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Netflix Makes Its First Acquisition With Comic-Book Publisher

  • Millarworld is publisher behind ‘Kingsman’ and ‘Old Man Logan’
  • Companies to produce films based on comic-book characters
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Netflix Inc. announced its first-ever acquisition, snapping up a comic-book publisher and pushing a strategy that has also been popular with major Hollywood studios for years: Superheroes.

Netflix agreed to buy Millarworld, the publisher behind characters and stories like “Kingsman” and “Old Man Logan,” for an undisclosed amount, the company said Monday in a statement.