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** 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.

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** The ending to ''Amazing SpiderMan'' ComicBook/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.


* ''ComicBook/BrianMichaelBendisSuperman'' was met with intense backlash when he revealed that he'd be aging Jon up to 17. Not only did it skip over interesting CharacterDevelopment for DC's newest and most popular KidAppealCharacter, it aged him ahead of his best friend [[Characters/{{Robin}} Damian]], and the circumstances for it are incredibly contrived (it involves Jon trusting his grandfather Jor-El, who had tried to plunge all of Earth into chaos a scant few months ago). Worse still, the notion of having a teenage Superboy again is entirely redundant, as Bendis brought back Conner Kent in ''[[ComicBook/YoungJustice2019 Young Justice]]'', which Bebdis is also penning.

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* ''ComicBook/BrianMichaelBendisSuperman'' was met with intense backlash when he revealed that he'd be aging Jon up to 17. Not only did it skip over interesting CharacterDevelopment for DC's newest and most popular KidAppealCharacter, it aged him ahead of his best friend [[Characters/{{Robin}} Damian]], and the circumstances for it are incredibly contrived (it involves Jon trusting his grandfather Jor-El, who had tried to plunge all of Earth into chaos a scant few months ago). Worse still, the notion of having a teenage Superboy again is entirely redundant, as Bendis brought back Conner Kent in ''[[ComicBook/YoungJustice2019 Young Justice]]'', which Bebdis Bendis is also penning.

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* ''ComicBook/BrianMichaelBendisSuperman'' was met with intense backlash when he revealed that he'd be aging Jon up to 17. Not only did it skip over interesting CharacterDevelopment for DC's newest and most popular KidAppealCharacter, it aged him ahead of his best friend [[Characters/{{Robin}} Damian]], and the circumstances for it are incredibly contrived (it involves Jon trusting his grandfather Jor-El, who had tried to plunge all of Earth into chaos a scant few months ago). Worse still, the notion of having a teenage Superboy again is entirely redundant, as Bendis brought back Conner Kent in ''[[ComicBook/YoungJustice2019 Young Justice]]'', which Bebdis is also penning.


* Franchise/WonderWoman's New 52 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.

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* Franchise/WonderWoman's New 52 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. daughter when before it was key that she had no father and Zeus had no part in her creation. It doesn't help that her mother is Ares' daughter meaning Zeus is now Diana's great-grandfather and her dad.


** 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.]]
** Also averted with ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', which remained popular and well received, [[spoiler: even after Peter Parker was killed and Miles Morales became the new Spider-Man. Like the Maker, he's considered one of the best things to come out of the Ultimate Universe, to the point that he was officially brought into the main Marvel Universe after the Ultimate Universe was destroyed. He's made appearances in cartoons and other merchandise, and even has [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse his own movie]]. BreakoutCharacter doesn't even begin to describe it]].

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** 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.]]
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** Also averted with ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', which remained popular and well received, [[spoiler: even after Peter Parker was killed and Miles Morales became the new Spider-Man. Like the Maker, he's considered one of the best things to come out of the Ultimate Universe, to the point that he was officially brought into the main Marvel Universe after the Ultimate Universe was destroyed. He's made appearances in cartoons and other merchandise, and even has [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse his own movie]]. BreakoutCharacter doesn't even begin to describe it]].it.


* With departure of the scenarist, ''Mélusine'' changed the format of the series from 1-2 pages gag to album-length stories with story arcs. Made worse that [[spoiler:fan favorite [[KilledOffForReal Cancrelune is dead]]. Giving that she was one of the main character for nearly 20 years, [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore it signals that the series changed forever]].]] Fans were not pleased judging from the scores and comments on Amazon.

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* With departure of the scenarist, ''Mélusine'' changed the format of the series from 1-2 pages gag to album-length stories with story arcs. Made worse that [[spoiler:fan favorite [[KilledOffForReal Cancrelune is dead]]. Giving that she was one of the main character for nearly 20 years, [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore it signals that the series has changed forever]].]] Fans were not pleased judging from the scores and comments on Amazon.


* With departure of the scenarist, ''Mélusine'' changed the format of the series from one-page gag panels to album length stories with story arcs. Fans were not pleased judging from the scores and comments on Amazon. Made worse that [[spoiler: fan favorite [[DrivenToSuicide Cancrelune committed suicide]] and is never coming back.]]

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* With departure of the scenarist, ''Mélusine'' changed the format of the series from one-page 1-2 pages gag panels to album length album-length stories with story arcs. Made worse that [[spoiler:fan favorite [[KilledOffForReal Cancrelune is dead]]. Giving that she was one of the main character for nearly 20 years, [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore it signals that the series changed forever]].]] Fans were not pleased judging from the scores and comments on Amazon. Made worse that [[spoiler: fan favorite [[DrivenToSuicide Cancrelune committed suicide]] and is never coming back.]]

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* With departure of the scenarist, ''Mélusine'' changed the format of the series from one-page gag panels to album length stories with story arcs. Fans were not pleased judging from the scores and comments on Amazon. Made worse that [[spoiler: fan favorite [[DrivenToSuicide Cancrelune committed suicide]] and is never coming back.]]


** 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 ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} get a lot of this. Barbara Gordon being crippled was this. Barbara Gordon being uncrippled was this. Barbara Gordon being uncrippled was this.
** There was some controversy surrounding the decision to retcon ComicBook/{{Cyborg}} into being a founding member of the [[Franchise/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]].

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** 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 [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim Drake Drake]] still Robin in his past? What happens to [[ComicBook/Batgirl2009 Stephanie Brown? Brown]]? Did you really just say Ma and Pa Kent are ''both'' dead? Does [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West West]] exist at all? Why does this feel all Elseworlds-ish?? Etc.)
** Changes to ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} get a lot of this. Barbara Gordon being crippled was this. Barbara Gordon being miraculously uncrippled and deaged while wiping the other Batgirls from history was this. Barbara Gordon Of course her being uncrippled was this.
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** There was some controversy surrounding the decision to retcon ComicBook/{{Cyborg}} into being a founding member of the [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]], with some fans angered by what they saw as mucking around with the team's two teams' history for the sake of [[TokenMinority diversity]].diversity]] in the League.


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** The alterations to Tim Drake are heavily criticized by fans. Pre-boot, he was an intelligent, nice guy AudienceSurrogate who [[KidDetective figured out Batman's identity at an early age]] and became Robin to [[MoralityPet save Bruce from himself]] in the wake of Jason's death. The new Tim is an arrogant, friendless gymnast who became Batman's sidekick because he wanted a challenge and endangered his family in his failed attempt to prove himself without ever having figured out Batman's identity.


* This is the opinion the head writers and editors at DC (led by Creator/DanDidio and Creator/GeoffJohns) had about the changes their predecessors made to Franchise/TheDCU in the 80s and 90s, in particular ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' and ''ComicBook/EmeraldTwilight''. As a result, ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', ''Green Lantern Rebirth'' and the multiple Superman/Batman crossover events retconned those changes, leading to backlash from the current fandom shouting that the current changes have ruined the DCU FOREVER.


* 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.

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* 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}}, Franchise/SpiderMan, 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.


** Also averted with ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', which remained popular and well received, [[spoiler: even after Peter Parker was killed and another Spider-Man succeeded him]].

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** Also averted with ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', which remained popular and well received, [[spoiler: even after Peter Parker was killed and another Spider-Man succeeded him]].Miles Morales became the new Spider-Man. Like the Maker, he's considered one of the best things to come out of the Ultimate Universe, to the point that he was officially brought into the main Marvel Universe after the Ultimate Universe was destroyed. He's made appearances in cartoons and other merchandise, and even has [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse his own movie]]. BreakoutCharacter doesn't even begin to describe it]].


** Also averted with ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', which was popular and well received for most of it's run.

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** Also averted with ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', which was remained popular and well received for most of it's run.received, [[spoiler: even after Peter Parker was killed and another Spider-Man succeeded him]].


** Also averted with ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan, which was popular and well received for most of it's run.

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** Also averted with ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan, ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', which was popular and well received for most of it's run.

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** Also averted with ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan, which was popular and well received for most of it's run.

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