Super Heros are super lame! At least when it comes the the big two, Marvel and DC. Recent events with the death of Peter Parker the death of Batman, the axed plot that would have Superman renounce his American citizenship, and Captain America fighting against free speech have made me realize that comics are just not fun anymore. I went through this phaze when DC killed off Superman and when the whole Onslaught debacle happened with the Marvel universe. But after a couple of years I gave comics a chance again, but it seems that the editors and writers seemed hellbent on killing the fun in comics.
Whether it's about the writer's wanting to be gritty and controversial, dark or perverse (see the Dark Age of Comics) or whether it's about inserting political propaganda or pandering.
Comics aren't an escape anymore but are reflecting the most loathsome and dishonorable sides of our culture. The lines between good and evil are blurred and battles between heroes and villains look more like gang warfare.
I wish a new comic company would emerge that makes basic Super Hero/Super Villain stories that I wouldn't be afraid to let my kids read. I realize that I could buy trades and graphic novels and there are plenty of online comics but it would be nice to see a throwback to the Golden or Silver age make it's way back onto the shelf.