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Coldplay comic book to explain 'Mylo Xyloto' origins

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Coldplay are getting into the comic book business. A six-part "Mylo Xyloto" series, the first of which will go on sale at Comic-Con in San Diego this week, will tell the origin story of the Mylo Xyloto character, the band members announced on their website Tuesday.

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The series will be co-written by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mark Osborne ("Kung Fu Panda").

For the band, the project was conceived three years ago. According to the post, "gradually mylo's story and universe came together and this ended up providing the backdrop for the album and tour. .. 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."

The following issues will be available monthly, beginning February 2013. The series will be published by Matt Groening's Bongo Comics Group.

"Mylo Xyloto" is Coldplay's latest studio album, which was released October 2011 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

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