Superheroes are some of the longest lasting characters of our modern pop culture history, and some of the earliest examples are still to this day the most well known of the genre. Superman and Batman were both created in the 1930s, and today they are two of the most easily recognizable fictional characters in the world.
A lot has changed over the last 75 years. How do the characters of this genre manage to go so long without dating themselves? Casablanca takes place the same year Wonder Woman was created but Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman now seem very old-fashioned, while Wonder Woman is more relevant today than ever. How is this possible?