History Comicbook / Hardware

6th Aug '16 2:43:04 PM nombretomado
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Hardware is a MilestoneComics character who debuted in 1993 as one of their flagship heroes. He first appeared in ''"Hardware''" #1 (April, 1993), created by DwayneMcDuffie and Denys Cowan. The character is an AngryBlackMan in PoweredArmor, also a GadgeteerGenius. Curtis Metcalf, an inner-city ChildProdigy, is discovered by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive famous inventor]] [[EvilMentor Edwin Alva]] who sees potential in him and pays his way through the top schools in the country, on condition that he work for him when his education is completed. His creations make millions of dollars for the company, leading him to ask his boss for a simple raise. After many years of viewing his mentor as a surrogate father, he is shocked to find that Alva has absolutely no respect for him, and views their relationship as little more than master and dog.

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Hardware is a MilestoneComics character who debuted in 1993 as one of their flagship heroes. He first appeared in ''"Hardware''" #1 (April, 1993), created by DwayneMcDuffie Creator/DwayneMcDuffie and Denys Cowan. The character is an AngryBlackMan in PoweredArmor, also a GadgeteerGenius. Curtis Metcalf, an inner-city ChildProdigy, is discovered by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive famous inventor]] [[EvilMentor Edwin Alva]] who sees potential in him and pays his way through the top schools in the country, on condition that he work for him when his education is completed. His creations make millions of dollars for the company, leading him to ask his boss for a simple raise. After many years of viewing his mentor as a surrogate father, he is shocked to find that Alva has absolutely no respect for him, and views their relationship as little more than master and dog.



his original series lasted for 50 issues, from April, 1993 to April, 1997. The series was cancelled when Milestone shut down its comic book division. In 2008, the character was brought into the DCUniverse after the events of ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''. After guest-starring in a storyline in ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' and an issue of ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' (where he teamed up with ComicBook/BlueBeetle), [[CommutingOnABus Hardware was made into a supporting character]] in the 2011 ''[[Comicbook/{{Static}} Static Shock]]'' comic book series, where he acted as a mentor to the title character.

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his original series lasted for 50 issues, from April, 1993 to April, 1997. The series was cancelled when Milestone shut down its comic book division. In 2008, the character was brought into the DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse after the events of ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''. After guest-starring in a storyline in ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' and an issue of ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' (where he teamed up with ComicBook/BlueBeetle), [[CommutingOnABus Hardware was made into a supporting character]] in the 2011 ''[[Comicbook/{{Static}} Static Shock]]'' comic book series, where he acted as a mentor to the title character.



* DCUniverse: As of DC's most recent CrisisCrossover, all of MilestoneComics' characters are now part of the DCU.
3rd Jul '16 2:53:27 PM AnotherGuy
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** Of course, Edison did that to ''everyone'' - just ask Auguste and Louis Lumière.
*** And of course, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla.

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** Of course, Edison did that to ''everyone'' - just ask Auguste and Louis Lumière. \n*** And of course, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla. (UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla was TheRival.)
11th Sep '15 9:05:39 PM nombretomado
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his original series lasted for 50 issues, from April, 1993 to April, 1997. The series was cancelled when Milestone shut down its comic book division. In 2008, the character was brought into the DCUniverse after the events of ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''. After guest-starring in a storyline in ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' and an issue of ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' (where he teamed up with BlueBeetle), [[CommutingOnABus Hardware was made into a supporting character]] in the 2011 ''[[Comicbook/{{Static}} Static Shock]]'' comic book series, where he acted as a mentor to the title character.

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his original series lasted for 50 issues, from April, 1993 to April, 1997. The series was cancelled when Milestone shut down its comic book division. In 2008, the character was brought into the DCUniverse after the events of ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''. After guest-starring in a storyline in ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' and an issue of ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' (where he teamed up with BlueBeetle), ComicBook/BlueBeetle), [[CommutingOnABus Hardware was made into a supporting character]] in the 2011 ''[[Comicbook/{{Static}} Static Shock]]'' comic book series, where he acted as a mentor to the title character.



* IWorkAlone: BlueBeetle practically has to beg him for a team-up.

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* IWorkAlone: BlueBeetle ComicBook/BlueBeetle practically has to beg him for a team-up.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: BlueBeetle acknowledges that while Curtis is an asshole, he still fights for a noble cause and wants to do the right thing.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: BlueBeetle ComicBook/BlueBeetle acknowledges that while Curtis is an asshole, he still fights for a noble cause and wants to do the right thing.
14th May '15 3:48:11 PM nombretomado
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his original series lasted for 50 issues, from April, 1993 to April, 1997. The series was cancelled when Milestone shut down its comic book division. In 2008, the character was brought into the DCUniverse after the events of ''[[GrantMorrison Final Crisis]]''. After guest-starring in a storyline in ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' and an issue of ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' (where he teamed up with BlueBeetle), [[CommutingOnABus Hardware was made into a supporting character]] in the 2011 ''[[Comicbook/{{Static}} Static Shock]]'' comic book series, where he acted as a mentor to the title character.

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his original series lasted for 50 issues, from April, 1993 to April, 1997. The series was cancelled when Milestone shut down its comic book division. In 2008, the character was brought into the DCUniverse after the events of ''[[GrantMorrison Final Crisis]]''.''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''. After guest-starring in a storyline in ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' and an issue of ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' (where he teamed up with BlueBeetle), [[CommutingOnABus Hardware was made into a supporting character]] in the 2011 ''[[Comicbook/{{Static}} Static Shock]]'' comic book series, where he acted as a mentor to the title character.
8th Dec '13 5:24:28 AM Kalaong
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* MeaningfulName: Edwin Alva is clearly an allusion to Thomas Alva Edison. Thomas Edison was seen as progressive in his time for hiring foreign-born and black engineers to work for him - and reviled today for ripping them off and taking all the profits for their ideas.
** Of course, Edison did that to ''everyone'' - just ask Auguste and Louis Lumière.

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* MeaningfulName: Edwin Alva is clearly an allusion to [[ThomasEdison Thomas Alva Edison.Edison]]. Thomas Edison was seen as progressive in his time for hiring foreign-born and black engineers to work for him - and reviled today for ripping them off and taking all the profits for their ideas.
** Of course, Edison did that to ''everyone'' - just ask Auguste and Louis Lumière.
*** And of course, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla.
17th Oct '13 8:27:38 PM M84
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* WeCanRuleTogether: When Alva disovers that Curtis is Hardware, he offers Curtis a Vice-presidency and unlimited access to company resources if Curtis agrees to be Alva's own super-enforcer. Alva also promises to curb his extra-legal activities since he won't need them with Curtis/Hardware at his side. [[spoiler:Notably, this is one of the few times the hero actually ''accepts'' the offer.]]
1st Jun '13 6:55:39 PM TVRulezAgain
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* SwissArmyWeapon: The amount of gadgets in Hardware's arsenal practically make ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}'' look unprepared.

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* SwissArmyWeapon: The amount of gadgets in Hardware's arsenal practically make ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' look unprepared.
22nd Feb '13 7:44:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AntiHero: Hardware, very much so. On the SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes he starts out as a Type IV, but eventually mellows out into more of a Type III.
26th Oct '12 6:05:42 PM binaroid
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* MechaMooks: S.Y.S.T.E.M.

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* MechaMooks: S.Y.S.T.E.M.'s "S.Y.S.T.E.M.atics".
26th Oct '12 2:58:36 PM StFan
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* {{Mecha-Mooks}}: S.Y.S.T.E.M.

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* {{Mecha-Mooks}}: MechaMooks: S.Y.S.T.E.M.
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