Hardware #34 (Dec. 1995):
by John Rozum, Eric Battle, Angel Gabriele

Hardware #34

Title: “Fuselage”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Dec. 1995

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: John Rozum
Art by: Eric Battle, Angel Gabriele

9 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
Fuselage villain
  [mercenary] DC Milestone Media 1
Phreaky Deac Phreaky Deac (Deacon Stuart) supporting character
  black DC Milestone Media 7
Lender villain
  [mercenary] DC Milestone Media 2
Duke villain
  [mercenary] DC Milestone Media 2
Archer villain
  [mercenary] DC Milestone Media 2
Hard Co. Hard Co. supporting character group
  [company of geniuses intent on bettering the human condition] 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

We see some mercs in South America. Hard Co. has become an overnight success supplying much of Alva's clients as that company is in limbo. Phreaky Deak (Hard Co. founder) is fighting a hacker from stealing some files. We get our first glimpse of the mercs (Lender, Duke, Archer) as they decide to send Fuselage to get the file physically. Hardware fights and defeats Fuselage, and Fuselage is mysteriously killed.