Except Bruce Banner is still the Hulk, Tony Stark is still Iron Man, Captain America still punches Nazis, Thor is still a man. Most of those changes are pretty short-lived.
But many of the annoying SJW characters are still around today, The next thing "woke" Marvel intends to do, is to use them to ruin the MCU films. We've already seen this creep in with man-hating feminist Captain Marvel. And worse than that, the leftist writers who created them continue to inject their foul politics into characters and comics where it's completely unnecessary.
Plus, there was a lot of politics in the older comics. Like Superman stopping a corrupted politician on Action Comics #1 and The Fantastic Four fighting the Hate Mongerer on the 60s, who was revealed to be a still living Adolf Hitler. Then that time Captain America discovered that Richard Nixon was a supervillain.
Yes, there have been instances of political ideas being used in comics in the past, but it was always used sparingly. It was never the entire focus of the storytelling, and it wasn't used as propaganda like it currently is.
Today's leftists writers brow beat and guilt trip readers. They actually show contempt for their own audience, and seem to forget that the readers are the reason that they are employed in the first place. It's sort of the same concept as Star Wars: the Last Jedi. That film was essentially made with the intent of being a giant middle finger to the core fan base.
Even in the famously socially "woke" Green Lantern/Green Arrow run in the 1970's, equal time was given to the perspective of Hal Jordan (a conservative), and Oliver Queen (a liberal). The intent was always to tell an engaging story, with the social issues being used as a backdrop.
Not to mention the entirety of the X-Men's history being an allegory of the Civil Rights movement.
There are actually many industry professionals who dispute this claim. I personally think this is an idea that Stan Lee embraced after the fact. Not to say that it isn't an apt comparison. I just think that in the 1960's Stan was throwing everything and the kitchen sink at the wall to see if something would stick, I don't think he was consciously trying to make political statements. I think he later re-framed some of his creations after other people made connections.
I only read some of the Alan Moore Swamp Thing run, but there was an environmental message in those comics.
Yes, this true. This might actually be my favorite run in comics history. Moore definitely did put politics in his stories, but again he didn't use them as propaganda. The political ideas he used were always meant to serve the story, not to be