- Growing the Beard: Once Warren Ellis took over.
- Harsher in Hindsight: During the new 52's end of the first version of Stormwatch, Harry threatens that without him, Stormwatch won't last another year tops. Sure enough, less than a year later, and the series' cancellation was announced.
- My Real Daddy: Although Jim Lee was the original creator and writer, the series is considered by most to have Grown the Beard during Warren Ellis's run. Hell, the collected volumes start with Ellis' run.