- The cover illustration bears no relationship to this issue, but is a reasonable facsimile of last issue's events.
- Death (or Azrael) returns. We last saw her in issue #14.
- Orange dinosaurs stll abound in Skartaris.
See my commentary on issue #14 for my thoughts on Grell's depiction of Death. New here is a name for her--Azrael. This is the name of the Archangel of Death in some traditions, including some Islamic and Judaic lore.
The legend on the doors to the underworld ("Abandon all hope, ye who enter here") is a common translation of the Italian phrase "Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate," which is the inscription over the gates of Hell in the Inferno section of Dante Alighieri's fourteenth-century epic poem, The Divine Comedy. Grell also has Deimos use this quote back in issue #6.
Several previous Warlord foes appear as undead here. Shebal is the gladiator trainer from issue #2, Stryker, the CIA agent from issues #4 and 13, and Chakal is the mercenary who gains a cybernteic arm from issues #25-27.