>>100732831>It was edgy
No it wasnt. If you think that was edgy it's because you haven't ever read a single issue of any late 90's superhero run, or you are an easily-triggered snowflake.
The Ultimate Universe was built to experiment with some ideas. Some were good, most were crap. But at least they tried. Until Loeb took over, that is. That man is single-handedly responsible for the downfall of the UU. He penned the worst stories that the UU shat out and, together with Bendis and his ego, sunk the ship so much it became untouchable crap.
Spider-man was great until Miles. Best and most solid, fleshed-out portrayal of Peter Parker ever written. Ultimates were great; soldier Cap was GOAT, hippie thor was awesome, asian wasp was a cutie and monstruous Hulk felt like a genuinely updated idea of the character. Ultimate Reed was one of the best villains of the decade. Ultimate Jessica Drew had a great design and she was more of a character than the og spider-woman ever will be.
When some anons say the UU had heart, they are completely right. It was genuine and the characters progressed. They had believable flaws and motivations and it was one of the best lines of cape comics to be published during the first half of the 2000's.