OXM UK: "I've lost count of how many times in the past two years I've come out of a cinema, or watched a game's credits sequence roll, and felt a teensy bit pleased with myself for being a big old nerdy comic book fan. Classic Marvel and DC franchises are on the up worldwide - Batman: Arkham City has topped charts and Metacritic alike, The Walking Dead XBLA is one of the finest videogame stories out there, and The Avengers Assemble is one of the most profitable films of all time.
But with this power comes great responsibility, and a tragic superhero backstory. Fellow comic fans will tell you how often in the past we've had to watch our favourite heroes submit to brutal character assassination by uncaring executives. Case in point: these six superhero stinkers. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it's a great big whopping turd."