In 2000, Marvel decided to give Spider-Man an overhaul with their new Ultimates line, an updated look at the classic heroes for a new generation of readers. Placing Peter Parker in the year 2000 just as he gained his spider powers, writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mark Bagley brought Spidey up-to-date with modern society.

The first story arc of Ultimate Spider-Man took a much more detailed look at Peter’s origin and planted the seeds for the entire series. Featuring new versions of the Green Goblin, Mary Jane, and other Spidey stalwarts, Power And Responsibility was very relatable and easy to pick up for new fans.

While Bendis may have retreaded well-worn territory, Ultimate Spider-Man was a fantastic series while it lasted.