Barnacle Bill

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Barnacle Bill

Alter Ego: Bill

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): DC Milestone Media

First Appearance: Hardware #37 (Mar. 1996): "Pressure Suit"

Creators: John Rozum, Eric Battle, Mike DeCarlo, Prentis Rollins, Rober Quijano

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 2

Enemy of: Hardware

Ally: Orgami
Ally: Melt
Ally: Hardware

Occupation: mercenary, slave

Worked for: Malleus

Gender: male

Summary of Hardware #37 (Mar. 1996), from now-defunct webpage at

Hardware is a prisoner of Malleus on Transformation Station. We learn the origin of Malleus and his obsession with grafting. We learn about how he is connected with St. Cloud. Malleus tricks Hardware into escaping with his armor. Malleus's troops (Orgami, Barnacle Bill, Melt) take Hardware to the moon where a trap awaits. Then Malleus releases his trap as he tries to graft Curtis to the Hardware armor.

Summary of Hardware #38 (Apr. 1996), from now-defunct webpage at

Hardware and Malleus' troops join forces to make it back to Transformation Station. Hardware defeats Malleus by freeing his super-slaves. Hardware confronts Malleus about his son and offers to help. With the help of David Kim (Xombi), Malleus's son is saved. But his son turns on Malleus. Malleus confronts Hardware and is finally defeated.

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website: