'Mylo Xyloto' reaches comic form

Coldplay are set to release a new six part comic book series based on their 'Mylo Xyloto' album.

A globally successful release, Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' enshrined the band's place as commercial big hitters. Attracting countless million fans, the album is now set to be turned into a six part comic book.

News was announced on the band's official website, with Coldplay teaming up with Academy Award-nominated writer and director Mark Osborne to brainstorm the project.

Set to be published through Matt Groening's celebrated Bongo Comics Group, the project will be unveiled at this week's San Diego Comic-Con International. If you can't make it, then you can find an image from the comic o'er yonder...

A quick statement from Coldplay: "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 Osbourne 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 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."

The six part series will launch in February 2013. For more information visit Coldplay's official website.

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