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Exhibition Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Hardware, no.1 New York: DC Comics, April 1993. Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (039.01.00) © DC Comics, used with permission.
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Milestone Comics

Milestone Media was the first successful minority-owned comic book company, founded in the 1990s. Financed and distributed by DC Comics, it was headed by writer Dwayne McDuffie. Milestone was dedicated to promoting underrepresented groups and diversity. In 1993, it introduced its first comic book Hardware, with the character Curtis Metcalf, a brilliant black scientist who becomes the eponymous super hero.

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