Netflix makes 1st acquisition: comic book maker Millarworld

This Monday, July 17, 2017, photo shows the Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Netflix says it made its first acquisition Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, buying the comic book publisher Millarworld. Millarworld’s graphic novels “Kick-Ass,” “Wanted” and “Kingsman” were all turned into movies, and Netflix plans to create more films and shows featuring Millarworld characters for its video streaming service. Netflix did not say how much it paid for Millarworld. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 did not disclose on Monday how much it paid for Millarworld.

Netflix has been spending heavily for original movies and shows, such as “House of Cards” and “Orange Is The New Black,” to attract new viewers and stand apart from rival services.

Netflix reported in July that it had more than 100 million subscribers worldwide.

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