The Amazing Screw on Head and Other Curious Objects



10 thoughts on “The Amazing Screw on Head and Other Curious Objects

  1. George George says:

    It's nice to see Mignolas humorous side


  2. Artemy Artemy says:

    The Amazing Screw on Head and Other Curious Objects is a collection of short stories written and drawn by Mike Mignola They’re mostly fun whacky one shot tales and if you’ve read Mignola’s other short stories you pretty much know what to expect While this book isn’t a part of the Hellboy universe one particular story here The Magician and the Snake is crucial to understanding Hellboy in Hell’s ending Mignola’s seven year old daughter actually came up with the story itself and he drew it It’s a simple and beautiful tale and in the context of Hellboy it adds a deeper layer to those final panelsOverall it’s a solid collection on its own and a necessary companion to Hellboy


  3. Orrin Grey Orrin Grey says:

    As sometimes happens when I get new Mike Mignola books I'm having some difficulty articulating my feelings about this one To say that it's the most perfect comic ever produced would probably be hyperbole of the worst sort but it's also shockingly close to how I actually feel so there you goFirst off The Amazing Screw On Head and Other Curious Objects represents the most new material written and drawn by Mignola that we've gotten in years Plus I hadn't read any of it prior to this release though I read an online preview of The Magician and the Snake and I'd seen the animated pilot for the proposed Amazing Screw On Head cartoon series So this was all new to meAlso Mignola is as everyone knows my favorite writer and artist and this is 100% unfiltered Mignola doing what he loves best without the constraints of having to fit anything into a coherent universe as he does in say his Hellboy comics Now usually stuff like this sort of surreal sort of comedic is of less interest to me than stuff like Hellboy but Mignola's take on it is completely delightful pretty much every step of the wayThe title story is actually the least of the book's contents as far as I'm concerned It's great stuff but the real winners are the new stories Their art showcases Mignola at the top of his game and they're great weird mythologizing of the first order There are pages and panels in The Amazing Screw On Head and Other Curious Objects that I could talk about at great length but I'll restrain myself at least for nowI've said elsewhere that I couldn't pick a favorite but that's not true It's not very productive to do so since every story is virtually perfect but my favorite is definitely The Witch and Her Soul about which I love every line every panel and every imageMignola has said of The Amazing Screw On Head that it was a comic that he did just for him The Amazing Screw On Head and Other Curious Objects has the feel at every turn of a book that was done just for me


  4. Peter Peter says:

    Lovely short book The hardcover is beautiful


  5. Alex Alex says:

    It's a dizzy parade of victorian curiosities It's Mignola having fun and letting himself go creatively It's humorous I loved it


  6. Colin McKay Miller Colin McKay Miller says:

    I was neither amazed nor connected to Mike Mignola’s The Amazing Screw On Head and Other Curious ObjectsScrew On Head is a magical head that screws into different robotic bodies to go fight Emperor Zombie—an undead occultist who’s stolen an ancient manuscript Sent by Abraham Lincoln Screw On Head is aided by his manservant Mr Groin and his dog er Mr Dog If this all sounds rather nonsensical and somewhat like a bizarro bend on things it’s because it is Admittedly I’m rarely a fan of bizarro as it feels like comedy without the straight man If there isn’t something normal to reflect just how weird the weird is nothing has any real conseuence or pull However I’m a huge fan of magical realism—as one thing being bizarre in the normal world has depth to explore “The Amazing Screw On Head” is obviously the title story from Mignola’s one off shorts collection Both this story and “The Magician and the Snake” co written with Mignola’s young daughter won Eisner awards in 2003 but neither did much for me for the aforementioned reasons I like Mignola’s art—which has darker colors and Victorian themes—but this work feels like something to come to later once you know Mignola’s style It's not a starting point If you don’t know Mignola’s the creator of the vastly popular Hellboy If you’ve read it you know his style uirks and love for Abraham Lincoln but I’ve never read the series so I didn’t know I was supposed to like all this or if that statement is even true—though gushing reviews from Hellboy lovers lead me to believe me it’s accurate Given some of the ties to folklore—“Abu Gung and the Beanstalk is basically “Jack and the Beanstalk” retold—there’s a lot that I could like here but it seems like Mignola in his fame and likely sans editorial oversight didn’t have to do better than throw crap against the wall as the beloved creator of HellboyThe one piece I did enjoy was “The Prisoner of Mars” which wound up being a fleshed out kooky alien story Maybe it was that the tale was told by old men sitting around a table—giving it a small anchor to the normal world—but the humor felt just right If nothing else I suppose randomly spewing out ideas will give you a gem every once and a while Regardless of how it happened I liked it but then the final story in the collection went back to the disappointing norm Even Mignola admitted it’s not really a story in the notes; it was simply a way to close the collection with a few random pages About all that happens is a button is pushed and a skull’s eyes light up Oh you’re still reading this review? You didn’t immediately rush out and purchase The Amazing Screw On Head and Other Curious Objects based off that riveting plot development alone? Well then you might feel similar to me I place a premium on endings and the ending to a shorts collection is a way to comment on the whole Since The Amazing Screw On Head and Other Curious Objects is ultimately lazily random and unfulfilling I’ll say the closing commentary of the final piece is accurate All that’s left to do now is to wait for Mike Mignola fans to comment about how I’m not smart or creative enough to “get” his work In the mean time one star


  7. Charles Charles says:

    I didn't get it I guess some people like it and maybe they are Mike Mignola fans I've never read anything by him and am kind of sorry I actually bought this one I wish I had my money back It was perfectly well drawn but it seemed clear that Mignola was just fooling around and tossing out whatever weird stuff came into his head I guess it would be nice to indulge yourself that way Or maybe there's a whole series of stories that set this collection up I'm not aware of them The only story that kind of made sense to me was Abu Gung and the Beanstalk


  8. Stacie Stacie says:

    Amazing Screw On Head and Other Curious Objects is full of strange absurdist steampunk horror stories I was surprised at how many short stories were in here as the graphic novel itself is relatively short Each story felt brief because of it Instead of getting a typical story structure beginning middle and end we are given snippets of things that seemed like they could have been pulled from a larger narrative Sometimes it had a cool and poignant effect and other times it made the story feel on the random side I liked it overall though The art style was gritty while also lending itself to an air of whimsy There was plenty of humor laced throughout the collection as well Even though not every story hit its mark for me I still had a good giggle or two at how wacky everything turned out


  9. Christine Christine says:

    I'm not uite sure how to describe these stories one part King one part Pratchett? It's uite amusing actually enjoyed it better than I did the Hellboy that I've read The title story is steampunk like and uite amusing the other stories including a varaition of Jack and the Beanstalk are uite beautiful


  10. Brandon St Mark Brandon St Mark says:

    A fun whimsical uick read I don't have much to say about it I liked the Wizard and the Snake story the most I wouldn't mind if The Screw On Head became its own major title in the Mignolaverse


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