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Megaton Man (vol. 1) #2 (Feb. 1985):
“Leavings and Beginnings!”
by Don Simpson

Megaton Man (vol. 1) #2

Title: “Leavings and Beginnings!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Feb. 1985

Publisher: Kitchen Sink Press
Written by: Don Simpson
Art by: Don Simpson


46 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Megaton Man Megaton Man (Trent Phloog)
(lead character)
hero
  The Megatropolis Quartet; VW Gang Kitchen Sink Press Image 65
Pamela Jointly Pamela Jointly supporting character
CBR Scale: M Liberal
The University of Michigan
[muckraking liberal columnist; attacks Megaton Man in print]
Kitchen Sink Press 10
Yarn Man Yarn Man (Bing Gloom) hero
  The Megatropolis Quartet; VW Gang
[parody of Thing (Ben Grimm)]
Kitchen Sink Press 26
Liquid Man Liquid Man (Rex Rigid) hero scientist
  The Megatropolis Quartet
[parody of Mr. Fantastic]
Kitchen Sink Press 5
See-Thru Girl See-Thru Girl (Stella Starlight) hero
  The Megatropolis Quartet; The University of Michigan
[parody of Invisible Woman; had affair w/Megaton Man]
Kitchen Sink Press 8
The Human Meltdown The Human Meltdown (Chuck Roast) hero
  The Megatropolis Quartet
[parody of Human Torch]
Kitchen Sink Press 2
Preston Percy Preston Percy supporting character
  ICHHL
[Megaton Man's best pal; based in part on Jimmy Olson]
Kitchen Sink Press 19
Rudy Mayo Rudy Mayo supporting character
  [city editor; partially based on Perry White] Kitchen Sink Press 9
The Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project supporting character group
  [newspaper Megaton Man and friends work for] Kitchen Sink Press 15
Felicia Felicia supporting character
  [Alicia Masters parody; Yarn Man's girlfriend] Kitchen Sink Press 1
Kozmik Kat Kozmik Kat hero
CBR Scale: M uplifted animal
The Megatropolis Quartet; VW Gang...  Kitchen Sink Press 4
Megaton Mice Megaton Mice supporting character group
CBR Scale: D uplifted animals
mouse Kitchen Sink Press 1
The Megatropolis Quartet The Megatropolis Quartet hero group
  [Fantastic Four parody] Kitchen Sink Press 18
The Peeper The Peeper
(6-panel cameo, pg. 0, panels 1-4, 6-7) 
supporting character
CBR Scale: M Peeper religion
[Watcher parody] Kitchen Sink Press 1
unnamed college intellectual unnamed college intellectual
(6-panel cameo, pg. 20-21)
supporting character
  [befriended Stella Starlight at college] Kitchen Sink Press 2
Red Meatball with Spaghetti Sauce Red Meatball with Spaghetti Sauce
(5-panel cameo, pg. 8-9)
villain
CBR Scale: D Italian fascist
[Red Skull parody; Mussolini's right-hand man] Kitchen Sink Press 1
U.S. Air Force U.S. Air Force
(3-panel cameo, pg. 9, 26, panels 6-7) 
supporting character group real/historical person
  [military unit; pilot] Marvel 197
Melford Melford
(2-panel cameo, pg. 13, panels 2, 7)
supporting character
  [new boyfriend of Yarn Man's girlfriend Felicia] Kitchen Sink Press 1
Sarge Snorkel Sarge Snorkel
(1-panel cameo, pg. 18, panel 3) 
supporting character lead character comic strip character
  U.S. Army King Features Syndicate 199
Beetle Bailey Beetle Bailey
(1-panel cameo, pg. 18, panel 3) 
lead character comic strip character
  U.S. Army King Features Syndicate Dell 448
Partyers from Mars Partyers from Mars
(1-panel cameo, pg. 30, panel 6) 
supporting character group
CBR Scale: D anarchist; alien
[1st app: Megaton Man (vol. 1) #3 (Apr. 1985)] Kitchen Sink Press 3
The Contraptoid The Contraptoid
(1-panel cameo, pg. 2, panel 6) 
villain
CBR Scale: D N.A.
[scientist] Kitchen Sink Press 1
Maynard F. Trombone Maynard F. Trombone
(voice only, pg. 18, panels 3-6) 
supporting character based on a real person
  [based on Garry Trudeau; writes respected strip "Doomesbury"] Kitchen Sink Press 3
The Fantastic Four The Fantastic Four
(character based on) 
hero group
  [1st app: The Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #1 (Nov. 1961)] Marvel 100
Jean-Luc Godard Jean-Luc Godard
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 21, panel 1) 
real/historical person
CBR Scale: M Huguenot (raised); Maoist (convert)
[cinematographer; film critic...] 3DD Productions 115
Libyan Air Force Libyan Air Force
(toy, pg. 15, panel 2) 
supporting character villain group real/historical person
  [military unit; pilot] Kitchen Sink Press 1
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(mentioned, pg. 14, panel 5) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Doctor Software Doctor Software (Julius Levitch)
(mentioned, pg. 1-2) 
villain scientist based on a real person
  [based on Jerry Lewis] Kitchen Sink Press 5
Mister Metafyzik Mister Metafyzik
(mentioned, pg. 26, panel 2) 
villain
  [Mister Mxyzptlk parody] Kitchen Sink Press 1
Claw Claw
(mentioned, pg. 26, panel 2) 
villain
  [1st app: Megaton Man (vol. 1) #2 (Feb. 1985)] Kitchen Sink Press 1
Doctor Demise Doctor Demise
(mentioned, pg. 26, panel 2) 
villain
  [1st app: Megaton Man (vol. 1) #2 (Feb. 1985)] Kitchen Sink Press 1
Arms of Krupp Arms of Krupp
(mentioned, pg. 26, panel 2) 
villain
  [1st app: Megaton Man (vol. 1) #2 (Feb. 1985)] Kitchen Sink Press 1
The Old Scout The Old Scout
(mentioned, pg. 26, panel 2) 
villain
  [1st app: Megaton Man (vol. 1) #2 (Feb. 1985)] Kitchen Sink Press 1
Mister Braindead Mister Braindead
(mentioned, pg. 26, panel 2) 
villain
  [1st app: Megaton Man (vol. 1) #2 (Feb. 1985)] Kitchen Sink Press 1
Benito Mussolini Benito Mussolini
(mentioned, pg. 9, panel 4) 
villain real/historical person
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised); Nietzschean atheist; Italian fascist
[dictator] Unione Cinematografica Italiana 266
Jean-Paul Belmondo Jean-Paul Belmondo
(mentioned, pg. 21, panel 1) 
real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Catholic
[actor] France 2 45
Anna Karina Anna Karina
(mentioned, pg. 21, panel 1) 
real/historical person
  [pioneer of French New Wave] GMA Network 27
Eddie Constantine Eddie Constantine
(mentioned, pg. 21, panel 1) 
real/historical person
  [played secret agent Lemmy Caution in French films] Westdeutscher Rundfunk 36
Jean-Pierre Leaude Jean-Pierre Leaude
(mentioned, pg. 21, panel 1) 
real/historical person
  [famed French child actor] Institut National de l'Audiovisuel 29
Chantal Goya Chantal Goya
(mentioned, pg. 21, panel 1) 
real/historical person
  [famed French child actor] ORTF 31
Paul Paul
(mentioned, pg. 21, panel 1) 
non-feature lead character
  [grows isolated from his friends' social/emotional politics] Anouchka Films 1
Madeleine Zimmer Madeleine Zimmer
(mentioned, pg. 21, panel 1) 
supporting character
  [Paul's girlfriend; budding pop singer] Anouchka Films 1
Natacha von Braun Natacha von Braun
(mentioned, pg. 21, panel 1) 
supporting character
  [daughter of Alphaville's evil ruler] Athos Films 1
Lemmy Caution Lemmy Caution
(mentioned, pg. 21, panel 1) 
hero
  FBI Coward-McCann 41
Michel Poiccard Michel Poiccard
(mentioned, pg. 21, panel 1) 
non-feature lead character
  [criminal] Les Films Imperia 1
Federico Fellini Federico Fellini
(mentioned, pg. 21, panel 3) 
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised); Jungian (convert)
[film director; screenwriter] Institut National de l'Audiovisuel; TF1 Video 74

Reprints of this comic:
Megaton Man (1990): "Leavings and Beginnings!"