* CreatorBacklash: Probably one of the most famous ones in comics, from Creator/JMichaelStraczynski. Contrary to popular belief, JMS ''wasn't'' against the storyline. Instead, he was angered over the fact that Quesada didn't allow him to fully explain story, leading to the rather infamous "[[AWizardDidIt It's magic, we don't have to explain it]]" quote. Things reached the boiling point when JMS actually threatened not to put his name on the final issue. Following the completion of the story, JMS would completely disown any involvement, place the blame on Quesada, and commence work for DCComics.
** It's since been found that JMS really ''did'' hate the OMD retcon. And got into a rather public spat with creators of Marvel in late 2011 about it. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/12/10/fanboy-rampage-jms-vs-steve-wacker/
* ExecutiveMeddling: JMS really didn't want to put his name on the last two parts, and shortly jumped ship to the [[DCComics Distinguished Competition]].
** To elaborate, JMS wanted to specifically explain in ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' '''how''' the marriage was erased and the direct effects. Quesada overruled him and decided to leave it up to the viewers imaginations because, [[MemeticMutation "It's magic, we don't have to explain it!"]]
* FlipFlopOfGod: Quesada's defense over the [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Mephisto]] changed over the course of ''ComicBook/BrandNewDay''. Options are:
** A) Peter was actually being selfless by sacrificing his marriage.
** B) It was an EnemyMine situation, not a DealWithTheDevil.
** C) Mephisto isn't really the devil so it's not comparable. (Despite Mephisto having been presented as a blatant {{expy}}.)
** D) It was really MJ who made the deal, not Peter.
** Three guesses which one he settled with? [[spoiler: That's right, MJ did it!]]
** And now Quesada says M.J's exact words somehow tricked Mephisto into erasing the deal from history. [[FridgeLogic Only without actually erasing it, since the marriage is still ret-conned out.]]
* OldShame: Unsurprisingly it would seem that JMS and Marvel's writers as a whole would like it if we just pretended OMD never happened.
* OlderThanTheyThink: There was actually a storyline in the newspaper comic version of ''Spider-Man'' with almost the exact same plot, except this time ItWasAllADream.
* RunningTheAsylum: The story was based off of Quesada's desire to return Peter to his single lifestyle.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=28545 According to Quesada]], JMS wrote the point where the new timeline diverged from the old one as be Harry getting into rehab back in the early 1970's, thereby affecting relationships and meaning Gwen Stacy never died. Marvel's writers collectively nixed it beforehand because such changes would affect the entire Marvel universe and invalidate nearly forty years of canon, and with two issues done they had to scramble to change the remaining two at the last minute. (If true, this could explain why JMS wanted his name off those issues; but all things considered, take this with a grain of salt unless we hear JMS's side of the story.)
** Though if they had gone through with resurrecting Gwen it would have been some major FridgeLogic because had Gwen not died she and Peter would have been married by this time which defeats the point of wanting a single Peter.
* WriterRevolt: There are a few [[SarcasmMode subtle]] hints that the writers didn't want to go through with this.
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Covering his bases, JMS (Or Quesada, or probably both) snuck in some emergency "backdoors" in case Marvel balked on OMD after a while or decided to produce a sequel to make the BND continuity more "acceptable", and had MJ make a secondary deal with Mephisto to make a resolution somewhat necessary if sales and fan outrage demand it.
** Ultimately [[AvertedTrope averted]] (even though sales and fan outrage arguably ''did'' demand it); turns out MJ was just ''reaffirming'' the deal with Mephisto.