Hardware #36 (Feb. 1996):
by John Rozum, Denys Cowan, Angel Gabriele

Hardware #36

Title: “T-Minus”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Feb. 1996

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: John Rozum
Art by: Denys Cowan, Angel Gabriele

8 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
Sanction Sanction supporting character
  black DC Milestone Media 2
Lender villain
  [mercenary] DC Milestone Media 2
Duke villain
  [mercenary] DC Milestone Media 2
Archer villain
  [mercenary] DC Milestone Media 2
Albert Brunner supporting character
  Preventive Measures Agency DC Milestone Media 1
Preventive Measures Agency supporting character group
  [government agency] DC Milestone Media 1
Malleus Malleus villain
CBR Scale: M obsessed with grafting
[first met Hardware on Transformation Station in orbit]
DC Milestone Media 3

Summary (from

Hardware and Sanction are captured by the Mercs. Hardware finds out they are stealing information on molecule bonding. Albert Brunner of the Preventive Measures Agency is introduced. They are trying to stop a rocket from being illegally launched. Brunner and Sanction meet up and the secrets of South America are explained. Hardware tries to stop the launch, but instead is taken to Transformation Station in orbit. There he finally meets Malleus.