Friday, January 9, 2009

The Amazing Screw-On Head

Writer/Artist: Mike Mignola
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Published: May 2002

The Amazing Screw-On Head is a secret government agent who answers directly to the President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Groin is Screw-On Head's faithful man servant. Emperor Zombie is the bad guy who enjoys dabbling in all things arcane and forbidden. Madam Patience is a vampire. Mr. Dog is a stuffed reanimated dog.

Interested yet?

This comic is one of those stand alone issues that make your head spin. Equal parts humorous and horror-like, this tale won the Eisner Award for Best Humor publication. The art is spooky, deep, and forbidding. The characters are unique and bizarre, and the story itself seems like it was birthed in a dream after a night of boozing. This is a must have for any serious comic fan. And if you're not serious, you can always check out the animated cartoon based off the comic. It's just as funny. Maybe even better, 'cause it's got Paul "I'm not drinking fucking Merlot!" Giamatti, David "Oh Dear" Hyde Pierce, and Molly "Superstar" Shannon as the voice actors. Just awesome.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love The Amazing Screw on Head!!!