The end of the Comics Code Authority, in the end undermined by the major companies(DC and Marvel especially, with their own agenda), has all but crushed the industry’s appeal to what was once it’s primary audience, kids and young teenage boys, as the companies began to drift towards more niche “adult” audiences(I call them the “Comic Book Store Guy Crowd” that need to really grow up, Same crowd that are obsessed with Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty and such violent games). Censorship is a good idea most of the time, and companies like Marvel and DC have yet to realise(like the Wrestling organisation the WWE, eventually did, shifting back to a PG rating in 2008) that their future is STILL in entertaining young boys with age appropriate content.
Just look at how immoral Hollywood is these days as compaired to the “Golden Age” when Censorship kept it in tow.
Personally I hope one day, that Marvel and DC suffer from the same problems that Vince Mcmahon Jr. eventually did, with Sponsors threatening to withdraw, ratings falling(after the gimmick of “Attitude” had worn off), threats of Lawsuits from the “other WWF”, criticism from various safety authorities over insane stunts that had ended up killing a performer, having longtime Television partners refuse to run the program and when they did it was censored most of the time… etc. Might teach them a bit of humility and might make them realise that sex and violence isn’t appropriate for their proper REAL target audience.