These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV tropes and audience reactions for the comic book:
Anvilicious: Depends largely on the storywriter, but many stories (such as the very second issue - They Called Him Coward!) absolutely want you to understand, usually through heavy repetition, that war has no place for cowards (who eventually turn out to be so called cowards after all). Themes of friendship through hardship; Two people hate each others guts at the start of the story, are friends by the last page, and not judging people based on appearances are also frequently dropped anvils.
Arius was a ruthless dictator who ordered out many executions for petty reasons during his time as leader of Val Verde. After Matrix stopped him, and replaced him with a much better leader, Arius decided to get revenge on Matrix and retake his position. He had his men kill all of the living members of Matrix's old unit, and had his daughter Jenny kidnapped. Arius ordered Matrix to kill the current leader so he could retake his position or he would have Bennett kill Jenny. He says that letting Bennett slit her throat would be "like cutting butter". We also learn that he was going to kill Jenny anyway.
Bennett was a former member of Matrix's unit, who was kicked out because he "liked killing a little too much". After he was kicked out, he joined up with Arius to get revenge on Matrix. He had no problems with Arius killing his former comrades (the members of his old unit), and was willing to go along with his plan despite knowing full well just how bad a ruler Arius was,. how much better the new leader was, and that Arius was going to kill Jenny anyway. He holds a kinife to Jenny's throat durring Arius's "talk" with Matrix and agrees with the "cutting butter" part. When Arius dies, he tries to kill Jenny and Matrix himself
Several of Arnie's grenades send soldiers flying through the air. Not only is the explosion itself a) a huge distance from the soldiers and, b) relatively small in comparison to the results, but the soldiers are "clearly" shown being launched off hydraulic platforms, with the propulsion rods on obvious display, as well as the grass mats used to disguise them shown flying as well.
All the guns in this movie practically have no recoil. At all. Arnie fires a machine gun one handed, and he barely misses.
To be fair, this is an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
When Matrix wraps Cindy's car around a telephone pole at the end of the car chase with Sully, the head on a dummy filling in for Cindy separates from the rest of the dummy body and flies into the air. (watch it frame-by-frame)
Did anybody notice the dummy soldiers standing at attention outside the island's buildings throughout the massive explosion near the end of the movie? There are multiple opportunities to see the obvious mannequins, since this explosion is shown multiple times from multiple angles, and several of the shots are duplicated.
Those same explosions are supposed to have been caused by a few claymore mines that Matrix placed outside a few buildings... but all the buildings are seen exploding from the inside.
During the mall scene there is a part where Matrix swings down from the top floor to the ground floor. During this scene it's very obvious that a stunt double was used.
Arnie's stunt double can also be spotted if one looks closely at shots of (1) Matrix being hit by Sully car in the mall parking garage, (2) certain shots where Matrix drives Cindy's red convertible, (3) Matrix driving a bulldozer through the front entrance of the military surplus strore.
A quick shot of Matrix throwing Cooke through a motel room door features actor Bill Duke replaced by either a dummy or a stuntman in a very obvious rubber mask.