Hardware #20 (Oct. 1994):
“These Little Town Blues”
by Addie Blaustein, Keith Pollard, Aubrey Bradford

Hardware #20

Title: “These Little Town Blues”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Oct. 1994

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Addie Blaustein
Art by: Keith Pollard, Aubrey Bradford

5 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Hardware Hardware (Curtis Metcalf)
(lead character)
  black; The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 97
Phreaky Deac Phreaky Deac (Deacon Stuart) supporting character
  black DC Milestone Media 7
Arcaana villain
CBR Scale: D sorceress
[wizard] DC Milestone Media 2
Garrett Thornton Boulle supporting character
  [1st app: Hardware #20 (Oct. 1994)] DC Milestone Media 2
Jack Kerwyn supporting character
  [1st app: Hardware #20 (Oct. 1994)] DC Milestone Media 1

Summary (from

Curtis goes to New York for a conference. Curtis and Deacon are at the convention when it is crashed by Arcaana. We see Arcaana's magic battle Hardware's technology. Deacon ends up being chased by magic cats and Hardware is embarrassed.