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  • Ascended Fanon: Secret Love teases a romance between Robbie Reyes and Kamala Khan. Prior to this, the two had been a fairly popular pairing among fans despite having never actually met in canon. It is then promptly sank before even leaving the pier.
  • Fandom Nod:
    • The Ghost Rider/Ms. Marvel story from Secret Love was inspired by the popularity of that ship.
    • The dance scene in Secret Love shows a bunch of Fan Preferred Couples that otherwise don't exist in canon, including some very popular Ho Yay and Les Yay ships.
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  • Flip-Flop of God: Of a sort - from an interview with editor Axel Alonso, it seemed to imply that the X-Men would get their own world, away from the All-New Marvel (which many people assumed was due to a perceived rivalry between Marvel and 20th Century Fox over the X-Men at the time). Alonso later clarified that the X-Men were coming to the All-New Marvel, and as it turned out, with the addition of Old Man Logan. The "new world" comment was never something Alonso actually said regarding an alternate universe; it was something fans and journalists took completely out of context.
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  • In Memoriam: The end of Secret Wars #1 has this for both the Marvel and the Ultimate universes.
  • Reality Subtext:
    • The Ghost Racers series seems to have some meta commentary about the Ghost Rider franchise as a whole. Arcade mentions that Alejandra Jones (the short-lived Ghost Rider introduced after Fear Itself who never really caught on) has "her fair share of detractors," while Danny Ketch (the Legacy Character who was Ghost Rider in the 90's before being relegated to Comic-Book Limbo) angrily calls Robbie Reyes (the newest and current Ghost Rider) "flavor of the week".
      Danny Ketch: You'll get your turn! I promise you'll suffer the torture we've all had to endure!
    • The storyline of Giant-Size Little Marvel also seems to have some meta commentary between the Marvel Cinematic Universe, more specifically Avengers: Age of Ultron vs X-Men: Days of Future Past with the twins representing Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. And that the constant hero infighting in the comics makes people side with the villains.
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    • The ending of Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps has been read by some as Kelly Sue Deconnick reflecting on her decision to leave Marvel Comics to focus on her creator-owned work.
  • Shrug of God: Rick Remender has been completely mum about when The Avengers graphic novel Rage Of Ultron takes place at, with a lot of people suggesting that it is actually the first story taking place after Secret Wars. (This was later confirmed by Tom Brevoort, who stated it takes place after Secret Wars but before All-New, All-Different Marvel's eight-month Time Skip.)
  • Sleeper Hit: X-Men '92 had a short-lived ongoing series post-Secret Wars.
  • Troubled Production:
    • Not with the comic, but with the Battleworld infographic on Marvel's website - the last set of worlds (with the exceptions of the "classified" regions) were meant to be revealed on March 10, 2015, but for an unknown reason, they were delayed until March 17th.
    • A lot of titles got pushed back after the release of #4, to the point where some tie-ins are only completing at the very end of the storyline and some titles beginning before #8 is released. Even more, it's lead to the main title not only getting nine issues, but it won't be completed until JANUARY, long after the All-New, All-Different Marvel kicked up.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Renew Your Vows was more or less a compromise between Dan Slott and Marvel's editorial as every attempt by him to get the Spider-Marriage restored before that point was shot down.
    • A story about Kate Bishop and America Chavez was advertised for Secret Love, but was then stated to be a mistake and replaced by Jeremy Whitley's story about Iron Fist and Misty Knight. It later turned out to have not been a mistake, but an artifact from a cut script. The unreleased story would've had them traveling the Multiverse and ultimately dating, before it was removed.
    • The teenage Jean Grey from All-New X-Men was supposed to have been one of the survivors on the Life Raft. She ended up being excluded after Jonathan Hickman changed his mind, though she still appears as a survivor on a few of the early covers.
    • There were other ideas for Battleworld-based titles, including "Doom's Court", focusing on Doom's Inner Circle, "Atlantis Attacks", based on the popular late 80s Annual Crisis Crossover and a bunch of other cosmic-related titles due to the nature of the comic's world.