Hardware #31 (Sep. 1995):
“Don’t Worry, If There’s a Hell Below, We’re All Going to Go”
by Dwayne McDuffie, Robert J. Walker, Steve Mitchell

Hardware #31

Title: “Don’t Worry, If There’s a Hell Below, We’re All Going to Go”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 1995

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Art by: Robert J. Walker, Steve Mitchell

7 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 Hardware 3.0 (Edwin Alva) villain scientist
CBR Scale: M obsessed with power
System DC Milestone Media 39
Thomasina Jefferson Thomasina Jefferson supporting character
  black DC Milestone Media 14
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
Governor Winter supporting character
  [pressured Mayor Jefferson about Icon and Utopia Park] DC Milestone Media 3
The Fantastegist supporting character
  [1st app: Hardware #31 (Sep. 1995)] DC Milestone Media 2

Summary (from

Hardware faces off against Hardware 3.0. Alva is actually controlling it remotely and the whole situation is to prove a point. Apparently Alva has given up his evil ways. We see the V.I.P. party for the Utopia opening. A riot breaks out and Edwin Alva dies in an effort to save people.