- Exiled from Continuity: Inverted, as some exiled Vertigo Comics characters were reintroduced. First, the exile was relaxed so that Lex Luthor could meet Death of the Endless for an issue, then the finale reintroduced Swamp Thing and John Constantine as permanent fixtures. The latter even closes out the series with a traditional mutter of "Bollocks".
- Fan Nickname: Johns has referred to the resurrected Deadman as "Aliveman". Fans have also used "Liveman" (not that one, though they reference it often) and "Un-Deadman".
- Throw It In!: It's been mentioned by the creators that Wonder Woman's concurrent Retool was never planned to connect to Brightest Day, but dovetailed very nicely with the final act of Generation Lost.
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