The book features six installments and will be available by next February, according to a report in the NME and elsewhere. A rather flat Osborne is quoted as saying the comic is the "latest expression of a music-driven feature animated film that the band and I started developing several years ago" which doesn’t augur well for action-packed adventure crammed onto riveting pages, but we’ll see.
Apparently there’s a character named Mylo Xyloto (naturally) who is 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."
OK, so that carries the promise of some intrigue. Coldplay has also waded into the descriptive waters, saying, "Three years ago we had an idea with our friend Mark Osborne about a character called Mylo Xyloto.
“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."
The NME adds that the comic will be launched at the San Diego Comic-Con International which kicks off tomorrow and promises to serve as a magnet for every misfit and knuckle-dragger on the planet. We kid! We kid! It’s actually a way-cool event (or so we’re told).
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