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Netflix buys comic book publisher

Netflix Inc. bought Millarworld, a comic book publishing company founded by Mark Millar, in its first-ever acquisition.

As part of the deal, the streaming giant will work with Millar to use Millarworld's portfolio of character franchises for films, series and kids' shows that will be available exclusively to Netflix members globally.

Millar has created characters and stories such as Kick-Ass, Kingsman and Old Man Logan.

Millarworld will also continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label, the company said Aug. 7.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.