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Mylo Xyloto is aColdplay album that came out last year.

Coldplay are a popular British beat combo much admired by the bobbysocks and poodle skirt set (See, I'm hep, I'm happening! I'm down with the kids!)

It's also the name of their new six part comic book series (Currently available for pre-order on their website), but which will be released through comic shops too.





When you're a band, your primary visual medium is the music video, so what better way to preview the title, than to release an animated video over one of the songs from the album.



The comic (written by Mark Osborne, who also directed the video) is described as "The Mylo Xyloto comic series reveals the story of Mylo Xyloto - a young Silencer on the front lines of a war against sound and color in the world of Silencia - which provided the backdrop to Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto album and tour."

I like the tune, and the use of motion comics is rather fun.

Date: 2012-10-13 10:19 am (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
I vaguely remember hearing about this a while back and I saw the vid, which was nice.
After Umbrella Acadamy I certainly wouldn't begrudge any band(member) a dalliance in the comicbook medium, but the pitch doesn't inspire much confidence.

Date: 2012-10-13 12:31 pm (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
The only similarity I can see are those helmets, which look kind of similar to those of the Quarian race in Mass Effects. And it's not like opaque face plates are something original to Mass Effect.

In agreement about the video, that's really nice use of colour.

Date: 2012-10-13 03:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
I thought the same thing on initial glance, but then I've played a lot of ME2. (The noseless people with the big eyes also reminded me a bit of salarians, but then salarians were designed to be deliberately similar to the Greys, which makes me wonder why it's not been established in canon (AFAIK) that reports of Grey alien abductions were in fact covert salarian experiments pre-first contact.)

Date: 2012-10-13 06:05 pm (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Hmm. Salarians are the covert ops specialists in Mass Effect and they have history of genetic engineering.

Hey Mordin, what do you know about probes?
Edited Date: 2012-10-13 06:06 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-13 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Do you know want to know what REALLY happened at Roswell?

Do you sleep with your window open?

Be seeing you.

Date: 2012-10-14 01:36 am (UTC)
cainofdreaming: b/w (Default)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
I do sleep with the window open, actually. How did you know?

Wait, who's that outs

Date: 2012-10-14 03:52 pm (UTC)
kenwyn89: Luke Skywalker (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenwyn89
If that is a Patrick McGoohan Prisoner be seeing you, you get the internet no-prize!
Edited Date: 2012-10-14 03:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-14 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Might be a reference, but I was referring to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJK_oB6Wm8U (starts at about 09:00)

Date: 2012-10-13 12:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkblade
After Tom Morello's (of Rage Against the Machine) Orchid I'm back to being suspicious of musicians and comics.

Although the download songs that came with it were pretty good.

Date: 2012-10-15 06:21 pm (UTC)
green_hellfish_of_doom: Ludovica from skydoll (Default)
From: [personal profile] green_hellfish_of_doom
To his credit Gerard Way tried to break into comics and Cartoon Network first...
They can always do like Alice Cooper did, hire a actually good writer.

Date: 2012-10-15 06:32 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
Really, that just makes me like and respect the guy more: "Don't want me? Ok, cool, I'll just become the frontman of a mega-succesful band and I'll be back. Kay, thanks, bye~"

Date: 2012-10-15 07:26 pm (UTC)
green_hellfish_of_doom: Ludovica from skydoll (Default)
From: [personal profile] green_hellfish_of_doom
I know right!? :D And this a perfect example of not keeping ones eggs in one basket XD I wished I could do the same though XD but dual careers can be hard XD

Date: 2012-10-13 09:30 pm (UTC)
pyrrhocorax: A yellow salamander consort wearing robes, the Secret Wizard, smiles at you (secret wizard)
From: [personal profile] pyrrhocorax
I liked the 2d/3d animation style, it always looks a bit flat but here it worked because comics ARE flat.

Date: 2012-10-14 04:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
So wait... these guys actually listened to Linkara when he said Music in comics doesn't really work cause comics are a visual medium and not a listening medium?

Color me impressed.

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