Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' becomes a comic book
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Remember when Coldplay's "Mylo Xyloto" album came out and singer Chris Martin said the title was just made-up words? Well, there's a story behind that album title now -- an elaborate one.
"Mylo Xyloto" is now the main character in a series of comic books that will make its debut this weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The series, written by Mark Osborne of "Kung Fu Panda" and "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie" fame, will be told in six parts wrapping up next year. It's being published by Matt Groening's Bongo Comics Group.
It seems the hits "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" and "Princess of China" are all connected to the story, which was being developed at the same time as the album, with input from Coldplay. The band says the comic story inspired the album and the tour's staging.
The series centers around Xyloto, whom Osborne says is "a young Silencer on the front lines of a war against sound and color in the world of Silencia," adding that "Mylo discovers that the enemy he's been trained to hate his whole life might not be the enemy after all."
It sounds much more complicated than "para, para, paradise" would suggest, so it'll be interesting to see how "The Great War of Colors" and the various "hypnofeeds" all turn out. "We hope you like it," the band said in a statement. "It was fun making it."