- Creator Backlash: The reason Len Kaminski left Iron Man? He refused to write this and chose to quit when he realized that his bosses weren't listening to his protests. His reason for leaving? The exact same reason it was hated by fans: trying to turn Iron Man into a murderer and a Manchurian Agent for Kang.
- Executive Meddling: Len Kaminski revealed that Editorial planned the story and insisted on going through with it, despite Kaminski's protests, leading him to leave the book.
- Follow the Leader: This story hopped onto the "replace the hero with a younger one" train started by The Death of Superman.
Trivia / The Crossing