Hardware #6 (Aug. 1993):
“Deathwish, Too!”
by Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Joe Brozowski (as J.J. Birch), Mike Manley

Hardware #6

Title: “Deathwish, Too!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Aug. 1993

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Art by: Denys Cowan, Joe Brozowski (as J.J. Birch), Mike Manley

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
Deathwish Deathwish (Wilton Johnson) villain hero
CBR Scale: D obsessed with sex-related
[adventurer; vigilante] DC Milestone Media 11
Alva Technologies Alva Technologies villain group
  [corrupt company run by Hardware arch-foe Edwin Alva] DC Milestone Media 25
Cheryl Saltz Cheryl Saltz supporting character scientist
  [scientist] DC Milestone Media 6
Phreaky Deac Phreaky Deac (Deacon Stuart) supporting character
  black DC Milestone Media 7

Reprints of this comic:
Hardware: The Man in the Machine (May 2010): "Deathwish, Too!"

Summary (from

Deathwish faces off against Hardware. We see the Deathwish is super-quick and takes out Hardware easily. Hardware recovers and uses a trick to capture Deathwish. Hardware eventually finds out that Deathwish is actually committing the hooker murders.