The Amazing Screw-On Head
Written By:Mike Mignola
Published By:Dark Horse Comics
Original Run:2002

The Amazing Screw-On Head is the title of a one-shot comic book written and drawn by Mike Mignola and published by Dark Horse Comics in 2002, starring the character of the same name.An animated pilot, based on the plot of the comic, was made by the Sci-Fi Channel in 2006 with Bryan Fuller as executive producer.


Screw-On Head is an agent for President Abraham Lincoln. He is summoned by Lincoln to track down Emperor Zombie, an undead occultist and originally a groundskeeper at Hyde Park. Zombie and his henchmen, the vampire Madam and scientist Dr. Snap, have stolen an ancient manuscript. This will allow him access to the temple of Gung, a warlord who nearly conquered the world over ten thousand years ago with supernatural power gained from "a fabulous melon-sized jewel", which Zombie obviously plans to use for himself.

Animated PilotEdit

The 22-minute pilot differs from the comic mainly in that the characters are fleshed out with backstories. On July 12, 2006, The Amazing Screw-On Head TV pilot was aired online at with a survey to decide whether or not the show goes to series. According to Mike Mignola, the series was not picked up by the Sci-Fi Channel. The pilot was released on DVD on February 6, 2007.

Steampunk InfluencesEdit

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