Comic-Con 2012 will kick off tomorrow, and with it, the debut of — yes — a Coldplay comic book.
The six-part miniseries, called Mylo Xyloto, was conceived by the band along with Academy Award-nominated director Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda). The story behind the series — which is also the story behind Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto album — will be unveiled during a panel at the Con on Friday (the panel will comprise members of the comic-book production team … not members of the band).
The first issue will be available at Comic-Con, with the remaining five to begin publication in February 2013; these will reportedly lead up to a feature film (probably not going to be as highly anticipated as The Dark Knight Rises but who knows).
The band published the following statement about the comic book on their site:
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.