The Ultimate Universe changed classic Marvel heroes like Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the X-Men — making them more relevant and interesting.
While it may have earned Marvel some controversy, the Ultimate Universe's "edginess" is necessary to make the relaunch stand out.
The Ultimate Universe's last X-Men development can replicate the now ending Krakoa Era of Earth-616, bringing it into the new Ultimate X-Men comics.
1996's Heroes Reborn and 2004's Ultimate Fantastic Four retell the origins of Marvel's first family. Which story showcased the Fantastic Four best?
The 2000s was a great time for Marvel fans, but even in a decade of successes, the publisher made plenty of mistakes.
After reinventing the Green Goblin, Marvel's Ultimate Universe reinvented their Harry Osborn as a radically different incarnation of the Hobgoblin.
Though the mainstream Kang has a connection to Reed Richards, the Ultimate incarnation of the villain makes their relationship far more tragic.
Whereas Ultimate Spider-Man felt like a modern take on the character, the Ultimate version of Daredevil felt too similar and too different.
Ultimatum proved to be a controversial arc that effectively ended Marvel's Ultimate Comic universe in a gruesome and disturbing way.
The Ultimate Marvel Universe is filled with all sorts of powerful weapons that could wipe the floor with any of Marvel's strongest heroes.
Fans who stopped reading Marvel's Ultimate comics after Ultimatum don't know what they missed.
Reevaluating the Ultimate Captain America yields some startling results -- he may actually the best version of the character, ever.
Some Ultimate Marvel heroes weren't as strong as their Marvel Universe counterparts, but these X-Men and Ultimates heroes pack a much bigger punch.
Spider-Men II ended with a huge reveal that changes just about everything we know about the Marvel Multiverse.
CBR takes a look back at the Ultimate Marvel Universe, and some of the most controversial stories and characters to come out of the imprint.