Please someone tell me

#1 Posted by Ikilledthetoilet (27 posts) -

For the love of bacon will someone tell me the difference between spider man and ultimate spider man?!

#2 Posted by N3onThr33 (416 posts) -

The storylines are just different. It's the same characters in a different storyline.

#3 Posted by RyanD (102 posts) -
@N3onThr33 said:
" The storylines are just different. It's the same characters in a different storyline. "
there you go. also they're drawn with a different style
#4 Posted by Ikilledthetoilet (27 posts) -

oh. thx 

#5 Posted by hedfone (1746 posts) -


#6 Posted by HandsomeDead (11854 posts) -

Aren't the Ultimate comics also designed for a younger audience or something? They always seem far more wacky than the standard Spider-Man, X-Men etc.

#7 Posted by jakob187 (22362 posts) -

Let me get nerdy for you: 
Amazing Spider-Man takes place on Earth 616, which means that all of the backstory is still there from when Spider-Man first appeared.  Ultimate Spider-Man takes place in the Ultimate universe, which was a reboot setup by Marvel in order to take away all that backstory and basically start fresh.
The Ultimate stuff does typically tend to appeal more to the current generation of youngsters and teenagers as a way for them to get into comics, especially because Peter is still in high school in the Ultimate universe.  Amazing Spider-Man has been married and grown up, etc etc etc.  Ultimate is also a bit more modernized than Amazing in terms of the storytelling. 
SOOOOO...everyone that has been saying that Ultimate is not a different wrong.  It absolutely is by the standards of the comic books.

#8 Posted by SHADOWINFINITE (619 posts) -

Ultimate Universe had Spider-Man going through "several" serious mutations. There was also a whole bunch of Spider-people (as I recall) Mary Jane also got powers. Peter Parker was cloned 6 times, making him A Symbiote, 6-armed Spiderman, and various others. Ultimate Spidey was also Carnage.

#9 Posted by Colt (129 posts) -

youre thinking of the clone saga. that has nothing to do with the ultimate universe.

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