• Follow the Leader: SHIELD was created specifically in response to the increasingly popular spy shows in the 60s. The idea that it needed a cool acronymous name was taken from The Man From UNCLE and their use of gadgets was based on James Bond (the armorer was even referred to by Q's in the books).
  • Spoiled by the Format
    • Due to the aforementioned Schedule Slip, it has already been revealed in Secret Warriors that Leonardo helps bring about the founding of the modern organizations known as A.I.M., Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D. after the Brotherhood has fallen.
    • In the pages of Red She-Hulk, it is revealed that some form of Tesla is bound to survive the ending of the mini and be connected with a ancient device called the World Computer.