Preston Dawes

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Name: Preston Dawes

Classification: supporting character supporting character   scientist scientist  

Publisher(s): DC Milestone Media

First Appearance: Hardware #22 (Dec. 1994): "Trust Never Sleeps, Pt. 1"

Creators: Otis Wesley Clay, Humberto Ramos, Prentis Rollins

Number of Appearances: 3

Enemy of: Milton St. Cloud

Occupation: assistant, technician

Worked for: Hardware, Alva Technologies

Location: Dakota, USA

Gender: male

Note: manipulated by Milton St. Cloud

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 3 stories which have been indexed by this website: