Since the early days of comic books, characters and stories have been written in support of the fans and their interests. Every once in a while, a writer will come along and tear apart everything the fans love. When this happens, fans might rage-quit the series, others may enjoy the story, and some will be insulted by it.
This can happen when a story alters a character in such a way as to go completely against everything they previously stood for. Imagine a story where Batman kills a dozen bad guys, or Peter Parker casually dances in the street in some kind of spooky Emo look—fans don't like that sort of thing, and they often take insult at the attempt.
Over the years, there have been plenty of examples of stories that insulted the fans, but not every insulting story was necessarily bad. Some were written well and were interwoven throughout a series of books. Spider-Man's "Clone Saga" was mostly hated by fans, but it was a complicated plot few could argue wasn't well-written.
The examples on this list represent some of the most insulting plots ever to find their way into a comic book. Whether you loved them or hated 'em, there's hardly a fan out there who wasn't insulted in some way by these stories.
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