Coldplay comics on the way

Bongo Comics to launch six issues based on band?s popular Mylo Xyloto album.
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Coldplay will tell the story of their number one Mylo Xylogo record via a series of comic books.

The six-part comic series debuted at San Diego’s Comic-Con International this week. It has been written by Coldplay and Kung Fu Panda writer Mark Osborne. 

The Mylo Xyloto comics will be published by Bongo Comics Group, which is owned by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening.

A statement from the band on Coldplay.com read: “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. 

“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."

Mark Osborne added: "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 colour 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."

The first comic is available at Comic-Con, while the full series will arrive in February 2013. It’s available to pre-order via the Colplay.com web store.

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