Hard Co.

Hard Co.

Name: Hard Co.

Other Names: Hard Company

Classification: supporting characters supporting characters   group group  

Publisher(s): DC Milestone Media

First Appearance: Hardware #32 (Oct. 1995): "Swan Song"

Creators: Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Prentis Rollins

Number of Appearances: 9

Enemy of: System, Sabrina Alva, Malleus, Cadaver

Ally: Sanction
Ally: Heroes

Type of Organization/Group: company

Location: Dakota, USA

Note: company of geniuses intent on bettering the human condition

Hard Co. employees and partners included: Curtis Metcalf (company founder and CEO, secretly Hardware), Deacon Stuart (Phreaky Deak), Cheryl Saltz, Ann and Alva Edwin Jr.

Summary of Hardware #32, from now-defunct webpage at

The funeral of Edwin Alva makes Curtis reevaluate the position in his life. Curtis is confronted by Alva's children and Governer Winter. Augustus Freeman turns out to be Curtis's lawyer. After some soul-searching Hardware decides to set up Hard Co. -- a company of geniuses intent on bettering the human condition.

Number of group members listed below: 9

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Edwin Alva, Jr. Edwin Alva, Jr. supporting character villain
  [Edwin Alva's son] DC Milestone Media 5
D-Struct D-Struct (Damon Briggs) supporting character villain
  black; Paris Bloods DC Milestone Media 4
Karen Fanroy Karen Fanroy supporting character
  [1st app: Hardware #42 (Aug. 1996)] DC Milestone Media 1
Hard Co. Hard Co. supporting character group
  [company of geniuses intent on bettering the human condition] DC Milestone Media 9
Hardware Hardware (Curtis Metcalf) hero
  black; The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 97
Ann Kim Ann Kim supporting character
[hospitalized due to attack by Autopsy, Post Mortem]
DC Milestone Media 4
Phreaky Deac Phreaky Deac (Deacon Stuart) supporting character
  black DC Milestone Media 7
Cheryl Saltz Cheryl Saltz supporting character scientist
  [1st app: Hardware #2 (Early May 1993)] DC Milestone Media 6
Tom supporting character villain
  [took Deacon Stuart hostage, then committed suicide] DC Milestone Media 1

This character is in the following 9 stories which have been indexed by this website:

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