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Netflix just made its first acquisition ever — and it’s a comic book enterprise

Netflix Inc., the digital content streaming company that has irked Hollywood by threatening its way of business, is doing something typical of a big studio.

Netflix NFLX, -1.49% is buying a comic-book publisher.

The company said Monday that it is acquiring Millarworld, founded by comic-book legend Mark Millar, the creative force behind a number of stories that were turned into films, including “Kick-Ass,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Logan” and “Captain America: Civil War.”

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Terms were not disclosed, but Netflix said the deal, it’s first-ever acquisition, is a natural progression as the company looks to work more closely with filmmakers and creators.

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