10 Comic Book Origin Changes Fans Hated

If only comic book creators would abide by the philosophy, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

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Everyone loves an origin story, and when it comes to a person's beloved comic book superheroes and villains, those stories can be what ultimately brought the fan to the franchise. While most characters have a detailed, and well-understood origin written years before, some find their way to a retcon or revamp, and not everyone is happy with the changes.

On the one hand, it makes sense that a character created nearly a century ago would need some updating. After all, the world is much different now than it was in the 1940s-1980s, and comic book creators understand this all too well.

Still, it can be frustrating when a character fans have been reading and enjoying without complaint for decades suddenly gets a complete overhaul. All the big publishers are guilty of doing this in one way or another, and it's always a hit or miss as to whether or not the changes will last.

Typically, a change to an origin story can annoy a longtime fan, but every so often, a change will infuriate them to the point of rage-quitting a series. These are the changes that truly made the fans angry, and while some may have liked them, many more did not.

 
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