- Ensemble Dark Horse: Raul the Cat, who even won the Comics Buyer's Guide "Favorite Supporting Character" Fan Award in 1984.
- Only the Creator Does It Right: General opinion is that Howard Chaykin is the only one who has been able to do the series justice.
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: A general strong reaction by readers after Howard Chaykin left the book. Neither Steven Grant nor J.M. DeMatteis could meet fan expectations for the title, and even an (admittedly gonzo) storyline written by Alan Moore was poorly received.
YMMV / American Flagg!