I really liked the year 3000 approach because it offered a glimpse of the legacy of Marvel icons. For instance, the alien race The Stark who based their civilization around some Iron Man armor they found
Yeah... during the Martian invasion, Tony Stark launched all his technological secrets into space to keep them away from aliens who would misuse them. What happened? The probe and its secrets were found by different aliens who named themselves after him ... and misused them.
Dude. Tony. Just hit the delete button and scrub your hard drive. Mission accomplished.
This is the sort of reason the '90s series didn't appeal to me.