* FollowTheLeader: 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 ''TheManFromUNCLE'' and their use of gadgets was based on James Bond (the armorer was even referred to by Q's in the books).
* SpoiledByTheFormat
** Due to the aforementioned ScheduleSlip, it has already been revealed in [[spoiler: ''ComicBook/SecretWarriors'']] that [[spoiler: Leonardo]] helps bring about the founding of the modern organizations known as A.I.M., Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D. after [[spoiler: the Brotherhood has fallen]].
** In the pages of Red She-Hulk, it is revealed that [[spoiler: some form of Tesla]] is bound to survive the ending of the mini [[spoiler: and be connected with a ancient device called the World Computer.]]
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