While Hall H is a big part Comic-Con’s appeal, my favourite element tends to be focused on a single person: Grant Morrison. Finding out what the Scottish scribe has been up to is an experience as weird as reading his comics. It involves a lot of plot deciphering, and a lot of wondering how sincere his words truly are. More often than not, the answer is 100%. And considering how right he was about Multiversity: Pax Americana being his magnum opus, I’m inclined to believe him when he says Sinatoro is one of the best things he’s done.
What is Sinatoro? As far as I can tell, it was originally meant to be a screenplay, but will soon be both a comic as well as a TV series. It’ll be brought to the screen but Paul and Chris Weitz, the American Pie duo who have since been involved with Mozart in the Jungle and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, respectively. That’s all very exciting, but really... what IS Sinatoro? Well, it’s about a ‘necronaut’ sent to the afterlife to save the Earth from apocalypse, but for any more than that, I’ll have to turn you over to Morrison himself:
“Sinatoro turns American pop culture into a whole new mythology… It's about life, death, sex, romance and everything in between. It's one of my favourite stories I've done!”
Out of anyone else’s mouth, that would sound like total horseshit, but this is a guy who recently retold Wonder Woman’s origin and turned it into a conversation on intersectionality while also bringing to the surface all the latent BDSM, so forgive me for beaming with excitement right now. The tale supposedly draws influence from the Tibetan Book of the Dead (fans of Enter The Void will no doubt be familiar), and what’s more, Morrison’s decade-long development seems to account for various media translations, with different takes on the material being woven into the text.
No word on when the comic or TV series are set to drop, but knowing Morrison’s work, both will likely be worth the wait.