By Steve Morris
We’re in it now, guys. With Heidi away at San Diego Comic-Con, Torsten has cut power to Stately Beat Manor’s security system and Todd’s neutralised the hefty guards. It’s time for us to kick our feet up on her coffee table and delve into all the news and buzz from SDCC as best we can, whilst drinking all her beer and inviting everyone round for a party later.
And everybody knows the best parties start off with Coldplay, right? Bongo Comics certainly seem to believe so, as they’ve announced a six-issue Mylo Xyloto comic book miniseries due next year, based on Coldplay’s album of the same unpronouncable name. Written by the screenwriter for Kung-Fu Panda and The Spongebob Squarepants movie Mark Osborne (and don’t you dare insult those two films in the comments section, they’re GREAT), the series will reveal that Mylo etc-yloto is a young man, on a quest. He is, and I quote:
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.
The series may not be due out till next year, but Bongo have already completely issue #1, which they’ll be selling at SDCC this week in an exclusive edition also available via the band’s website.
Chris Martin has yet to comment on the series, as presumably he’s still busy trying to persuade Warren Ellis to make a comic out of Notes from my Kitchen Table.