Cover pencils by Denys Cowan, inks by Jimmy Palmiotti. Angry Black Man, script by Dwayne McDuffie, pencils by Denys Cowan, inks by Jimmy Palmiotti; Curtis Metcalf invents weapons for the wealthy and famous Edwin Alva; after asking for more money, Metcalf discovers Alva is corrupt; seeking justice, Metcalf becomes Hardware. Origin & 1st app. of Hardware; 1st app of Reprise, Edwin Alva. 36 pgs. $2.95. Cover price $2.95.