System Crimson

Name: System Crimson

Other Names: SYSTEM Crimson; the Crimson S.Y.S.T.E.M.

Classification: villains villains   group group  

Publisher(s): DC Milestone Media

First Appearance: Hardware #16 (June 1994): "Version 2.0"

Creators: Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Prentis Rollins

Number of Appearances: 4

Teams/Affiliations: System

Enemy of: Hardware

Location: Dakota, USA

Summary of Hardware #22 (Dec. 1994), from

Curtis tests Hardware against the Crimson S.Y.S.T.E.M. Curtis then gets introduced to Preston Dawes, his new technical assistant. Curtis confronts Alva about Preston. The discussion leads to tenuous continuation of their truce.

Summary of Hardware #23 (Jan. 1995), from

Hardware faces off against the Crimson S.Y.S.T.E.M. which is run by Milton St. Cloud. Curtis finds out more about the Synrep Technology from Preston Dawes. Curtis thinks Alva is double-crossing him and confronts him again. They are interrupted by a Crimson Systematic attack.

Summary of Hardware #24 (Feb. 1995), from now-defunct webpage at

We see Alva and Curtis run from a new Crimson Systematic. Alva eventually defeats the Systematic only to find Preston Dawes at the controls. Preston Dawes is being manipulated by Milton St. Cloud. Preston loses his legs during the confrontation. Alva helps Preston's recovery and gets revenge on the people that used Preston's research against him.

This character is in the following 4 stories which have been indexed by this website:

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