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Someone put some thought into this article, how many songs can you count?

 

http://multiversitycomics.com/news/coldplay-and-bongo-comics-to-release-mylo-xyloto-comic/

 

Coldplay and Bongo Comics To Release Mylo Xyloto Comic

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Don’t panic! This news may send a shiver down your spine, and while we don’t want to cause you any trouble this Wednesday morning, we’ve got some news for you. Our spies on the internet have spotted, as reported on the Guardian, that Coldplay and Bongo Comics will be releasing a comic based on their latest album, Mylo Xyloto, a comic sure to send sparks through the industry as it parachutes down from the comic heavens at high speed with an emblazoned “MYLO XYLOTO” logo in yellow at the top. Let it never be said that we never change in the comic industry, as most people know Bongo as Matt Groening’s imprint for Simpsons comics and funny books, and yet – since life is for living – the company is now expanding its line in conjunction with the ever shifting world of comics we live in. Looks like everything’s not lost.

 

Written by Mark Osborne and featuring Alejandro Fuentes on art, the comic tells the story of young Mylo, a “Silencer” who clocks in to a war fought in the daylight and whose attacks are surely not just a whisper. As explained in the news post from the Guardian, Mylo (who may or may not have green eyes, as the image is a bit dark) is fighting in a war “against sound and colour”, which seems to be a curious form of politik in this place which could end up resembling Amsterdam. While there is no news on the real “villain” of the book, one can assume that if sound and colour is the enemy then perhaps a scientist playing God could be involved, doing anything he can to not put a smile upon your face. While overall details are a bit scarce, the book does sound like a fast-paced action book that is sure to be a rush of blood to the head, although don’t let that be a warning sign for you.

 

Comics from musicians are scarce, yet one often can’t help but wonder “what if” in terms of an album being turned into a visual concept instead of something being delivered at the speed of sound (we actually did a whole series of articles about it once). The last “major musician” comic was from Fall Out Boy (“Fall Out Toy Works” from Image Comics), which had a very low reception despite all the talk around it, and it seems that X&Y just didn’t match up for the band and their collaborators as the book was swallowed in the sea of other books available. While one could guess that this may be the hardest part, it’ll be interesting to see how the book is taken back to square one while Martin and Osborne suss out the twisted logic contained within the white shadows of the album and try to pull out a message from Mylo Xyloto, which is inherently not a concept album. Just don’t go into this comic expecting it to fix you in any way.

 

The first issue of the comic telling the story of violent life in technicolor is set to debut this week at San Diego Comic Con, with assuredly more than 42 copies available (although remaining ones may get lost in the cemeteries of London by Violet Hill eventually for Death and all his friends to have due to poor viva la vida-ing). However, if you are one of the lucky folks who can say, “Yes, I got a copy of this comic,” then hold onto it and do your best not to just sell it on eBay to lovers in Japan, because while they may reign in love this first issue will be the only issue of the six-issue miniseries to come out until February of next year, at which point Dylan Haggerty will take over the strawberry swing of a writers seat to co-write the rest of the book.

 

All of this information aside, some people may be cynical about a Coldplay comic book, which is understandable. This news may cause quite a few waterfalls based on the teardrops it will certainly cause, and while the very concept may cause a headache that hurts like Heaven let us remember that comics are not some exclusive paradise. This is not an “us against the world” medium, and as much as I’m sure many will want to see this book go up in flames, it is notable that for every comic with genre staples like Charlie Brown, UFOs and princesses of China, there is still room for growth. There is both a major and a minus to the idea of bands attempting to bring their music to a visual medium, so you might as well say “up with the birds” and don’t let this announcement break your heart. Either way, it’ll probably be just about as good as “Before Watchmen”, if not better.

 

And that, my friends, is more shtick than you can shake a stick at.

 

 

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Someone put some thought into this article, how many songs can you count?

 

http://multiversitycomics.com/news/coldplay-and-bongo-comics-to-release-mylo-xyloto-comic/

 

Coldplay and Bongo Comics To Release Mylo Xyloto Comic

 

 

 

Don’t panic! This news may send a shiver down your spine, and while we don’t want to cause you any trouble this Wednesday morning, we’ve got some news for you. Our spies on the internet have spotted, as reported on the Guardian, that Coldplay and Bongo Comics will be releasing a comic based on their latest album, Mylo Xyloto, a comic sure to send sparks through the industry as it parachutes down from the comic heavens at high speed with an emblazoned “MYLO XYLOTO” logo in yellow at the top. Let it never be said that we never change in the comic industry, as most people know Bongo as Matt Groening’s imprint for Simpsons comics and funny books, and yet – since life is for living – the company is now expanding its line in conjunction with the ever shifting world of comics we live in. Looks like everything’s not lost.

 

Written by Mark Osborne and featuring Alejandro Fuentes on art, the comic tells the story of young Mylo, a “Silencer” who clocks in to a war fought in the daylight and whose attacks are surely not just a whisper. As explained in the news post from the Guardian, Mylo (who may or may not have green eyes, as the image is a bit dark) is fighting in a war “against sound and colour”, which seems to be a curious form of politik in this place which could end up resembling Amsterdam. While there is no news on the real “villain” of the book, one can assume that if sound and colour is the enemy then perhaps a scientist playing God could be involved, doing anything he can to not put a smile upon your face. While overall details are a bit scarce, the book does sound like a fast-paced action book that is sure to be a rush of blood to the head, although don’t let that be a warning sign for you.

 

Comics from musicians are scarce, yet one often can’t help but wonder “what if” in terms of an album being turned into a visual concept instead of something being delivered at the speed of sound (we actually did a whole series of articles about it once). The last “major musician” comic was from Fall Out Boy (“Fall Out Toy Works” from Image Comics), which had a very low reception despite all the talk around it, and it seems that X&Y just didn’t match up for the band and their collaborators as the book was swallowed in the sea of other books available. While one could guess that this may be the hardest part, it’ll be interesting to see how the book is taken back to square one while Martin and Osborne suss out the twisted logic contained within the white shadows of the album and try to pull out a message from Mylo Xyloto, which is inherently not a concept album. Just don’t go into this comic expecting it to fix you in any way.

 

The first issue of the comic telling the story of violent life in technicolor is set to debut this week at San Diego Comic Con, with assuredly more than 42 copies available (although remaining ones may get lost in the cemeteries of London by Violet Hill eventually for Death and all his friends to have due to poor viva la vida-ing). However, if you are one of the lucky folks who can say, “Yes, I got a copy of this comic,” then hold onto it and do your best not to just sell it on eBay to lovers in Japan, because while they may reign in love this first issue will be the only issue of the six-issue miniseries to come out until February of next year, at which point Dylan Haggerty will take over the strawberry swing of a writers seat to co-write the rest of the book.

 

All of this information aside, some people may be cynical about a Coldplay comic book, which is understandable. This news may cause quite a few waterfalls based on the teardrops it will certainly cause, and while the very concept may cause a headache that hurts like Heaven let us remember that comics are not some exclusive paradise. This is not an “us against the world” medium, and as much as I’m sure many will want to see this book go up in flames, it is notable that for every comic with genre staples like Charlie Brown, UFOs and princesses of China, there is still room for growth. There is both a major and a minus to the idea of bands attempting to bring their music to a visual medium, so you might as well say “up with the birds” and don’t let this announcement break your heart. Either way, it’ll probably be just about as good as “Before Watchmen”, if not better.

 

And that, my friends, is more shtick than you can shake a stick at.

 

 

Wow, that's a lot, let's see:

Don't Panic, Shiver, Trouble, Spies, Mylo Xyloto, Parachutes, High Speed, Yellow, We Never Change, Life Is For Living, Everything's Not Lost, Clocks, Daylight, A Whisper, Green Eyes, Politik, Amstedam, The Scientist, God Put A Smile Upon Your Face, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, Warning Sign, For You (although I think this one wasn't intentional), What If, Speed Of Sound, "Major" (Minus?), Low, Talk, X&Y, Swallowed In The Sea, The Hardest Part, Square One, Twisted Logic, White Shadows, Fix You, Life In Technicolor, 42, Lost!, Cemeteries Of London, Violet Hill, Death And All His Friends, Viva La Vida, Yes, Lovers In Japan, Reign Of Love, Strawberry Swing, (Every Teardrop Is A) Waterfall, Hurts Like Heaven, Paradise, Us Against The World, Up In Flames, Charlie Brown, UFO, Princess Of China, Major Minus, Up With The Birds, Don't Let It Break Your Heart.

 

uff, I'm tired now :lol:

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