I would personally prefer to read a GOOD storyline using my favorite characters whether or not this storyline is what the original writers have officially dictated to be the true storyline.
Take the Street Fighter games. According to the Street Fighter Plot Guide, most of the battles didn’t happen (although it could be argued that some DID happen but held no real importance in the overall storyline which would have worked the same if those ‘pointless filler battles’ happened or not) yet they are still in the game. The problem lies with Capcom treating each individual Street Fighter series as unique and don’t always tie the storylines into each other. Yes, Capcom are first and foremost videogame creators but their canon storyline is told to us by the Street Fighter Plot Guide and not during the games themselves.
With the Udon comics, the characters interact a lot more with other characters and their storylines fit in well with everybody else’s in the story. Udon writes good storylines for Street Fighter but because they are not Capcom, they are dismissed at non-canon even though they write better stories than Capcom themselves. Udon’s comics are the first I read that actually expands and improves upon the base game storyline. Other third party works are only using the Street Fighter license to make a quick buck by using the name as the major selling point instead of the storyline.
So anyway, if the non-canon storyline is better written and more believeable than canon storyline, which do you prefer?