Hardware #22 (Dec. 1994):
“Trust Never Sleeps, Pt. 1”
by Otis Wesley Clay, Humberto Ramos, Prentis Rollins

Hardware #22

Title: “Trust Never Sleeps, Pt. 1”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Dec. 1994

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Otis Wesley Clay
Art by: Humberto Ramos, Prentis Rollins

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
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
System Crimson villain group
  System DC Milestone Media 4
Preston Dawes supporting character scientist
  [manipulated by Milton St. Cloud] DC Milestone Media 3

Summary (from

Curtis tests Hardware against the Crimson S.Y.S.T.E.M. Curtis then gets introduced to Preston Dawes, his new technical assistant. Curtis confronts Alva about Preston. The discussion leads to tenuous continuation of their truce.