A universe where Spider-Man decided to work for Nick Fury in order to surpass himself and become the "Ultimate" Spider-Man, and also where the previously-disbanded Avengers reformed to fight the threats to the world again. The former is regularly teamed up with other young heroes to form a special superhero Task Force used to complete various missions assigned by S.H.I.E.L.D. in order to train them for their adulthood, and Hulk formed a team called "Agents of S.M.A.S.H." to deal with "Hulk-sized" threats, and prove to the world that they're not monsters, but a family.
Earth-12041 is the reality designation for:
- Ultimate Spider-Man
- Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 1
- Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic Vol 1
- Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Vol 1
- Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors - Spider-Verse Vol 1
- Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man: Contest of Champions Vol 1
- Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic Vol 2
- Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister Six Vol 1
- Marvel's Avengers Assemble
- Marvel Universe: Avengers Assemble Vol 1
- Avengers Vs. Vol 1
- Avengers vs. Infinity Vol 1
- Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season Two Vol 1
- Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble: Civil War Vol 1
- Marvel Universe Avengers Infinite Comic Vol 1
- Marvel Universe Avengers: Ultron Revolution Vol 1
- Avengers Solo Act Vol 1
- Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars Shorts
- Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
- Marvel's Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell
- Prior to being given an official reality number, this universe was referred as Earth-TRN123 as a part of our Temporary Reality Numbers classification system.
- At San Diego Comic Con 2016, it was confirmed that while mutants still exist in this universe, they won't be appearing for the foreseeable future.
- Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Season 5 of Marvel's Avengers Assemble take place on Earth-17628 instead, as the former referenced events from Marvel's Spider-Man instead of Ultimate Spider-Man.
- Marvel Animation producer Harrison Wilcox later clarified that the entire Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy series, and not just its third season onwards, shares the reality with Marvel's Spider-Man, making the 2015 episode "Road to Knowhere" the first appearance of this reality. However, he also acknowledged that events in the cartoon that were tied to Earth-12041 meant that the events of the first and second season could've happened in both universes, and suggested the possibility that Earth-12041 was changed into Earth-17628 when Loki undid the Beyonder's Battleworld.
- The reality number 12041 is a reference to the first appearance of the universe. Ultimate Spider-Man S1E01 first aired in April 1, 2012 (12/04/1).
- 315 appearance(s) of Earth-12041
- 3 mentions of Earth-12041
- 1662 image(s) of Earth-12041
- 446 characters that originate from Earth-12041
- 42 teams that originate from Earth-12041
- 21 organizations that originate from Earth-12041
- 2 locations that originate from Earth-12041
- 30 items that originate from Earth-12041
- 6 vehicles that originate from Earth-12041
- 1 races that originate from Earth-12041