Fan Reaction: Many fans were interested in this look at a possible future of the heroes of TFF, but they still demanded assurance that this wouldn't be the true future of the heroes. This was assured by Super-Shrew's resurrection in Harbringers of Hardcore. The most controversy came from how easily several of the characters, namely Oddrun and Wolf were dispatched by the psycho Ray. None the less it is widely considered a classic arc of the series and is one of the best selling arcs in the history of the publication. Artist Tom Yokov shares his views on drawing the series: "This was one of the most challenging stories to draw for, because I needed to make it clear that everyone was older, but at the same time I had to make sure that the readers would recognize the heroes after they'd had years to more or less decay. I was hesitant to take off Shogun's sideburns or Cyllieth's robot hand, but at the same time I knew some of these changes just had to happen, otherwise there wouldn't be any way to convince fans that the heroes had been somewhat powered down and many other things had changed over time."