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In a move with potentially huge ramifications for content development, subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) leader Netflix has acquired Millarworld, the comic book publishing powerhouse founded by Mark Millar.

NETFLIX LogoResponsible for characters like Kick-Ass, Kingsman and Old Man Logan, Millarworld's portfolio of character franchises will be brought to life through films, series and kids' shows available exclusively to Netflix members globally. Millarworld will also continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label.

The acquisition is the first of its kind by Netflix. “As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel's the Avengers to Millarworld's Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern-day Stan Lee,” explained chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “We can't wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling.”

Millar added: "This is only the third time in history a major comic book company has been purchased at this level. I'm so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans. Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn't have a better home."