posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 07:01 PM
1. "The Age of Apocalypse" storyline in the X-Men related comics. Professor X's son Legion goes back in time to prevent his dad's dream from failing:
by killing Magneto when he and his dad were still friends! But Legion screws up, kills the wrong guy, and the future that we know of disintegrates.
Apocalypse awakens early because of the fight between those mutants and promptly takes over the world. "The Age of Apocalypse" storyline describes
what happens next.
2. DC's catastrophe storylines like "Knightfall" (which was the fall of Batman) & the "Death of Superman" storyline.
3. A lot of old storylines from Image Comics, particularly the "ShadowHawk" series. An attorney (or something similar) is physically destroyed by
thugs from the underworld and injected with HIV! He snaps, loses his job and all sense of reason, except the desires to destroy criminals and to find
a cure for the disease. He ruthlessly breaks the backs of any criminals he faces, which leads him to be seen as a villain by law enforcement. Some of
his enemies are intense, including a racist supervillain (ShadowHawk is a black man). He keeps getting weaker & more desperate as the series goes on
3b. The early "Spawn" series (also from Image comics). The US military (or a defense contractor, I forgot) had found a gate to Hell and found that it
was made of a material that could morph into anything! So they made a deal with its leader to give him one of their greatest soldiers in exchange for
some of that material. Of course, that soldier (a special ops or mercenary) didn't know anything about this deal, went on a mission, and was betrayed
by his team. He awakens in Hell and sells his soul to its leader so he can be resurrected to see his family.
But the cruel joke is on him. He awakens with a massive charred body, a living symbiotic outfit, and a mutilated face. He was resurrected 5 years
after he died and his wife is now married to one of his friends! And even worse, he finds his grave and his real body is still buried there, meaning
he is literally now a Hellspawn! He slowly learns his powers and situation, and both Heaven and Hell are sending creatures after him (Heaven to
destroy him and Hell to keep him in line). He even saves his ex-wife that he deeply loves but she's horrified of him and his form (she didn't know he
was a brutal warrior in life). Oh yeah, and every time he uses his power, he loses some of his borrowed life. And this is all just the opening
Honorable Mention: The "X-Cutioner's Song" storyline in the X-Men comics. It doesn't hold up well over time because they kept changing things &
lessening the repercussions of it. But this one was one of my favorites when I was a kid.