Hardware was created by Dwayne McDuffie and Denys Cowan for DC’s Milestone Comics imprint. He first appeared in 1993’s Hardware #1.

When genius inventor Curtis “Curt” Metcalf discovers his mentor Edwin Alva’s involvement with the existence of the international syndicate S.Y.S.T.E.M., he designs an advanced exo-skeleton system to fight crime as the superhero vigilante Hardware! As Hardware, Metcalf has enhanced strength and durability, as well as a wide range of advanced weapon systems.

Denys’ credits include Hardware #1-7, #11, #13, #16, #25, #32, and #36 (1993 – 1996).