So one of the reasons why modern comics are introducing diversity of race, religion, gender in comic book characters was because of targeting new demographics or new readers.
So why are the management only targeting the hero characters and not villain characters?
I mean, it is interesting to hear that there's a gay iceman or autistic reed richards (didn't read comics so i don't know the background) but its somewhat disconcerting to see them dehumanizing villain characters. Joker's sexuality gets hardly mentioned these days - in the past comics he gets gay subtext. Correct me if i am wrong, but i don't think Doctor Doom was ever portrayed as mentally ill or something.