Unfortunately, RoundRobin stories are hard enough to manage as fanwork. Doing ''this'' professionally would've been difficult, so it wasn't. This quickly degenerated into a confusing mess. By the end, major plot threads had been dropped completely and nobody was ''quite'' sure what was going on not even the editors at DC.
* Devin Grayson's run on ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', particularly her attempt to re-enact the plot of ''Born Again'' on the least suitable character in the entire DCU. The sheer number of characters that would need to be retconned from the DCU (assuming they didn't detach Dick Grayson completely from it) should have kept this from passing the concept phase, but that's just one issue; other gems from this include the rape scene courtesy of [[AuthorAvatar Tarantula]] -- which she tried to defend as being [[NoExceptYes "nonconsensual" rather than rape]] -- and Richard's inexplicable FaceHeelTurn and poorly-explained alliance with Deathstroke, the result of a failed attempt to manufacture a "hero from the ashes" storyline (''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' got in the way) by pointlessly giving Nightwing hell.
** Bruce Jones' run of ''Nightwing'', which followed Grayson's, made her run look like Shakespeare. Nightwing became a male model who slept with his boss, and she just happened to have superpowers. Then Jason Todd showed up and started fighting Dick on a model runway; and then Jason Todd was turned into a ''tentacle monster''.
* ''ComicBook/SupermanAtEarthsEnd'' is a truly failed attempt to make Superman fit in UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. From turning the Man of Steel into a gun-toting, incoherent, moronic Santa Claus lookalike, to the overall stupidity of the plot (the main villains are [[YouClonedHitler clones of Hitler]] such a plot [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot could be effective in a comic that didn't take itself seriously]], but here it comes across as lazy).
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[[folder:Marvel]]
* ''The Avengers #200'', the issue that had ComicBook/MsMarvel PutOnABus, is an IdiotPlot filled with UnfortunateImplications concerning its plot. It involves the sudden, inexplicable three day pregnancy of Ms. Marvel, which the other Avengers treat as is if were a regular pregnancy, ignorant of the abnormalities of the situation and the trauma it would bring to the woman. After the birth of the baby, and giving it access to their tools, it is revealed to the Avengers that it is actually an extradimensional being named Marcus that brought Ms. Marvel to Limbo for an instant and forcibly impregnated her so that he may escape the dimension. While this is supposed to portray Marcus as a victim of his environment as all the Avengers except Hawkeye sympathize with him, it doesn't change the fact that [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic he raped someone for his own benefit]]. To add insult to the character of Ms. Marvel, she also sympathizes with him and decides to leave with him to limbo after his machine was destroyed. She didn't return to comics for a year until ''Avengers Annual #10'', the issue where Ms. Marvel [[FromBadToWorse loses her powers and memories to Rogue]]. Jim Shooter, one of the writers of the issue, [[http://www.jimshooter.com/2011/12/avengers-200.html regrets having been involved in it.]] [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/linkara/at4w/42795-avengers-200 Linkara]] also took a look at it, and has gone so far to say it is [[http://atopthefourthwall.com/the-top-15-worst-comics-ive-ever-reviewed/ the worst comic he's ever reviewed]] that was not ''Holy Terror''.
* ''ComicBook/TheCrossing'', an insane [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]] BatFamilyCrossover supposedly about Kang trying to take over the world. The plot makes no sense and is so convoluted that it's hard to tell where it begins. It also features the FaceHeelTurn and death of [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] and his replacement by his alternate dimension younger counterpart, "Teen Tony". Eventually, in ''Avengers Forever'', Kurt Busiek said that pretty much everyone involved was a Space Phantom and it was a plot by Immortus, pretending to be Kang ([[TimeyWimeyBall his younger self]]), to troll the Avengers so that they didn't leave Earth for a while.
* ''ComicBook/{{Marville}}'', written by Bill Jemas, was created on a bet between him and Creator/PeterDavid to see who could write a better selling comic. The problem here is that at the time he worked for Marvel, Jemas was an '''editor'''. And boy, does it show. The book is filled with terrible jokes that feel like they were stolen from a rejected Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg script, ham-fisted political commentary, characters from the mainline Marvel universe showing up just to act out of character and do unfunny things, heaping piles of CriticalResearchFailure and countless plotholes, and tons of [[TakeThat mean-spirited digs at DC and Peter David]] while Marvel got off scot-free. Eventually, this fell in favor of what read like a ComicBook/ChickTract... as adapted à la ''Theatre/ShoggothOnTheRoof'' by a schizophrenic primary-schooler. For instance, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} evolved from an otter (it's apparently an oblique, and rather unflattering, reference to a scrapped backstory for the character) and, through some reason or another, either becomes immortal or gets a long line of {{Identical Grandson}}s (the comic can't pick one). In the same issue, {{Jesus}} Christ is called "the first superhero"[[note]]for those not in the know, this is completely untrue on so many levels, no matter how you interpret Jesus[[/note]]. The last two issues were a recap of the series and a guide on how to submit scripts to a now-defunct comic line. Bonus points: the third issue had no speech bubbles, with the text written script-style along the sides of the panels, often covering up the artwork. Also, the ContemptibleCover art featuring a red-haired woman [[CoversAlwaysLie (who appeared nowhere in the comic)]] in [[SexSells various states of undress]] when Jemas was certain he'd lose the bet (he did), with the last issues moving these to variants and using [[WolverinePublicity Wolverine-themed covers]]. Unsurprisingly, Linkara said '[[Film/PulpFiction Bring out the Gimp]]' and trashed it, as did an entertaining blog series titled "[[http://4thletter.net/2009/03/the-marville-horror-part-1-better-sales-through-self-immolation/ The Marville Horror]]".
** Possibly the most disturbing part of the entire comic is centered around how Bill Jemas not only thinks, [[CannotTellFictionFromReality but BELIEVES]] everything he's written in the comic (Issue 6 flat out says the entire miniseries' purpose was to "explore the origin and meaning of life"), meaning that he genuinely believes that Masonic duckbilled dinosaurs existed, evolution is either a farce or was a blueprint laid out by God (the comic can't seem to decide), environmentalists are pussies, and perhaps most incredulously, Creator/PeterDavid is a worse writer than he is. Not only did this loon major in '''history''', but he was also the vice president of Marvel at the time of the series' making (which was also a time of financial difficulty, mind you), making the resulting product all the more baffling to think about.
* The ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' storyline ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' is perhaps the most infamous case of ExecutiveMeddling since ComicBook/TheCloneSaga.
** Decades of continuity and characterization were blinked out of existence because Creator/JoeQuesada, Marvel's editor-in-chief at the time, hated the more modern aspects of Spidey's character. (Interestingly, the Clone Saga was conceived for a similar reason, proving that Marvel never learns anything from its mistakes.) Creator/JMichaelStraczynski, the writer for this storyline, hated every minute of it and tried hard to get himself disassociated with it. It goes like this--Spider Man's aunt May takes a bullet and is about to die. [[ReedRichardsIsUseless Somehow, nobody in the Marvel Universe can do anything to change that.]] So, in a move wholly detached from reality and maturity, he makes a DealWithTheDevil to save Aunt May's life (against her wishes, by the way)... in exchange for his marriage and much of his relationship with Mary-Jane being erased from history. It was contrived to the point of stupidity, worse in that Quesada claimed that having them just plain divorce would make the audience feel cheated. More likely, Joe no longer recognized the Spider-Man from his youth and wanted to [[NostalgiaFilter return to a simpler time.]]
** It acted as a massive ResetButton on the Spider-Books as a whole, retconning not just Peter and MJ's marriage (which might have been tolerable), but Spidey's ''[[TheUnmasking public unmasking]]'' during the ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' arc (which they expressly stated would ''not'' be undone). This is the kind of shameless revisionism Marvel fans (rightly) mock DC Comics for: rebooting the entire universe each time a new movie is announced.
** It should probably be noted that the reason Straczynski objected to the story to the degree that he did was not actually due to the story's quality and more to do with the fact that his original proposal for it (which would have had Peter help Harry Osborn through his drug problems) had been turned down, a proposal that would've jettisoned ''three and a half'' decades of continuity (as opposed to the two that that final product did away with). Whether this would've been better or worse than what we got is [[BrokenBase debatable]], and that three and a half decades would've included nearly every infamously-awful ''Spider-Man'' story ever told, such as ComicBook/TheCloneSaga and ''[[CharacterDerailment Sins]] [[{{Squick}} Past]]'', which remained in-continuity in no matter how disgusted writers/readers were with the results.
* Creator/JephLoeb's ''TheUltimates 3'' is accused of having exceptionally-poor writing and {{Flanderization}} ''en masse''. Many critics argue that Loeb doesn't seem to have bothered reading any of the other books in the UltimateUniverse or familiarizing himself with their characters, and has merely made the characters caricatures of their counterparts in Earth-616 regardless of whether this is appropriate. It was loaded with {{Plot Hole}}s, DarthWiki/{{WallBanger}}s, and stupid, ''stupid'' writing mistakes.
** And then there's ''Comicbook/{{Ultimatum}}''. A sickening capstone to a once-promising line of comics, a capitulation by Marvel Comics that they could give two craps about ''X-Men'' any more, an incoherent clusterfuck which confirms every negative stereotype about [[CrisisCrossover crossover]]s, filled to bursting with [[CListFodder meaningless and cruel deaths]] for no apparent purpose other than to "[[RocksFallEveryoneDies wipe the slate clean]]", [[ContemplateOurNavels leaden dialogue]], and bad artwork.
* Kirkman's run on ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' ended with him retconning almost every major change he had made. Still, sadly, not enough to wipe the long, dragging "Magician" arc from readers' memories. Kurt Wagner going batshit from his time in the Weapon X program could've been done as CharacterDevelopment; coupled with his [[CharacterDerailment sudden off-the-wall homophobia]] and super-creepy [[{{Literature/Misery}} Annie Wilkes-like]] behavior towards Dazzler, it just wound up being the final DarthWiki/WallBanger.
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[[folder:Other Comics]]
* The artist of ''Minimum Security'' (see below) collaborated with another author to make ''As the World Burns'', a graphic novel starring the characters from ''Minimum Security'', who rant about how terrible modern society is. The graphic novel ends with a speech about how [[LuddWasRight humans should destroy everything and go back to being hunter-gatherers]]. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Even if you do agree with their views]], the artwork is still atrocious -- everything is drawn with all the skill of a second-grader, humans look like either grotesque caricatures or creepy baby dolls, and animals look like furry blobs that only vaguely resemble what they're supposed to.
* ''Chronos Carnival'', a story featuring a travelling carnival [[RecycledInSpace in space]], is widely considered to be the worst-written strip ever run in ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''. Its embittered HandicappedBadass protagonist raised a few UnfortunateImplications that were only gotten away with because the artist who drew it was handicapped himself.
* The ValiantComics-ImageComics [[IntercontinuityCrossover crossover]] ''ComicBook/DeathMate'' helped destroy Creator/ValiantComics and was one the contributing factors that led to UsefulNotes/TheGreatComicsCrashOf1996. The writing was horrible, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DeathMate.jpg the art]] [[Creator/RobLiefeld Liefeldian]], the concept was flawed, and Image released its contributions years late.
* The original ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' comics from Devil's Due Publishing. Nothing good can happen when you take a show that mostly derives its humor from delivery, timing, and voice acting and adapt it into a medium that can use ''none of that''. There is zero attempt to make this in any way comic-like. The panels are just rows of boxes, composed into a vaguely comic-like simulacrum. A joke or conversation will start in the third-to-last panel on one page and end halfway into the next. Everything looks stiff, like someone just took a screen cap of the show. The comic is almost always at 3/4 view, and the artwork is full of blatant copying and pasting - facial expressions, poses, and even entire panels are copied wholesale. The book only lasted three issues, and all three were collected into a TPB lovingly named "The ''Family Guy'' Big Book of Crap." [[OldShame Really says something about what the people who worked on it thought of it.]]
* Creator/FrankMiller's ''ComicBook/HolyTerror'' is an unapologetically racist tract against Islamic terrorism starring a pair of Batman and Catwoman [[{{Expy}} expies]]. Miller defended it by comparing it to the anti-fascist cartoons printed in World War II, willfully ignorant about the bigoted and quasi-white supremacist overtones of those {{wartime cartoon}}s. (The book was actually, in fact, supposed to be a ''Batman'' comic at first, but then [[DivorcedInstallment turned into a standalone comic halfway through]].) The writing itself is a mess, there's very little characterization and it takes half the book just to get past the first event. Furthermore, the book treats all Muslims as terrorists-in-making, misrepresents even basic facts about terrorism and seems to treat the brutal treatment and torture of Islamic people as ''[[WhiteMansBurden tough love]].'' Linkara reviewed it as the subject of his 300th episode, and the beatdown he gave it was certainly worthy of an anniversary. However, he would later up the ante by calling it the worst comic he's ever read (quite a statement) and morally repugnant. This, along with ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' (which is [[SoBadItsGood on the opposite end]] of the spectrum), marked [[CreatorKiller the beginning of the end]] of Frankie's glorious and grisly career, though ironically ''ASBAR'' is more readable than most of the works listed here.
* ''Comicbook/{{Incarnate}}'' is a comic written and "drawn" by [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons']] son Nick. "Drawn" is written in quotation marks because he allegedly traced and copied most of the art from various popular manga (including ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', ''Manga/DeathNote'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', and ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', as well as various Website/DeviantArt pages). Most of the dialogue is broken and fragmented, and the story is completely incoherent. Once the plagiarism accusations were made known, Simmons' publisher ceased distribution of the comic due to a legal challenge from Shueisha, the publisher of most of Simmons' source material.
* ''ComicBook/MalibuComicsStreetFighter'': The art was low-end 90s quality. The writing made the games themselves look deep and nuanced. And both of those pale in comparison to the butchering of most of the heroes' personalities: Ryu is turned into a stoic StrawMisogynist, Chun-Li is his bitter-ex and Ken is an American chunkhead. After Sagat and Balrog murdered Ken in the second issue[[note]]For non-fans of the series, this would be like a [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] series having Batman murdered by Bane and Killer Croc[[/note]], Capcom themselves stepped in and pulled the plug on the series. It thus ended with just three issues published. The comic is considered the nadir of Street Fighter adaptations (Yes, that includes [[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter the American cartoon]], [[Film/StreetFighter the Van Damme/Raul Julia movie]] and ''[[Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi The Legend Of Chun Li]]''.)
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' comics... from Germany [[note]]not to be confused with the much better ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' comics[[/note]]. An absolute no-effort trainwreck--sanctioned by Hasbro itself. The artwork was copy/pasted from merchandise boxes, with minimal photoshop to make the characters' actions fit the scene. The stories are some of the most inane the entire franchise has seen. Characterization is uniform, stock, and unlikable.
* Antarctic Press' ''Anime/{{Robotech}} Sentinels: Rubicon'' was an effort by AP at continuing the long-running ''Sentinels'' comic that was cancelled when they acquired the ''Robotech'' license (and this was after Ben Dunn had said that AP would not continue the Sentinels comic, a TakeThat aimed at both the fans [[ArmedWithCanon and the former creative team]]). The result had nothing to do with anything that had come before (or after); it instead consisted of a largely incoherent story filled with [[FlatCharacter unidentifiable characters]] and a plot that was largely incomprehensible (the most coherent part consisted of a White Light in space destroying random ships accompanied by an "EEEE" sound effect). The artwork was terrible; the half-arsed computer toning effects vanished after the first issue, and two pages of the second issue [[AshcanCopy consisted of raw pencils]]. The series was [[CutShort canned after two issues of a planned seven]] without resolving anything; many fans considered it a {{mercy kill}}ing.
* The sleazy French spy-action series ''SAS'' is already bad; it's like ''Film/JamesBond'' without the humor. But the ComicBookAdaptation tops itself, with ''UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden'' being presented as a WorthyOpponent. Sure, the author probably wanted a TakeThat against France-bashing post 9/11, but surely there were less stupid ways of doing it.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' fans [[BrokenBase disagree on just about everything]], [[FanDumb often violently]]. But nobody has managed to find a fan who would dispute listing these works:
** ''[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Beast_Within The Beast Within]]'' is poorly drawn, incoherent, badly written, and completely independent of any known canon. Not even Hasbro acknowledges it. Special mention goes to the Beast, a Dinobots combiner. Fans had been pondering what one would look like for years--the fact that [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070710211127/transformers/images/thumb/1/10/Butwhy.gif/413px-Butwhy.gif this]] was its canon appearance came off as a [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot slap in the face]].
** [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Transformers_Continuum:_The_Definitive_Chronology Continuum]], a typo-riddled, poorly-organized "definitive chronology" of IDW's ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' stories up to the present, is jam-packed with erroneous facts, skipped-over plotlines, and events out of chronological order... and it gets even more sickening when you realize it was written by one of IDW's two ''Transformers'' editors. It was meant to let people know their official stand on ''TF'' continuity, but it was absolutely useless as a resource. Its writer, Andy Schmidt, while he [[OldShame regrets the book]], was [[NeverLiveItDown never allowed to forget it]].
** The [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Beast_Wars_Sourcebook Beast Wars Sourcebook]] is also pretty infamous. Terrible layout and ordering, wildly varying art quality (with Frank Milkovich's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Silverboltbeastwarssourcebook.jpg take on Silverbolt]] being especially infamous), boring writing that reads more like a plot summary of the ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' cartoon than a description of the character and purges any non-[[TheChewToy Waspinator]] related humor, strange and arbitrary changes to the personality of the Japanese characters, and a whole lot of typos and other editing errors. Even more disappointing, considering that the ''[[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne Generation 1]]'' and ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]'' sourcebooks from the otherwise reviled Dreamwave era are generally considered to be excellent.
** "Heart of Darkness", which takes place during ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW's run. The writing ended up being pretty bad with forced dialogue and a rather vague RandomEventsPlot (with a bunch of continuity errors to boot), which was pretty stunning given that acclaimed ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' writer Creator/DanAbnett was a cowriter for it. Normally it would've just been SoOkayItsAverage, but the art proved to [[https://dcomixologyssl.sslcs.cdngc.net/i/5725/11407/99327be7c448b47a68768a4863e1a168.jpg?h=5b4c908d35c2f0126acf9f0868e19f99 absolutely abysmal]] and dragged the comic down further into this. To this day it's regarded as the single worst entry in the IDW G1 continuity and fans try as hard as possible to ignore it, aside from some minor WorldBuilding elements that James Roberts and John Barber later built off of.
* ''ComicBook/TheUnfunnies'' by Creator/MarkMillar. The comic tries for RefugeInAudacity but fails to be funny and thus misses the refuge, becoming little more than a social experiment in depravity (like most of Millar's works, come to think of it). The main villain is a child-murdering KarmaHoudini who ironically has more depth than any of the cartoon characters. In addition to injecting pedophilia and bloodshed into Hanna-Barbera, the comic attempts to mix real life photography and a cartoony style to get a RogerRabbitEffect, thereby ruining that movie for everyone also. Just in case you need any more convincing, Mark Millar's wife herself read about six pages and tossed the book at his head.
* Behind the already bad but copied-enough-that-no-one-cares-anymore Creator/RobLiefeld-esque art of the ''Comicbook/{{Warrior}}'' mini-series lies unheard-of levels of walls and WallsOfText that contain bad grammar and [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords made-up words]] used to explain "destrucity", a philosophy of former Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestler Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, which makes no sense to anyone in the world except him. Oh, and then there was the Christmas special consisting entirely of pinups, several of which have violent and disturbing imagery. [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] teamed up to [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/05/21/atop-the-fourth-wall-warrior-1/ review]] [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/05/29/atop-the-fourth-wall-warrior-2-and-3/ the]] [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2011/10/16/atop-the-fourth-wall-warrior-4/ series]].
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* Just about any writer for Marvel or DC has ''some'' fans, but you'll have a ''very'' hard time finding any for Chuck Austen during his runs on ''[[Comicbook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'' and ''Comicbook/TheAvengers''. He was responsible for the infamous "fake Rapture via disintegrating communion wafers" plot. He also wrote a "tribute to ''Romeo & Juliet''" that ended with "Juliet" dying but "Romeo" living, included rednecks in robot suits, and included [[MileHighClub a midair public sex scene]]. You ''might'', however, be able to get away with saying he made Polaris more interesting, so at least that's something.
** Upon being inexplicably hired by DC immediately thereafter (presumably dodging villagers armed with TorchesAndPitchforks on the way across Manhattan), Austen gave an interview where he made ''very'' unflattering comments about Lois Lane. His opinions of her influenced the Superman books he wrote, too. This didn't win him any fans; he didn't last long, and the changes he made were ignored or retconned.
** His work in ''Avengers'' depicted Wasp having an affair with Hawkeye due to the time Hank Pym slapped his wife. This actually contradicted a few decades worth of stories involving the mental trauma causing Hank to lash out, the implication that Hank was always abusive (something other writers have been guilty of as well), the fact that Hawkeye has always been good friends with Hank and even refused to date Wasp while they were divorced, and that Hank and Wasp have reconciled in recent years and were happily remarried.
* Greg Land's recent "art", which mainly consists of tracing off porn, magazine covers, and even [[SelfPlagiarism his own artwork]]. Note that we're talking about his ''mainstream'' work for Marvel here, not anything advertised as porn. The worst part of it is that some people have looked up his pre-trace art and found that it was fairly good. Land was a legitimate up-and-coming artist at Creator/DCComics with good runs on both ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' and ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', but it all went to hell when he got to Marvel. In one of the Wizard drawing books, he explains the use of reference in drawing comics. Thing is, he showed reasonable ways to do it (using a picture of an ice skater for a drawing of a girl flying), and the comic drawings were different enough from the references for it to be considered ''his'' drawing. Now, he simply traces his reference pictures, and in later drawing books, he flat-out traces. [[http://jimsmashextended.blogspot.com/2008/07/greg-land-tracing-swiping-recycling.html You can see some of this here.]] And yet, the man still gets work to this day.
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%%Don't add 9 Chickweed Lane onto here. The strip won Best Newspaper Comic at the 2006 National Cartoonists Society Awards, and is therefore disqualified from being SBIH.
* ''[[http://kingfeatures.com/comics/comics-a-z/?id=Between_Friends Between Friends]]'' is best described as a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek in comic strip form, but without humor, intentional or accidental. It brings DarthWiki/{{Wall Banger}}s by the truckloads whenever it tries to be serious. Nobody [[TheUnfairSex with a Y chromosome]] escapes unscathed unless they're [[AuthorAppeal Viggo Mortensen]] or a [[MrFanservice reasonable facsimile thereof]]. All the "empowered" women are depicted as insecure DoesThisMakeMeLookFat types who both agonize over buying the low-fat double-whipped frappuccino and pound back the cheesecake like there's no tomorrow; they don't fare well either.
* ''[[http://comics.com/reply_all/ Reply All]]'' doesn't even have the saving grace of a passable artist it looks like a 5th-Grader's UsefulNotes/MSPaint webcomic. Pupils are seen well outside the actual eye, characters' hairstyles make them seem balding, blatant copy-pasting makes the characters appear superimposed upon the backgrounds. Even the jokes are so flatly delivered they become hard to identify. Honestly, do the editors even care?
* ''Shadows'', which ran in The Sun, has a poor script and even poorer CG artwork. It also blatantly [[FollowTheLeader panders on the current vampire trend]]. Strangely, [[ReplacementScrappy it replaced]] ''Striker'', a much better strip that had run for years. Fortunately, it got cancelled in early 2013 and ''Striker'' was brought back.
* ''[[http://comics.com/working_it_out/ Working It Out]]'' is a comic so violently unfunny that it might accidentally get a pity laugh out of the reader. Most of the [[InNameOnly "jokes"]] consist of really, really, really BAD {{pun}}s, boring, unfunny office "humor" everyone's heard a million times before, and things that seem like they're supposed to be jokes, but aren't. One example is a comic where the boss character is playing with his cell phone with the caption informing us that he likes to fire employees through text messages (and this "joke" was used ''twice'').
** Moreover, it doesn't realize which comics to reprint are relevant. A [[http://www.gocomics.com/workingitout/2012/12/01 Myspace]] reference in 2007 is reprinted in 2012. Really?
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[[folder:Political Cartoons]]
* The works of Brazilian artist Carlos Latuff could aptly illustrate the entry for Anvilicious when the term enters the dictionary, but that trope still doesn't go halfway in describing his cartoons. While one's position on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is their prerogative, Latuff's art is incredibly overt, and VERY biased. It's one thing to criticize and ridicule the policies of Israel and USA, but it's another to portray the USA and Israel entirely demonized (and literally everything controversial they've ever done) and attributed Mideast policy to [[AlwaysChaoticEvil pointless evil for the sake of pointless evil]] (not even ''realpolitik'', lingering Cold War sentiment or monopolization of energy reserves! Just Xenomorphs in three-piece suits!) Virtually everyone who opposes them is made out to be a hero, from communists on the left to Islamic fundamentalists on the right. (Also would it really hurt for him to at least show some Israelis and Americans who support peace and oppose violent wars?) Not to mention the gratuitous amounts of violent and sexual imagery used to reinforce his "points", and his nadir: his participation in/shameless promotion of a contest held by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that called on artists to write cartoons about the Holocaust in rebuttal of the infamous Danish cartoon that pictured the prophet Mohammed, arguably making him an accessory to several murders. But that's a free speech debate for another time; suffice to say it wasn't a career-booster so it gets a mention here.
** He's also quick to jump on the boat when there is any kind of tragedy in the Middle East, but whenever there's a tragedy in the West, he still regards it as the result of flaws in the country, and his art sometimes seem so simple that it's like he's doing it because he has to. He's also said to be incredibly rude, deleting any comment on his art that doesn't agree with him exactly, including, presumably, people who try to be voices of reason offering constructive criticism. Which is a shame, as he has drawn some surprisingly heartwarming cartoons advocating peace in the Middle East or at the very least showing individual Israelis in positive light. It certainly doesn't help that some of his depictions are completely inaccurate.
* ''Counterthink'' is a ridiculous mix of PETA and Scientology's most paranoid fantasies. Topics include why spending money on drugs, rather than [[AllNaturalSnakeOil herbal placebos]], is bad; "doctors are incompetent, egotistical butchers"; "[[ScienceIsBad technologies are dangerous]]"; and "chemical additives, including Fluoride, are evil."
* ''The Leftersons!'' is a political themed comic in the vein of ''ComicStrip/MallardFillmore''. It somehow manages to be ''both'' more {{Anvilicious}} and less funny than its inspiration. The creator of the comic doesn't seem to understand American Liberalism, and so the strip fails at satire. The characters have no personality to speak of. The art is unbelievably boring; many panels, and even layouts for entire strips, are [[CutAndPasteComic reused again and again with random background color changes]].
** An example of its failure: the son of this StrawCharacter family is named Stalin and wears a Darwin-fish shirt, and his hair is done in a random-ass TotallyRadical 1980s punk style, which shows you how up to date the author is.
** The wife is named Imelda because, you know, Imelda Marcos was evil and therefore... she was a liberal! [[CriticalResearchFailure Haha!!!]]
* ... and speaking of, many consider the reactions to the political strips of ''ComicStrip/MallardFillmore'' a textbook example of ConfirmationBias. The problem with that idea is that much of those with similar views (conservatives, especially older ones) don't find the strip funny, either. Those on the opposite side of the political spectrum tend to find the comic blatantly insulting, which is probably the point. Non-political readers just find it joke-free. Check any comics board with a newspaper section and note how many posts on [[FanNickname "The Duck"]] contain the phrase [[DontShootTheMessage "I'm a conservative, but..."]]. The comic itself would probably be relegated to right-wing websites and newsletters were it not used as a "counter-balance" for the liberal viewpoints presented in ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}''. It tends to substitute talk radio talking points for punchlines, forgets to do its research, and it frequently repeats the same "joke" over several strips from slightly different angles. It overuses [[StrawCharacter Straw Liberals]], many of whom are in the regular cast. This is made all the sadder because Bruce Tinsley's occasional non-political strips can be genuinely funny and do show a flair for observational humor. Unfortunately, those strips make up less than 10% of the strip's output. Discussing ''Mallard Fillmore'' on Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon is now an automatic banning offense.
** It may be redundant to mention, but ''Mallard Fillmore'' also has horribly ugly art which often consists only of [[TalkingHeads the duck's head shoved into a corner]] by a WallOfText. And if it's not ''that,'' you'll often see Mallard splayed out in front of the television with his (thankfully undetailed) crotch on full display.
* ''ComicStrip/MinimumSecurity'' is filled with terrible artwork and [[StrawCharacter straw men representing people the artist disagrees with]] meaning people who eat meat, vote Republican, drive cars, buy things, wear clothes, exist, etc. The artist has since sold out, trying more conventional humor and failing at it. You can still read the old strips online.
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27th Sep '15 1:14:21 AM WillBGood
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* ''ComicBook/TheUnfunnies'' by Creator/MarkMillar. You know something is wrong when the ads tell you to "leave good taste at the door". The comic tries for RefugeInAudacity but fails to be funny and thus misses the refuge, becoming little more than a social experiment in depravity (like most of Millar's works, come to think of it). The main villain is a child-murdering KarmaHoudini who ironically has more depth than any of the cartoon characters. In addition to injecting pedophilia and bloodshed into Hanna-Barbera, the comic attempts to mix real life photography and a cartoony style to get a RogerRabbitEffect, thereby ruining that movie for everyone also.
** Just in case you need any more convincing, Mark Millar's wife herself read about six pages and tossed the book at his head. He probably made it up to her with a 1-carat blood diamond paid for by the proceeds of his [[CashCowFranchise gorn factory]].

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* ''ComicBook/TheUnfunnies'' by Creator/MarkMillar. You know something is wrong when the ads tell you to "leave good taste at the door". The comic tries for RefugeInAudacity but fails to be funny and thus misses the refuge, becoming little more than a social experiment in depravity (like most of Millar's works, come to think of it). The main villain is a child-murdering KarmaHoudini who ironically has more depth than any of the cartoon characters. In addition to injecting pedophilia and bloodshed into Hanna-Barbera, the comic attempts to mix real life photography and a cartoony style to get a RogerRabbitEffect, thereby ruining that movie for everyone also.
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also. Just in case you need any more convincing, Mark Millar's wife herself read about six pages and tossed the book at his head. He probably made it up to her with a 1-carat blood diamond paid for by the proceeds of his [[CashCowFranchise gorn factory]].head.
12th Sep '15 7:18:12 PM nombretomado
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** Of all the spinoff miniseries, ''Countdown: Arena'' was easily the worst. The plot (Monarch kidnaps a bunch of {{Elseworlds}} characters and then makes them fight to the death so he can recruit the winners) is a [[ExcusePlot threadbare mess]], but it could have been saved by the coolness inherent in LetsYouAndHimFight. This... doesn't happen. Mediocre art, severe pacing issues, CharacterDerailment all round (especially for poor CaptainAtom, whose FaceHeelTurn still makes absolutely no sense), [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy a depressing tone,]] a near-total irrelevance to ''Countdown'' itself, and the fight results being decided by ''[[PopularityPower fan vote]]'' mean that ''Arena'' somehow manages to make three Batmen fighting each other boring and unpleasant. That it features characters from actual good Elseworlds comics getting brutally murdered is just the cherry on this shit sundae. Comics Alliance [[http://comicsalliance.com/the-worst-comics-of-the-decade-part-2/ named it]] one of the worst comics of the decade.

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** Of all the spinoff miniseries, ''Countdown: Arena'' was easily the worst. The plot (Monarch kidnaps a bunch of {{Elseworlds}} characters and then makes them fight to the death so he can recruit the winners) is a [[ExcusePlot threadbare mess]], but it could have been saved by the coolness inherent in LetsYouAndHimFight. This... doesn't happen. Mediocre art, severe pacing issues, CharacterDerailment all round (especially for poor CaptainAtom, ComicBook/CaptainAtom, whose FaceHeelTurn still makes absolutely no sense), [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy a depressing tone,]] a near-total irrelevance to ''Countdown'' itself, and the fight results being decided by ''[[PopularityPower fan vote]]'' mean that ''Arena'' somehow manages to make three Batmen fighting each other boring and unpleasant. That it features characters from actual good Elseworlds comics getting brutally murdered is just the cherry on this shit sundae. Comics Alliance [[http://comicsalliance.com/the-worst-comics-of-the-decade-part-2/ named it]] one of the worst comics of the decade.
24th Aug '15 12:42:58 PM supergod
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* The ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' storyline ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' is perhaps the most infamous case of ExecutiveMeddling since ComicBook/TheCloneSaga (which was merely [[ShaggyDogStory a waste of time]], and not a slow-motion midlife crisis which rendered thirty years of ''reading comics'' a waste of time).

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* The ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' storyline ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' is perhaps the most infamous case of ExecutiveMeddling since ComicBook/TheCloneSaga (which was merely [[ShaggyDogStory a waste of time]], and not a slow-motion midlife crisis which rendered thirty years of ''reading comics'' a waste of time).ComicBook/TheCloneSaga.
23rd Aug '15 8:14:09 AM CL
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** At least two good things came out of it: "'''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall I AM]] [[CatchPhrase A MAN!]]'''" and "'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgR3N8y4boQ "Of course! Don't you know anything about science?!]]'''"
20th Aug '15 11:59:35 AM BrendanRizzo
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'''''Third Important Note:''''' This page is not for horrible '''issues''' (or even arcs) of otherwise good comics. For those, see {{WallBangers.Comics}}, {{DethroningMoment.Comics}}, and {{DorkAge.Comics}}.

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20th Aug '15 11:55:16 AM BrendanRizzo
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'''''Third Important Note:''''' This page is not for horrible '''issues''' (or even arcs) of otherwise good comics. For those, see {{WallBangers.Comics}}, {{DethroningMoment.Comics}}, and {{DorkAge.Comics}}.
8th Aug '15 4:47:30 PM GBAuraRebirth
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' comics... from Germany [[note]]]not to be confused with the much better ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' comics[[/note]]. An absolute no-effort trainwreck--sanctioned by Hasbro itself. The artwork was copy/pasted from merchandise boxes, with minimal photoshop to make the characters' actions fit the scene. The stories are some of the most inane the entire franchise has seen. Characterization is uniform, stock, and unlikable.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' comics... from Germany [[note]]]not [[note]]not to be confused with the much better ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' comics[[/note]]. An absolute no-effort trainwreck--sanctioned by Hasbro itself. The artwork was copy/pasted from merchandise boxes, with minimal photoshop to make the characters' actions fit the scene. The stories are some of the most inane the entire franchise has seen. Characterization is uniform, stock, and unlikable.
6th Jul '15 4:00:52 AM Anddrix
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* FrankMiller's ''{{ComicBook/HolyTerror}}''. Where to begin? The atrocious art? The racist ramblings? The senseless sexism? The fact it gets so many things about the Islamic faith wrong that it's easier to list what it doesn't get wrong? The fact that that list would be "It originally comes from the Middle East" and that's it? The fact that, since DC told Frank he couldn't use Batman (it was originally ''Holy Terror, Batman!'', which wouldn't be confused with ''Batman: Holy Terror'', a '''good''' Elseworlds story, '''AT ALL'''), he created "The Fixer" and "Natalie Stack" (rip-off of Catwoman)? The fact that the book is pro-torture and that the heroes torture people? How about the fact that The Fixer's entire backstory is that he fights crime to train for the day when Islamic terrorists will attack America? There's the impossible nail bombs with infinite range. There's a random guy with a Star of David tattooed on his face as one of The Fixer's allies. There's so much '''''WRONG''''' with it. Even the book's dimensions are awful. There's entire pages of filler, like empty boxes, and that's it. For several pages, just tons of squares. There is just so much to list! Go watch [[AtopTheFourthWall Linkara's episode on it.]] [[http://atopthefourthwall.com/holy-terror/ Here you go.]] Why does this exist?!
6th Jul '15 3:57:18 AM ZoeyPosthuman
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* FrankMiller's ''{{ComicBook/HolyTerror}}''. Where to begin? The atrocious art? The racist ramblings? The senseless sexism? The fact it gets so many things about the Islamic faith wrong that it's easier to list what it doesn't get wrong? The fact that that list would be "It originally comes from the Middle East" and that's it? The fact that, since DC told Frank he couldn't use Batman (it was originally ''Holy Terror, Batman!'', which wouldn't be confused with ''Batman: Holy Terror'', a '''good''' Elseworlds story, '''AT ALL'''), he created "The Fixer" and "Natalie Stack" (rip-off of Catwoman)? The fact that the book is pro-torture and that the heroes torture people? How about the fact that The Fixer's entire backstory is that he fights crime to train for the day when Islamic terrorists will attack America? There's the impossible nail bombs with infinite range. There's a random guy with a Star of David tattooed on his face as one of The Fixer's allies. There's so much '''''WRONG''''' with it. Even the book's dimensions are awful. There's entire pages of filler, like empty boxes, and that's it. For several pages, just tons of squares. There is just so much to list! Go watch [[AtopTheFourthWall Linkara's episode on it.]] [[http://atopthefourthwall.com/holy-terror/ Here you go.]] Why does this exist?!
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