'''Note''': This article lists examples which take place within fandoms, mostly involving over-reaction about minor changes. It's '''not''' about the opinion of TVTropes as to whether a change is for the worse. TVTropes doesn't have opinions.
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* This is the opinion the head writers and editors at DC (led by Dan Didio and Geoff Johns) had about the changes their predecessors made to the DCU in the 80s and 90s, in particular ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' and ''Emerald Twilight''. As a result, ''Infinite Crisis'', ''Green Lantern Rebirth'' and the multiple Batman/Superman crossover events have been their way of retconning those changes, leading to backlash from the current ifandom shouting that the current changes have ruined the DCU FOREVER.
* The {{New 52}} relaunch got "They changed it now it sucks" backlash ''before release''.
** As noted by coverage at the San Diego Comic Con, this was mostly due to bad advertising where the main blurbs are "see, we're going back to how it used to be" (aggravating contemporary fans, who weren't reading when it was ''how it used to be'') and not giving out details people actually wanted that weren't very spoiler-oriented (Was Tim Drake still Robin in his past? What happens to Stephanie Brown? Did you really just say Ma and Pa Kent are ''both'' dead? Does Wally West exist at all? Why does this feel all Elseworlds-ish?? Etc.)
** Changes to Batgirl get a lot of this. Barbara Gordon being crippled was this. Barbara Gordon being uncrippled was this. Barbara Gordon being uncrippled compounded with the Asian Batgirl and the Batgirl from a lower-class background being erased was this and UnfortunateImplications.
** There was some controversy surrounding the decision to retcon Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} into being a founding member of the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]], with some fans angered by what they saw as mucking around with the team's history for the sake of [[TokenMinority diversity]]. So far though, the new Justice League title has been the highest-seller of the reboot.
* WonderWoman's revamp initially to be got this reaction, the general consensus being that the coolest thing about it would be watching the fan's reactions. The first two issues were met with massive acclaim and were extremely strong sellers though. It's been said that it successfully got readers not normally interested in Wonder Woman to check it out. One change in particular that upset many fans was the fact that Diana is apparently Zeus's daughter.
* The [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/09/14/amanda-waller-skinny-thin-reboot/ announcement of slimming up the full-figured Amanda Waller]] resulted in a lot of fans crying foul as they consider her figure to be an integral part of her charm. ("Her nickname's 'The Wall'. That's not a wall, that's a fencepost.") Like other characters post-New 52, Waller also found herself significantly de-aged, which also earned criticisms as the original Amanda Waller was a middle-aged widow with grown children.
* James Robinson's run on ''Justice League of America'' got this reaction, mainly because of his decision to focus on seven second-stringers: Batman (Dick Grayson), Donna Troy, Jesse Quick, Jade, Supergirl, Starman, and Congorilla, rather than on the "real" Justice League (defined by those who complain as either all A-Listers or as whichever team they grew up reading about). Robinson himself is aware of it, and has made it known that he considers this league as "real" as any other, yet this has done little to stop the sheer amount of complaining on DC's official boards. There was some griping about the UnfortunateImplications behind Robinson getting rid of all the non-white characters like Vixen and Doctor Light in order to write a group of his mostly-white [[CreatorsPet pet characters]]. Lampshaded in the final issue, where Batman makes a very thinly-veiled speech about not caring about how poorly his version of the League was received by the public, and that they should be proud of their team.
* Some fans of the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel line of comics are pretty clear about their opinion of the Ultimate Comics line: because it takes place after Ultimatum and as a result of it, all the stories in it are complete garbage and the people who likes it are bribed/tasteless/morons.
** Averted however, with [[spoiler: Ultimate Reed Richards' FaceHeelTurn and reemergence as supervillain "The Maker". The Ultimate Comics storyline depicting this was met with praise from critics and fans alike, and The Maker is widely considered to be one of the best things to come out of the Ultimate Universe.]]
* The initial reaction to Creator/BrianMichaelBendis' controversial revamp of the ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' franchise, where he killed off longtime members ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant-Man]], and ComicBook/TheVision, and had Scarlet Witch go insane. The subsequent decision to add characters like {{Spider-Man}}, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, Echo, ComicBook/SpiderWoman, ComicBook/JessicaJones, [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] and [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] to the team was also controversial amongst many old-school purists. However, Bendis' revamp of the franchise proved massively successful, at least from a financial standpoint.
** To put it into perspective, before Bendis took over, the Avengers were barely selling well enough to maintain one title. By the time his run ended, the franchise was popular enough to support no less than ''three'' different titles (''Avengers'', ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'', and ''Comicbook/SecretAvengers'').
* While Brazilian comic ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'' is frequently accused of making unnecessary changes as any other LongRunner comic, complete with a [[SpinoffBabies Spinoff]] [[NotAllowedToGrowUp Teenagers]] manga, there was once a good in-universe example: Penadinho (in English, ''Bug-a-Boo'') stars various stock monsters. One comic had the title character, a BedsheetGhost, coming by his FrankensteinsMonster friend, Frank, who is lamenting how the creature of ''Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein'' looked. Then Frank reminds Bug-a-Boo of ''Film/{{Ghost}}''. Later two other characters, a vampire and a werewolf, complain about ''Film/{{Wolf}}''.
* ''Batman Reborn'' and ''Superman: ComicBook/NewKrypton'', two events released around the same time, garnered similar responses, at least initially. Superman was pulled out of ''Superman'' and ''ComicBook/ActionComics'', with those books being taken over by Mon-El and Nightwing and Flamebird respectively, while Damian Wayne was made into the new Robin, Dick Grayson into the new Batman, and Stephanie Brown into the new ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}. The flagship title ''DetectiveComics'' was also given to ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}. While Batman Reborn proved to be a massive success, New Krypton was met with almost-universal critical panning and falling sales. The New Krypton event was eventually CutShort, and Superman was brought back to his namesake series.
* A general strong reaction by readers of ''Comicbook/AmericanFlagg'' after Creator/HowardChaykin left the book. Neither Steven Grant nor J.M. [=DeMatteis=] could meet fan expectations for the title, and even an (admittedly gonzo) storyline written by Creator/AlanMoore was poorly received.
* ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'': A very large proportion of the Spiderman fandom declared the storyline as its collective BerserkButton, after JoeQuesada considered dealing with Marvel's answer to Satan (who has since tacitly confirmed that he is Satan) a more realistic way to break up the much loved Spider Marriage than oh, divorce, or something like that. Due to this, the large amount of ExecutiveMeddling and the MarySue new love interest for Peter in the form of Carlie Cooper, it went down like a lead balloon.
* Dan Slott's ''M.O.'' is making dramatic changes to ComicBook/SpiderMan, which usually goes over poorly with longtime readers.
** The ending to ''Amazing SpiderMan'' #700, which has [[spoiler:Peter Parker dying in Dr. Octopus' body and [[GrandTheftMe Dr. Octopus taking over as the new Superior Spider-Man in Peter's body]] ]], was met with this reaction after it was leaked two weeks before the issue hit the stands. Many who were interested in it before either decided to abandon it or tried to send death threats to Dan Slott. Numbers dropped even further with the apparent end of the HopeSpot in ''[[Comicbook/SuperiorSpiderMan Superior Spider-Man]]'' #9, criticisms including the plot mandated IdiotBall handling of the Avengers and X-Men, and not noticing [[spoiler: a full blown psychic possession]] in a universe chock full of powerful telepaths.
** The Spider-verse event went over poorly with a lot of readers due to the long-lasting effects it had on several universes, specifically characters getting killed off.
** Slott's decision to make Peter the CEO of a successful company where he gets to actually use his scientific know-how is disliked by those who think Peter should be broke and desperate. Likewise, having Peter travel the world with "his bodyguard" Spider-man is a hated move amongst fans who feel that Spidey should stick to New York. The fact that Peter left New York in the hands of the new Spider-man, Miles Morales, rarely gets acknowledged by those complaining.
* The main issue with Malibu's attempt at a ''StreetFighter'' [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsStreetFighter comic]]. They took so many liberties with the franchise's canon (including killing Ken - who, keep in mind, is one of the main characters of the franchise - in the ''second issue'') that {{Capcom}} ''literally stepped in and asked them to stop publishing it''.
* A lot of what was changed in ''ComicBook/MaxRideFirstFlight'' caused uproar among the ''Literature/MaximumRide'' fandom, including the flocks' wings being mechanical. One of the major ones was Max being given red hair, when in the novels, her hatred for redheads is made VERY clear.
* The most recent example of this trope came after the first issue of ''Captain America: Steve Rogers'' where TheStinger is [[spoiler: that not only is Steve now a member of HYDRA, but has been so since the beginning.]] Fans have taken this as a slap in the face and have taken to Twitter and Tumblr to express their dislike and some have vowed to boycott the series or Marvel in general until this is retconned. Some fans believe it's a cheap comic gimmick to be retconned after all the hate, while others see it as a disgrace to the original works of Jack Kirby and Joe Simon and to Veterans and America as a whole.
* Spider-Man supporting character, ComicBook/BlackCat, has a few changes that were reacted to negatively by many fans:
** During the events of ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' Felicia was attacked by Spider-Ock, and she wound up swearing to get revenge. After Peter's return she became an outright AxCrazy psycho who wants to destroy everything about him and doesn't care that he was under someone else's control, attempting to harm anyone and everything else in the process and even joining forces with several past Spider-Man villains to do so, even several that she used to be enemies with. Fans of Felicia in her AntiHero days have not been happy. The not so subtle implication that this was all done primarily to further solidify [[CreatorsPet Silk]] as Peter's love interest didn't help.
** The revelation on the post-''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' that [[spoiler:she somehow managed to convince Silk to be part of her criminal enterprise]] and she ''absolutely loathes'' the latter trying to be the TokenGoodTeammate (and all of her appearances before that having her being a sociopathic harridan that sees [[spoiler:killing Silk's only means to find her parents]] as "a favor" and seriously wants to recruit people by convincing them that NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and Evil Pays Better (well, it ''will'' with her in charge-she's gunning to become the next Kingpin of New York)).... yeah, people are hating the new her very much.
** Creator/KevinSmith {{retcon}}ning RapeAsBackstory for Black Cat's origin was received negatively by many fans, who saw it as the unnecessary darkening of what'd been a rather light-hearted character.
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