Hardware #9 (Nov. 1993):
by Brian McDonald, Arvell Jones, Denys Cowan

Hardware #9

Title: “Software!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 1993

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Brian McDonald
Art by: Arvell Jones, Denys Cowan

4 characters in this story:

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and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Hardware Hardware (Curtis Metcalf)
(lead character)
  black; The Shadow Cabinet DC Milestone Media 97
Technique Technique (Tiffany Evans) villain hero scientist
  black DC Milestone Media 9
Edwin Alva Edwin Alva villain scientist
CBR Scale: M obsessed with power
System DC Milestone Media 39
Alva Technologies Alva Technologies villain group
  [corrupt company run by Hardware arch-foe Edwin Alva] DC Milestone Media 25

Summary (from

Edwin Alva wants Curtis Metcalf to head a task force to stop Hardware. We are introduced to phenom Tiffany Evans. Edwin Alva finds out that Curtis is sabotaging experiments and forces him to give the project his best effort. The result is Tiffany Evans as Technique. In the resulting battle Technique beats up on Hardware badly, teaching him a lesson in humility.