In 2000 a group in Marvel consisting of Brian Michael Bendis, Warren Ellis, Joe Quesada, Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, and Bill Jemas launched a new line entitled Ultimate Marvel. The goal was to modernize and update the characters and stories from 616 for a new audience.
I'm using this as my guide
Part 1: Power and Responsibility >>77930419
Part 2: Learning Curve >>77944995
Today's storytime: Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #1-5
I know the guide says UTU #1-3, but I'm going to squeeze the Iron Man story in here because Ultimate Iron Man one and two will be after this
Is anyone reading? Do we just not care about UTU or are people just disappointed that it's not Ultimate Spider-Man?
I was so caught up in the story I didn't even notice. It's a whole fucking double page spread
This was before everything so they didn't really have an idea of what they were doing. This will become incredibly apparent in the Fantastic Four issue where [SPOILER]Marvel's office is attacked[/SPOILER].
There's a very key moment in it though. Bendis writing fascinates me.
He's saying that these stories don't really jive with Ultimate Hulk. Hulk is rarely green and it feels like a 616 story due to the military hunting Hulk. Hulk is also not eating people.
Spidey u so funny.
The only reason the Ultimate Universe worked out is because Bendis was such a funny writer for Spidey and Bagley's art was great. When that duo broke up the whole thing kinda withered away
I'm not sure when I'll storytime next. Might be tonight or tomorrow.
Next: Ultimate Iron Man