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.
Dude, Not Funny!: The jokes that don't fall flat are these. Especially the clear dislike of scientists that Jemas does not even try to hide.
Hilarious in Hindsight: The Take Thats directed at fellow competitor Peter David become a lot more hilariously ironic after the fact, when Marville absolutely bombed and David's Captain Marvel was much more of a success.
Mood Whiplash: Towards the end of the second issue, there was a confrontation between the cast and the Kingpin (hidden behind his chair). There is a big, serious speech about crime, then the Kingpin reveals himself as Spike Lee, declaring, "Now get your flabby white butts out of my space."
Shallow Parody: The story became infamous for this aspect; the jokes are not particularly well-researched, usually generalizing the subject of humor, and sometimes not even bearing resemblance to said subject.