I honestly don't know how to feel about this. I think diversity in comics is important, both on the page and behind the scenes. I think that it's great that more and more female and minority writers and artists are telling the kinds of stories they want to tell, but I keep seeing more and more books that I don't want to read.
I looked at the boom titles that Richie was talking about in the article. I am always looking for something new to read, and none of them appealed to me. It makes me feel frustrated at times, because I feel like if I don't like these kinds of books than I'm not being socially minded enough, if I say I don't like them then that makes me some kind of sexist, jaded old man who wants everything to appeal to me and only me.
It seems that there is a trend either making everything with lots of violence and sex, or making everything cute and quirky. I don't like either extreme, I know lots of people do, and I don't want to take anything away from the people who do like it, its just harder and harder to find things I like.
I really do want to embrace the future, I am genuinely happy things are changing, but this feeling I have has been growing more and more, I don't want to become some fanboy who's caught up in the past, but that's what I feel like I'm turning into, and I can't stand it.