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Netflix buys comic book publisher run by 'modern-day Stan Lee'


(Reuters) - U.S. video streaming company Netflix Inc said on Monday it bought comic book publisher Millarworld, home to titles such as "Kick-Ass" and "Kingsman," in its first ever acquisition.Millarworld, run by Scottish writer Mark Millar with his wife Lucy, will give Netflix a host of character franchises with which to develop films, TV series and children's shows.Millarworld has developed three of its franchises - "Wanted," "Kick-Ass" and "Kingsman" - into films that have garnered nearly $1 billion in the global box office.The deal comes as Netflix spends billions of dollars on content to ...

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First Published: Mon, August 07 2017. 19:36 IST