Megaton

    (Entity, 1983-1987, 1993)
Megaton™ and ©1993-1994 Gary Carlson. Other characters are ™ and © their respective creators.

Megaton was one of the first of the black-and-white comics in the black-and-white boom of 1983. By 1987, however, the market was glutted and the inevitable bust came. Megaton, one of the early pioneers, became a victim of the shakeout. Its publisher, Gary S. Carlson, went on to work on a variety of projects, including the recent Big Bang Comics.

One of the last projects planned for Megaton had been the Megaton Holiday Special. This had been planned as a 64-page special for Christmas, 1987. It finally saw the light of day in in the end of 1993, thanks to the folks at Express Publications. The tales told here include treasures that many had thought long lost, including previously unpublished Megaton, Feral, and Vanguard Christmas stories. The original special was also slated to have contained the first Youngblood story by Rob Liefeld. Although this story was never completed, its cover was specially colorized, and is presented here for the first time.
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#1
November, 1983
Cover Price: $2.00
2 copies available from $49.95
Gary Carlson, John CosgriffChris Ecker, Dan Reed, Erik Larsen, Frank Fosco, Gene Day, Butch Guice, James Cassara, Ken Landgraf, Mike Gustovich, Ralph Cabrera, Sam DeLaRosa
#2
October, 1985
Cover Price: $2.00
3 copies available from $94.99
Gary Carlson, Erik Larsen, Don ChinDonald Simpson, Erik Larsen, S. Clarke Hawbaker, Butch Guice, Ken Meyer Jr., Frank Fosco
#3
February, 1986
Cover Price: $1.50
2 copies available from $199.95
Erik Larsen, Gary CarlsonErik Larsen, Mike Gustovich, S. Clarke Hawbaker, Angel Medina, Frank Fosco
#3 ACE Edition
February, 1986
Cover Price: $0.00
1 copy available for $39.99
Erik LarsenErik Larsen
#4
April, 1986
Cover Price: $1.50
2 copies available from $32.95
Gary Carlson, Erik Larsen, Grass GreenAngel Medina, Francis J. Mao, Erik Larsen, Grass Green
#5
June, 1986
Cover Price: $1.50
2 copies available from $14.95
Gary Carlson, Grass GreenRob Liefeld, Angel Medina, Grass Green
#6
December, 1986
Cover Price: $1.50
5 copies available from $1.50
Gary CarlsonGary Thomas Washington, Angel Medina, Gordon Purcell, Frank Fosco
#7
April, 1987
Cover Price: $1.50
5 copies available from $4.50
Gary CarlsonBill Willingham, Gary Thomas Washington, John Thompson
#8
August, 1987
Cover Price: $1.50
2 copies available from $99.99
Gary CarlsonAngel Medina, Gary Thomas Washington, Rob Liefeld
Holiday Special #1
August, 1987
Cover Price: $2.95
7 copies available from $2.00
Gary CarlsonSteve Adams