Hardware #10 (Dec. 1993):
“In Harm’s Way”
by Dwayne McDuffie, Rich Buckler, Prentis Rollins

Hardware #10

Title: “In Harm’s Way”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Dec. 1993

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Art by: Rich Buckler, Prentis Rollins

8 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
Transit villain
  black; The Shadow Cabinet... 
DC Milestone Media 5
Alva Technologies Alva Technologies villain group
  [corrupt company run by Hardware arch-foe Edwin Alva] DC Milestone Media 25
Barraki Young Barraki Young supporting character
[taught African-American Studies; Hardware's girlfriend]
DC Milestone Media 29
Giacomo Cornelius villain
  [a local Don] DC Milestone Media 3
The Star Chamber The Star Chamber villain group
  [operative] DC Milestone Media 7
Harm Harm (Nick Pugleise) hero
  The Coalition; The Shadow Cabinet... 
[govt. agent undercover posing as enforcer]
DC Milestone Media 15
Edwin Alva Edwin Alva
villain scientist
CBR Scale: M obsessed with power
System DC Milestone Media 39

Summary (from

Hardware is hitting Alva's operations after recovering from his injuries. We are introduced to mob enforcer, Harm. Harm is actually an undercover cop. When Hardware interrupts a mob operation he confronts Harm, when they are interrupted by Transit.