Net­flix buys comic book pub­lisher

Char­ac­ters will be­come new films and shows

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Net­flix says it made its first ac­qui­si­tion, comic book pub­lisher Mil­lar­world, with plans to turn its char­ac­ters into new films and shows for the video stream­ing ser­vice.

Mil­lar­world’s graphic nov­els “Kick-Ass,” ”Wanted“and ”Kings­man“have al­ready been turned into movies by ma­jor stu­dios.

Los Gatos, Cal­i­for­nia-based Net­flix didn’t dis­close on Mon­day how much it paid for Mil­lar­world. Net­flix al­ready has made a hefty com­mit­ment to comic­book se­ries with “Dare­devil,” ”Jes­sica Jones“and ”Luke Cage,“among others based on Marvel char­ac­ters.

The stream­ing ser­vice ven­tured out­side the Marvel uni­verse with the re­cently an­nounced se­ries based on ”The Um­brella Acad­emy,“pub­lished by Dark Horse Comics.

Net­flix has been spend­ing heav­ily for orig­i­nal movies and shows in all gen­res, such as “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” to at­tract new view­ers and stand apart from ri­val ser­vices. It re­ported in July that it had more than 100 mil­lion sub­scribers world­wide.

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