There ya go. The reason why Samus took one hit from the ice beam. Lots of things that are "new traits" for Samus that people don't like (she even fights for the attention of guys) are actually established traits from years and years ago. But for people who've only played the games (or only played a few games), they feel betrayed by the character that's been Samus for over a decade. It's like somebody who watched the old Batman tv show from the 60's being pissed when they find out that Batman is actually an vengeful psychopath. I can understand where they're coming from but they didn't have the whole story.
That reasoning I won't accept. As Khuutra likes to put it, the comic isn't part of the canon of the Metroid series or something like that.
On top of that, you have it backwards with your Batman example. The 60's show isn't the start nor the foundation of the Batman canon, it's actually in the same boat as the Metroid manga. Which means what you are trying to do here is essentially trying to convince us that the 60's Batman is the real Batman.