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1* AwesomeDearBoy: Mark Millar actively pushed for Marvel to create an ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version of the Avengers, of which he was a huge fan.˛* BigNameFan: When Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch made the ultimate version of Nick Fury, they based him on the likeness of the actor Creator/SamuelLJackson. When Marvel started the MCU years later, Jackson was an obvious choice. But when they asked him, they did not need to explain what was it all about: Jackson was already a big fan of the Ultimates.˛* ExecutiveMeddling: Millar was not allowed to actually use the name "Avengers" due to Marvel believing that the brand recognition was dead in the water at the time. Millar even stated that Marvel tried to offer him an ''Ultimate Wolverine'' book in an attempt to dissuade him.˛* ScheduleSlip: Four storylines were illustrated by Bryan Hitch (Ultimates, Ultimates 2), Joe Madureira (Ultimates 3) and Frank Cho (New Ultimates) all suffered from this.˛** In Hitch's case at least, this can be mostly excused due to his SugarWiki/AwesomeArt˛* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The comic makes it very clear that UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush is the President of the United States. Along with commentary on the UsefulNotes/WarOnTerror, various talk shows having characters make appearances on them (such as Creator/DavidLetterman, who would retire not long after his appearance here), and references to celebrities who were popular at the time (like Creator/FreddiePrinzeJr), the first two Creator/MarkMillar penned volumes are unmistakenly set in the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]].˛* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ˛** Millar and Hitch were working on a story titled ''Civil War''. Then Millar got the chance to write Marvel's crisis crossover of the year, so he declined that project, and adapted some of his ideas to the ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' comic instead.˛** Millar considered [[RaceLift Race Lifting]] Steve Rogers into a black man.


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