It can't be easy coming up with new comic book creations. For every Wolverine or Batman, there is a whole list of characters like D-Man and Asbestos Lady that have you questioning the creative processes that resulted in their introduction. While a lot of these are rightly hated, and soon cast into a pit never to be seen again, some have had a longevity that boggles the mind of most fans.
After all, the customer is always right, right? Well maybe not.
Sure, a bad character is a bad character no matter what, but there have been times that some of these heroes or villains have gone on to grow into something completely different from their initial concept, and other times when the hate has been misplaced from the off-set.
But fandom is nothing if not stubborn, and as soon as a character is tarred and feathered, it takes a hell of a lot for them to be accepted as anything other than a burden and a huge annoyance.
It's a shame that such a stigma can follow someone from page to page and, in some cases, from decade to decade. However, maybe - just maybe - these 10 can turn their franchise around.