Written and Pencilled by Mike Grell; Inked by Vince Colletta
- This is the first appearance of Jennifer Morgan who, based on the dates given in the story, is 21 years-old at the time of this issues publication (and since Warlord seems to occur in pretty close to "real time," at the time of the story).
- Again the odd flow of time in Skartaris is reinforced as we're reintroduced to Aton as a grown man.
- Morgan assumes nothing has changed about the availability of uzis in the outer earth since he's been away.
The title of this issue is likely a play on The Shape of Things to Come--which is the title of a 1933 novel by H.G. Wells, among other things (including one song extant at the time of this issue was written).
"Barachians" probably comes from Baracha, a pirate haven in Robert E. Howard's Conan stories, but it could have been suggested by Barrachina, a Province of Spain--and also a restaurant in San Juan Viejo which opened in 1963.
The Uzi is a submachine gun officially adopted by the Israel Defense Force in 1951. The U.S. Secret Service did indeed use the Uzi as their standard submachine gun from 1960s to the early 1990s.