Netflix Acquires Comic-book producer Millarworld


Netflix upped its content game today by acquiring comic-book producer Millarworld.

Netflix said the acquisition is “a natural progression in the company’s effort to work directly with prolific and skilled creators and to acquire intellectual property and ownership of stories featuring compelling characters and timeless, interwoven fictional worlds.”

Three Millarworld titles—“Wanted,” “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman”—have already been adapted into movies that together have grossed nearly $1 billion in ticket sales.

Surprising at least to me, this is Netflix’s first acquisition in its 20-year history.