Netflix marks first acquisition with comics publisher Millarworld

The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Netflix Inc. said it has bought comics publisher Millarworld, bringing on board renowned comic book writer Mark Millar and a host of character franchises it can mine for TV shows and movies.

It is the first acquisition by Netflix, the streaming-video pioneer that is building a library of original series and films in a bid to hook new customers around the world.

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