Hardware #39 (May 1996):
“Fighting Technique”
by Jackie Ching, Prentis Rollins, Ande J. Parks, Mike DeCarlo

Hardware #39

Title: “Fighting Technique”

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 1996

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: Jackie Ching
Art by: Prentis Rollins, Ande J. Parks, Mike DeCarlo

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
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
Technique Technique (Tiffany Evans) villain hero scientist
  black DC Milestone Media 9
Sabrina Alva supporting character
  [Edwin Alva's daughter] DC Milestone Media 3

Summary (from

Sabrina Alva broods the problem of Curtis Metcalf. Curtis and Tiffany discuss who Hardware is and Curtis lies to her. Sabrina plans to start destroying holdings of Alva Technologies instead of having them fall into Curtis's hands. She pits Technique versus Hardware to help this process along. Eventually Technique sees how she is being manipulated and the situation between her and Hardware is resolved, with Sabrina out in the cold yet once again.