Dark Horse Comics Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Mike Mignola’s ‘The Amazing Screw-On Head’

by Brendan M. Allen

In 2022, Dark Horse Comics will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart’s seminal graphic novel The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects with the publication of a new hardcover edition featuring 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“This anniversary edition does more than revisit a now-classic book of Mike’s, it adds to it with unpublished comic pages and new illustrations,” said Dark Horse Editor Katii O’Brien.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.”


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