Acclaimed comic creator Mike Mignola is arguably best known for breakout hit Hellboy and the subsequent spinoff comics and characters that the character has generated. However twenty years ago while stillcrafting his Hellboy magnum opus Mignola introduced to the world The Amazing Screw-On Head. Debuting in his own eponymous one-shot comic written and drawn by Mike Mignola with colors by Dave Stewart and and published by Dark Horse Comics in 2002, Screw-On Head is a true to form Mignola story about a secret robot agent during the Lincoln administration as he battles occult threats such as Emperor Zombie.
Screw-On Head was even adapted into a 22-minute animated pilot that aired on the Sci-fi Channel. Although it never got an ongoing series, it featured quite an all-star voice cast including Paul Giamatti as the titular character, David Hyde Pierce as Emperor Zombie, and unabashed comic geek Patton Oswalt as Mr. Groin. Moreover, Bryan Fuller as writer and executive producer and Titmouse Studios founder Chris Prynoski served as director.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Amazing Screw-On Head, Dark Horse is releasing an all-new edition featuring 40 pages of new material.
The new edition will be available in comic book stores on June 22, 2022 and in bookstores on July 5, 2022. Check out the details in the official press release below:
Dark Horse Comics will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart’s seminal Eisner Award-winning graphic novel The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects with the publication of a new hardcover edition, which features forty pages of new material. The new hardcover edition will include nineteen pages of the never completed, never-before-published Axorr, Slayer of Demons story, written and drawn by the legendary creator of Hellboy.
“As proud as I am of the Hellboy stuff, the stories that make up the Screw-On Head collection are actually my favorite things I’ve done,” said Mignola. “They are the most ME, they are as close as you’re going to get to looking inside my head and seeing the stuff that runs around in there. A while back I started work on another of my odd non-Hellboy things, Axorr, Slayer of Demons. Eventually I hit a snag and never finished it, but was really happy with the nineteen pages I did finish, and I’m super happy that they are finding a home here in the new expanded 20th anniversary edition of this book. This is where they belong. If there is just one true ‘Mignola’ book to have, I think this is it.”
In The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects, Emperor Zombie is trying to take over the world once again. The Amazing Screw-On Head has been enlisted by President Lincoln to stop the evil emperor, with the help of his faithful partner Mr. Groin and his trusty canine companion Mr. Dog. Screw-On Head will have to brave ancient tombs and defeat demons from a dimension inside a turnip, just one of the strange and mischievous tales in this beloved collection.
“This anniversary edition does more than revisit a now-classic book of Mike’s, it adds to it with unpublished comic pages and new illustrations,” said Dark Horse Editor Katii O’Brien. “Between this and our one-shot Sir Edward Grey: Acheron, written and drawn entirely by Mike, this is a great time to be a fan of his art.”
For the first time in five years, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is both writing and illustrating a full-length comic book, one which provides the next chapter in the fabled Hellboy Universe.
Sir Edward Grey: Acheron was published by Dark Horse Comics on December 1, 2021. THE AMAZING SCREW-ON HEAD ANNIVERSARY EDITION will be available from Dark Horse Comics in comic book stores on June 22, 2022 and in bookstores on July 5, 2022. For more information about the Hellboy Universe, follow Dark Horse Comics on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.