For a piece I'm almost ready to post, I want to find an example of a case where a superhero (Marvel, DC, Image, or whatever) appeared to have "gone bad" -- and then later on it turned out that he was only being "forced" to do bad stuff (robbing a bank, for instance) because some real villains were threatening to kill his family or other nasty stuff and he was going along with their demands while he stalled for time and tried to find a way out of it. Or maybe they were blackmailing him because they had dug up some serious dirt that could ruin his reputation; maybe even put him in prison if they showed it to a judge and jury.
The tricky part is: I'd really like it to be a situation where this part about "extortion" or "blackmail" was only revealed in a retcon in a follow-up story, long after the original story that simply showed the superhero acting like he had "gone bad." I'm not so interested in a story where it only takes a few pages for us to find out why Superman is doing the weird stuff that he was shown doing on the cover. (The Silver Age Superman used to have that kind of "sales stunt" on his covers all the time, or so I hear -- acting like he'd lost his marbles, at first glance -- but everything would be explained very quickly if you actually bought the silly thing.)