Summary: When one of Starscream's power-plays actually works, Megatron and Optimus Prime find themselves in a situation they would have never thought possible...
Galvatron also appeared in a series of Japanese Manga comic strips set in continuity with the series, where he attempted to destroy the Autobots with such schemes as creating his own army of clones, attempting to destroy Fortress Maximus and creating a hybrid of the original Megatron and Optimus Prime named Guiltor to destroy Rodimus Prime, although he ended up teaming up with his enemy to destroy it after it went rogue.
In this series, Megatron has his own catchphrase: "Decepticons, transform and rise up!", contrasting classic "Autobots, transform and roll out!" line. A marked contrast between this and other series is that Megatron and Optimus Prime's antagonism is not personal: before their first battle, they had never met, and they continue to clash on the basis that they are on opposite sides rather than on any particularly personal hatred. Megatron does not even bother to remember Optimus' name until the series finale. Unlike several other series, Megatron does not upgrade into Galvatron (though a character named appears in season 3 mentioning a Galvatron), he remains as Megatron for the full three seasons. The scale chart released for the series indicates Megatron stands about 35 feet tall.
Like any boy raised in the 80s, my allegiance will always be to Generation 1. When Rodimus Prime stepped in, I largely stopped watching the cartoon, so I’m not sure if the tanked-out versions of Megatron and Optimus Prime below are cannon. Honestly, I’ve thought more than once about getting into the Transformers comic books, if only economics allowed. I hear they’re much darker than anything else in the franchise.