- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: An early advertisement for the comic featured the World Trade Center post-repairs with one of the towers about thirty feet off-kilter. Lenny gives it a thumbs-up and declares it "good enough".
- Harsher in Hindsight: The first issue involved damage done to the World Trade towers.
- Inferred Holocaust: Lampshaded after World War Hulk:
John: We've never found a casualty at a Hulk site before, so I guess we shouldn't be too surprised.
Robin: No deaths? Incredible.
John: I've always felt it's best not to dwell on these things.