Religion: not determined yet

Name: Tom

Classification: supporting character supporting character   villain villain  

Publisher(s): DC Milestone Media

First Appearance: Hardware #43 (Sep. 1996): "Doorway to Nightmares"

Creators: Joseph Illidge, Prentis Rollins, Caesar Antomattei (as Caesar), Ken Branch, Phyllis North, Hector Collazo

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Curtis Metcalf, Phreaky Deac

Worked for: Hard Co.

Location: Dakota, USA

Gender: male

Note: took Deacon Stuart hostage, then committed suicide

Summary of Hardware #43 (Sep. 1996), from now-defunct webpage at

Hardware cleans up some eco-terrorists who are attacking Alva Technologies. While he is away, Deacon is taken hostage by an employee of Hard Co. named Tom. Curtis arrives to take control of the situation, but Tom commits suicide. A concerned Curtis begins to investigate, and we see the cameo of Donner in New York. Hardware tracks the incident to Montana, where he stumbles onto a battle scene, and encounters some weird looking creatures. Hardware thinks he is dealing with S.Y.S.T.E.M. The team, Heroes, shows up to help battle the creatures also and mention that they are stopping a similar invasions in New York. And Hardware dives into a warp hole.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Hardware #43 (Sep. 1996): "Doorway to Nightmares"