First Appearance – Hardware #1 – The Man in the Machine: Chapter One
Hardware was created by Dwayne McDuffie and @DenysCowan. He made his first appearance in his solo title on February of 1993. Curt Metcalf was a genius inventor who used tech gadgets to fight organized crime.
Curtis “Curt” Metcalf is a genius inventor who, in his Hardware identity, uses a variety of high-tech gadgets to fight organized crime. A central irony of the series (of which Metcalf is fully aware) is that Metcalf’s employer, respected businessman Edwin Alva — who provides the resources Metcalf uses to create Hardware’s hardware — is also secretly the crime boss who Hardware is trying to bring down.
Milestone Media Is a licensing company best known for their line of comics published through DC during the 1990s and several seasons of the popular KidsWB cartoon Static Shock.