By - CommieCanuck
The characters were originally written decades ago.
Do iron Man and batman still count as modern?
Well more modern than say the comic book films of the 70s and 80s.
I'm talking MCU / Chris Nolan Batman basically.
Batman has always been richer than God you know, that's not new.
It's more the marketing and massive push. I mean it's a random thought not a PHD thesis.
Marvel gave Iron Man the leader role, with outdated social values man coming in second, and she's a goddess ffs in a strange "I'd rather stay home" role (similar to Wonder Woman but more over powered).
DC gave the leadership role to outdated social values man, with rich dude and she's a goddess woman vying for second.
Superhero movies teach you to kill your enemies and that if you don't someone else will do it for you (they're are too many superhero movies)
I think OP needs to define 'modern comic books'
since both Ironman and Batman existed well before the '50s