Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Coldplay brings "Mylo" to page at Comic-Con

A week after it rocked Charlotte with a brilliant pre-July 4 show, Coldplay announced Tuesday that its "Mylo Xyloto" - the title of the British quartet's latest album - will premier as a comic book character at this week's San Diego Comic-Con International. The six issue series is a collaboration between the band and Oscar nominated writer/director Mark Osborne ("Kung Fu Panda"). Matt Groening's Bongo Comics Group will publish the series. 

The first issue will be available with an exclusive variant cover (previewed above) at Comic-Con, which takes place July 12-15. A panel discussion with some of the series' production team will be held Friday, July 13 followed by an autograph signing. A limited number of the Comic-Con exclusive issue will also be available at's online shop. 

The series will then be released to comic shops and bookstores monthly starting in February 2013. The series will also be available to pre-order at  

"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. Gradually Mylo's story and universe came together and this ended up providing the backdrop for the album and tour," the band said via its website. "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."

Added Osborne: "The comic is the latest expression of a music-driven feature animated film that the band and I started developing several years ago. It is the story of Mylo Xyloto, 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 might not be the enemy after all. There will hopefully be many, many connections for people who have heard the album. I am beyond thrilled with the way it's turned out."