Religion: not determined yet

Name: Sanction

Other Names: Mission

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): DC Milestone Media

First Appearance: Hardware #19 (Sep. 1994): "The Landing of the Holy Mothership"

Creators: Dwayne McDuffie, Humberto Ramos, Bobby Rae

Number of Appearances: 2

Ally: Deacon Stuart

Location: Dakota, USA

Race: black

Summary of Hardware #19 (Sep. 1994), from now-defunct webpage at

We see Hardware and Static bust some drug dealers. Curtis tries to make up with Barraki after not calling her for two months. Barraki's gives him the cold shoulder and since Hardware has time he decides to work on the problem Icon gave him. Curtis contacts Icon's race. We see Deacon meet with a man he calls Mission (Sanction?). The aliens think Hardware is the survivor, but he leads them to Icon.

Summary of Hardware #35 (Mar. 1995), from now-defunct webpage at

We are introduced to Sanction and he has captured Curtis. In rewind Curtis remembers Harm warning him that there was a hit out on Curtis Metcalf. After this Curtis is captured by Sanction during a date with Barraki. There is a review of the first 24 issues from Sanction's viewpoint. Sanction advises him that there are people depending on him to do the right thing. Sanction leaves Curtis to face some hitmen (Death Row, Volt, Hangman, Smoke, Guillotine) and with the knowledge that she is being watched.


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