Coldplay to Explain Story of ‘Mylo Xyloto’ in Six-Part Comic Series
Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' is a certified smash hit, having debuted at No. 1 in 34 countries and tallying six million in sales along the way.
The story behind the album will be revealed in a six-part comic series, the first of which will be unveiled at the Comic-Con International in San Diego this week. You're nobody until your immortalized in comic form!
The 'Mylo Xyloto' story was conceived and executed by the band along with Mark Osborne, an Academy Award-nominated writer and director who has worked on 'Kung Fu Panda.' It will be published by Bongo Comics Group, which is owned by Matt Groening, the creator of 'The Simpsons.' Lots of pop culture icons lined up for this comic, that's for sure!
"Three years ago we had an idea with our friend Mark Osborne about a character called Mylo Xyloto –'xylo' as in xylophone, 'to' as in toe," the band said in a statement. "Gradually Mylo's story and universe came together and this ended up providing the backdrop for the album and tour. Now we're proud to announce that early next year the story is going to come out as a six-part comic. We hope you like it. It was fun making it."
Osborne shared a little more insight on who Mylo Xyloto is, calling him "a young Silencer on the front lines of a war against sound and color in the world of Silencia. Mylo discovers that the enemy he's been trained to hate his whole life [and] might not be the enemy after all. There will hopefully be many, many connections for people who have heard the album."
There you have it – a whole new way to listen to and absorb the record!
The first issue is available through San Diego Comic-Con, which runs from July 12 through July 15 at the San Diego Convention Center. A limited supply of the exclusive edition of issue one will also be made available via the band's web store.
The six-part comic will then be released monthly from February 2013. The series will be available to pre-order via the Coldplay webstore soon, as well.
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