Megaton Man began as a super-hero parody comic in the mid-80s. Originally published by Kitchen Sink Press, creator Don Simpson continued to expand his universe of superheroes throughout the 1990s in self-published books like Bizarre Heroes. In the late ’90s Megaton Man began appearing as a series of back-up stories in Image Comics founder Erik Larsen’s comic Savage Dragon.
This back-up story features Megaton Man at a comic convention examining author Harding Eddison’s anthology “At Least Damaging Aversions,” published not as a book but as a Virtual Reality Game wherein “the ‘reader’ is flown out to Los Angeles to help Harding complete work on the book.” Megaton Man then proceeds to accidentally destroy all copies of the work (along with reels of lost “Magnificent Ambersons” footage) with his Megaton Vision.
Don Simpson was also involved in the Harlan Ellison parody that appeared in the normalman/Megaton Man special.
This is one of two, single-page Megaton Man stories featured in Savage Dragon #68, both featuring stories set at a comic convention.