Talk:Future Wars

Steve Barnett: Illustrator of much of the cover art before issue #29. Continues with interior art. Confirmed interior art issue 29, 30. Unable to determine if contributed to art of issue #35 or later.Religon (talk) 07:28, 28 March 2016 (PDT)

Issue 2: From IM from Herb to me earlier today explaining the name change. Religon (talk) 14:25, 28 March 2016 (PDT)

Issue 23: This Amazon page dates the issue (1989): Religon (talk) 07:28, 28 March 2016 (PDT)

Issue 29: The editorial in this issue stated that back issues for 25, 26 and 27 were unavailable. Just an observation about online auctions of Future Wars suggests that distribution was starting to ramp up in 1991 & 1992.Religon (talk) 07:28, 28 March 2016 (PDT)

Issue 30: One of the last confirmed issues with full credits and publication date. The next issue I have is #35. By that time the Credits are not detailed, the publication date is not give and appears to no longer be involved.Religon (talk) 07:28, 28 March 2016 (PDT)

Around issue 31, 32, 33 or 34 the 'zine stopped printing the publication date and not longer clearly credited editorial contribution and artwork.Religon (talk) 07:28, 28 March 2016 (PDT)

Issue 35: MAJOR shake-up. Acknowledgement and apology over 11 month publication delay. Jon Person announced as new editor. Philip J. Deluca is thanked for his work on 10 issues… likely layout & as editor.Religon (talk) 07:28, 28 March 2016 (PDT)

Issue 36: WIth a high degree of certainty from the content, issue 36 was published in 1994.Religon (talk) 07:28, 28 March 2016 (PDT)

Issue 37: Jon Person wrote an article. Likely still filling role as "editor" despite lack of credit. Herb is still writing the editorial and answering subscriber letters as always.Religon (talk) 07:28, 28 March 2016 (PDT)

Issue 38: The editorial in this issue addresses printing costs, pricing and fiscal viability of the magazine. Noted that the print runs were variable with anticipated sales. Anticipated readership increases.Religon (talk) 07:28, 28 March 2016 (PDT)

In a Facebook IM exchange on Easter Day 2016, Herb relayed a few things he was proud that Future Wars introduced to the BattleTech community before FASA released similar ideas: The Kin (similar to the Clans) and rapid-fire lasers… pulse lasers. He also confirmed the accuracy of this wiki entry from issue #14 onward… a "good job." Religon (talk) 07:35, 28 March 2016 (PDT)

In a Facebook IM exchange on March 28, 2016 Herb revealed that the staff were not proximate… not my assumption that they were a local group of BattleTech gamers helping to produce a 'zine. All submission based. Religon (talk) 11:47, 28 March 2016 (PDT)