Hardware

    (Milestone, 1993-1996)
™ and ©1993 Milestone Media, Inc.

Hardware was the premiere title of DC’s ethnically oriented Milestone line of comics. It features Curtis Metcalf, a black genius from a working-class neighborhood. After he wins a science fair, world-famous inventor Edwin Alva takes him under his wing, and eventually giving him a job researching and inventing whatever he wants, and paying him extremely well, to-boot. Metcalf’s inventions make millions for Alva’s firm, but when Metcalf asks Alva to share some of the profits, all of Metcalf’s illusions are shattered as his mentor and boss refuses. Metcalf can’t quit and as he soon finds out, Alva is deeply involved in organized crime, but is so powerful that he’s beyond the reach of the law.

But knowledge is power. In his own laboratory, Metcalf creates a suit that gives him fantastic powers. With it, he takes on Alva, as Hardware. Once a cog in the corporate machinery, now he’s out to strip some gears.

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#1

  4/1/1993
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NewsstandDwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#1 Collector’s Set

  4/1/1993
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BaggedDwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#1 Platinum Edition

  4/1/1993
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No Cover Price; PlatinumDwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#2

  5/1/1993
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1st Appearance of Barraki YoungDwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#3

  5/1/1993
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1st Appearance of SystematicDwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#4

  6/1/1993
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 Dwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#5

  7/1/1993
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1st Appearance of Deacon Stuart; 1st appearance of DeathwishDwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#6

  8/1/1993
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 Dwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#7

  9/1/1993
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Origin of DeathwishDwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#8

  10/1/1993
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 Dwayne McDuffieJ.J. Birch

#9

  11/1/1993
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1st Appearance of TechniqueBrian McDonaldArvell Jones

#10

  12/1/1993
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1st Appearance of Harm; 1st Appearance of TransitDwayne McDuffieRich Buckler

#11

  1/1/1994
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1st Appearance of Dharma; 1st Appearance of Shadowspire; 1st Appearance of The Star ChamberDwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#12

  2/1/1994
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 Dwayne McDuffieRich Buckler

#13

  3/1/1994
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 Dwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#14

  4/1/1994
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 Dwayne McDuffieMark D. Bright

#15

  5/1/1994
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 Dwayne McDuffieHumberto Ramos

#16

  6/1/1994
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1st Appearance of Hardware Version 2.0; Giant-sizeDwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#16 Special Cover

  6/1/1994
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Fold-out coverDwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#17

  7/1/1994
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 Dwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan, J.J. Birch

#17 (2nd printing)

  7/1/1994
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2nd PrintingDwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan, J.J. Birch

#18

  8/1/1994
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 Dwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#19

  9/1/1994
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 Dwayne McDuffieHumberto Ramos

#20

  10/1/1994
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 Adam BlausteinKeith Pollard

#21

  11/1/1994
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 Adam BlausteinPrentis Rollins

#22

  12/1/1994
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 Otis Wesley ClayHumberto Ramos

#23

  1/1/1995
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 Denton Fixx Jr., Otis Wesley ClayHumberto Ramos

#24

  2/1/1995
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 Otis Wesley Clay, Denton Fixx Jr.Humberto Ramos

#25

  3/1/1995
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Giant-sizeDwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan, Humberto Ramos

#26

  4/1/1995
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 Adam BlausteinPrentis Rollins

#27

  5/1/1995
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 Adam BlausteinPrentis Rollins

#28

  6/1/1995
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 Adam BlausteinPrentis Rollins

#29

  7/1/1995
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Cover has both.99 and 2.50 cover priceDwayne McDuffieHumberto Ramos

#30

  8/1/1995
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Long Hot SummerDwayne McDuffieRobert J. Walker

#31

  9/1/1995
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Death of Edwin Alva; The Long Hot SummerDwayne McDuffieRobert J. Walker

#32

  10/1/1995
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 Dwayne McDuffieDenys Cowan

#33

  11/1/1995
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 Adam Blaustein, Jaqueline ChingPrentis Rollins

#34

  12/1/1995
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 John RozumEric Battle

#35

  1/1/1996
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 John RozumEric Battle

#36

  2/1/1996
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 John RozumDenys Cowan

#37

  3/1/1996
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 John RozumEric Battle

#38

  4/1/1996
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 John RozumJ.J. Birch

#39

  5/1/1996
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 Jaqueline ChingPrentis Rollins

#40

  6/1/1996
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 Matt WayneEric Battle, J.J. Birch, Keith Pollard

#41

  7/1/1996
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 Matt WaynePrentis Rollins

#42

  8/1/1996
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  9/1/1996
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  10/1/1996
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#45

  11/1/1996
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Return of Edwin AlvaDaniel G. ChichesterPrentis Rollins

#46

  12/1/1996
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#47

  1/1/1997
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#48

  2/1/1997
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#49

  3/1/1997
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#50

  4/1/1997
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Final Issue; Giant-sizeDaniel G. ChichesterPrentis Rollins

Book #1

 
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Collects Hardware #1-8; ca. 2010Dwayne McduffieDenys Cowan, J.J. Birch

Book #1 Hardcover

 
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Hardcover; Collects Hardware #1-8; ca. 2010Dwayne McduffieDenys Cowan, J.J. Birch