I was talking to a friend about comic books and it dawned on me that the biggest comic book characters are all from the 60s or 70s. Understandably so since these characters have been involved in classic stories that have spanned generations. However, I find it bizarre that there are no mainstream comic book characters (I can think of) that where created in the 2000s or even the 90s for that matter. Why aren't there any new iconic characters in the comic book industry and why aren't comic book companies pushing them? If we look at other industries like books and film, there have been plenty of iconic characters from the 1990 - 2010 that have and will continue to stand the test of time. I can't say the same with comic books. The most "iconic" new characters are often adjuncts of staple characters (ie miles morales as the new spider-man) and really don't stand on their own.