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.


  1. Steve, the capuchin monkeys would be on you the moment you stepped onto the grounds. There’s no need to sneak in… I’ve been on Watchtower duty for the past… three? four? years, so I’ve got the security clearance.

    No hefty guards… just Callum the groundskeeper (an Australian hippie on his way back from Woodstock) and his soon-to-be replacement, a young Incan (so he says).

    Just remember to bring some crabs for the tree octopi. They like a good puzzle.

    You’re sleeping in the Ditko Room on the Third Floor. Word to the wise… don’t go to bed drunk. The Dr. Strange mural on the ceiling will give you the heebie-jeebie DTs! Stow your stuff and have Callum introduce you to the monkeys. DON’T FEED THEM or else they’ll expect food every time they meet you, and if you don’t give them any, they’ll ransack your room.