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Rock band Coldplay and Bongo Comics have teamed up to tell the story of Mylo Xyloto, the title character from their fifth studio album that was released last October. While the six-issue series doesn’t officially come out until next February, Bongo will have the first issue available at Comic-Con International this week with a variant cover.
The story of Mylo Xyloto was conceived and written by Coldplay alongside Academy Award-nominated writer and director Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie). The band posted on their website:
3 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’s going to come out as a 6-part comic. and to kick things off mark’s going to be holding a panel at comic con in san diego this week. so if you’re there you can ask him ‘who’s major minus?’ and ‘what the hell’s the hypnofeed all about?’ we hope you like it. it was fun making it.
Check out the cover after the jump.