Curtis Metcalf’s journey in the game is one of the most iconic moments in sports history. The film, “Remember the Titans,” was nominated for an Academy Award and became a cultural phenomenon. The film has been remade twice since its release, but it’s time for another remake. With modernized graphics and improved technology, this new version will be able to better capture the story that captivated fans all over again.
Hardware: Season One #1 was released this week, marking the end of the first wave of DC’s Milestone Returns program. The issue goes to great efforts to bring Curtis Metcalf/narrative Hardware’s into the contemporary day while also re-contextualizing his complex relationship with Edwin Alva. Hardware: Season One writer Brandon Thomas and illustrator Denys Cowan discussed the difficulty of moving Curtis’ narrative into a new age without “revamping” him during a recent virtual press conference attended by.
“I don’t think Curtis Metcalf needed to be reworked. “What has occurred is that his environment has changed,” Thomas said. “It has evolved, yet in some essential ways it has remained the same. I believe his viewpoint is much more relevant in the year 2021 than it was in the early 1990s. Especially when we attempt to learn and reconcile our country’s terrible past of racism and oppression slowly and painfully. It seems logical to me that a character like this, who is in a relationship with Alva and how that develops, would respond in this way.”
As Thomas, Cowan, and the rest of the Hardware: Season One crew apply that classic style to Curtis’ persona, Thomas hinted that the issues to follow would include a mix of new and old themes.
“There will be fresh developments. In this initial narrative arc, there will be new people and threats to watch out for, as well as some very familiar characters and dangers “Thomas stated his opinion. “And, just to be clear, this first tale is mostly about Curtis and Alva, but it will also attempt to address the issue of: Let’s just assume the Curtis and Alva situation is resolved. Why does Curtis continue to wear the suit? As a result, it will play a significant role in the plot.”
While the essence of Hardware’s narrative hasn’t changed, the world around him changes – especially in the superhero realm. That development presented an intriguing contradiction for Thomas and Cowan, who wanted to write a book for both hardcore fans and people “who may be reading Hardware for the first time,” particularly when compared to more recently popular heroes like Marvel’s Iron Man.
Cowan said, “Hardware is Hardware.” “In that outfit, there’s a black guy. He thinks in a different, much more powerful way. He isn’t the Iron Man. Tony Stark was the son of a wealthy inventor who was given all he had. Tony is intelligent, but he isn’t self-made. He’s never pulled himself up by his bootstraps before. Curtis Metcalf is a completely different person who deserves to be recognized for who he is. He grew raised in a business atmosphere as a young prodigy. He’s a brilliant young black radical who has been deceived about his real potential his whole life. He has no intention of ever working for the government. He’s simply not that kind of person. He’s the complete polar opposite of Iron Man. They only have one thing in common: they both wear armor… And, in my opinion, Hardware’s armor is better. It’d be fantastic to watch these two fight toe-to-toe one day.”
Season One #1 of Hardware is currently available everywhere comics are sold.