YMMV: Ex Machina

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: This one issue in which Mitchell is haunted by the ghost of some slave who is possibly an ancestor of Mitchell's Vice Mayor David. The hauntings stop in the same issue they started, when Mitchell finds the slave's grave, marked with an odd symbol, and gives the body a proper reburial. This incident is never again referred to and the possible connection between the slave's ghost and David is never further explained.
  • Heartwarming In Hindsight: The second story arc involves Mitchell marrying a gay couple in City Hall, despite same-sex marriage not being legal in New York in 2004, when that issue was written. In 2011, New York actually did become the seventh US state to legalize same-sex marriage.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Hundred's alter ego is not "Ex Machina"; the name is a play on his powers.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Suzanne kills Mitchell's mother and says "I'm doing... I'm doing the right thing."
    • Kremlin has incriminating evidence against Mitchell, and a gun in his hand. After pointing the gun at his own head and threatening he can pull the trigger faster than Mitchell can finish saying "Jam", Mitchell finds out he hasn't told anyone about the evidence. Instead of saying "jam", he says "Bang". With Kremlin dead, Mitchell says "What have I done to you Kremlin?" and cries.