Anywho, I was perusing my local comic shop's bargain bin selection recently and was very excited to find a copy of The Amazing Screw-On Head, a one-shot story from Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy. The story is set in 1860's America and follows the missions of Screw-On Head, a mechanical secret agent who takes orders from Abraham Lincoln on affairs regarding the arcane and paranormal (standard Mignola fare). I should also mention Screw-On Head is just that, a screw-on head that uses different bodies to suit the mission.
Now, I like Mignola just fine. He's got a unique art style and his writing carries a good sense of humor. But I was overly excited to see this particular title, and at first I couldn't put my finger on why... Then I remembered, the old Sci-Fi channel made an animated pilot of this back in 2006! The cartoon featured the voices of Paul Giamatti, David Hyde-Pierce, and Patton Oswalt. Check it out:
Fun Stuff. It was never picked up, which is a shame, but we'll alwas have the pilot. Maybe it's fitting... a one-off show for a one-off comic.