Hardware #47 (Jan. 1997):
by D. G. Chichester, Prentis Rollins, Caesar Antomattei (as Caesar)

Hardware #47

Title: “Stalk”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Jan. 1997

Publisher: DC Milestone Media
Written by: D. G. Chichester
Art by: Prentis Rollins, Caesar Antomattei (as Caesar)

11 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
Static Static (Virgil Hawkins) hero
  black; Heroes...  DC Milestone Media 148
Edwin Alva EDWIN (Edwin Alva)
villain scientist
CBR Scale: M obsessed with power
System DC Milestone Media 39
Heroes Heroes hero group
  [former Shadow Cabinet members, made new super-team] DC Milestone Media 12
COVERT villain group
  [agency created to monitor Dakota City superhumans] DC Milestone Media 4
Scrapmetal villain
  COVERT DC Milestone Media 2
D-Struct D-Struct (Damon Briggs) supporting character villain
  black; Paris Bloods DC Milestone Media 4
Seven Pallaton supporting character villain
CBR Scale: S Native American
COVERT; Native American DC Milestone Media 4
Tyrant villain
  [planned takeover of Dakota City] DC Milestone Media 3
America Rights villain group
CBR Scale: D ultra-nationalist; white
[militia group] DC Milestone Media 1
Hard Co. Hard Co. supporting character group
  [company of geniuses intent on bettering the human condition] DC Milestone Media 9

Summary (from

Seven Pallaton resolves a crisis situation involving an "America Rights" militia group. Static informs Hardware that his friend Damon Briggs (D-Struct) is back in Dakota. He asks if Hardware can give him a job so he will stay on the straight and narrow. Hardware says to call Curtis Metcalf. We see a mysterious figure named Tyrant tracking the progress of both Hardware and Pallaton. He is planning a takeover of Dakota. Damon Briggs has a successful first day at Hard Co. as he bumps into Curtis. We see EDWIN interrupt Curtis to confront him on his sordid personal life. Curtis gets fed up and leaves to be Hardware. Damon is confronted by COVERT on his way home. He is saved by Hardware as he takes out the COVERT agents. Then the agent Scrapmetal shows up to put a wrench into the action.