Hardware #13 (Mar. 1994):
“Weekend Getaway”
by Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Prentis Rollins

Hardware #13

Title: “Weekend Getaway”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Mar. 1994

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Art by: Denys Cowan, Prentis Rollins

6 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
Reprise Reprise villain
  [assassin; mercenary] DC Milestone Media 6
Barraki Young Barraki Young supporting character
[taught African-American Studies; Hardware's girlfriend]
DC Milestone Media 29
Phreaky Deac Phreaky Deac (Deacon Stuart) supporting character
  black DC Milestone Media 7
Harm Harm (Nick Pugleise) hero
  The Coalition; The Shadow Cabinet... 
[govt. agent undercover posing as enforcer]
DC Milestone Media 15
Johnson Stroman supporting character
CBR Scale: D racial justice activist
[killed by hitman Reprise; wrote about racial justice]
DC Milestone Media 1

Summary (from

Hardware captures a hitman. Curtis and Barraki have a talk and Curtis decides to travel with Barraki to Jamaica. A mysterious hitman is hired to kill author Johnson Stroman. The hitman kills Stroman and proceeds to wipe out evidence of his book. The hitman turns out to be Reprise.