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10 Comics Changed Due To Fan Backlash

Can you believe the Clone Saga was almost good?

Marvel Comics

To quote Mallrats' Brodie Bruce, "You f**kers think just because a guy reads comics he can't start some sh*t?"

Few fandoms are as passionate and territorial as comic book fans. For better or for worse, comics fans - including us here at WhatCulture - will painfully plead their case on heavy hitting matters such as why Superman forever needs to have red underpants over his tights, and why Gambit is far cooler than Wolverine.

The point being, comics fandom is one that is never afraid to speak its mind.

As a result of this strong-willed mentality, comics fans have often caught the attention of those in the industry with both their praise and their displeasure. And on that displeasure front, while some comics creators are happy to ignore any negativity that comes their way, other times we've seen a fan backlash be so strong that action has had to be taken to go back on certain decisions.

Here, then, are ten examples of when the backlash of comic book fans forced some of the biggest comic book companies in the industry to rethink their output and make major changes.

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