Netflix has complete its first acquisition after buying comic book publisher Millarworld.
Founded by Mark Millar, the publisher is responsible for characters such as Kick-Ass, Kingsman and Old Man Logan, and this portfolio of character franchises will be brought to life through Netflix films, series and kids shows exclusive to Netflix.
Millarworld will continue to publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label.
“As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel's The Avengers to Millarworld's Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern-day Stan Lee,” explained chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “We can't wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling.”
Millar added: "This is only the third time in history a major comic book company has been purchased at this level. I'm so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans. Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn't have a better home."