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    Netflix acquires Mark Millar's comics publishing house

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    "Mark Millar is a well-known name in the world of comics, which is why today's announcement is such a big deal. Netflix has revealed that it's acquired Millarworld, Millar's comic book empire, and will be creating original movies and TV shows from the content. It's Netflix's first acquisition."
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    I have no clue what Mark Millar is.. Barry, any thoughts?
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    I do not like nor read the comics of today. They are “drawn” on computers, leaving individual artistry from pencils, inks and colors behind. The lowq paying writers are no longer the best and, sadly, they base theiur characters on1980’s Daredevil (by Frank Miller) and the Watchmen. The stories are darker and far more violent the characters less heroic.
    As newsstands have faded away for all magazines, so has circulation for comics pummeled. The actual comic books are probably not profitable for Disney (Marvel) and DC (Time Warner) to keep. However, the licensing, book reprints, and movies bring in billions. So it is the “afterlife” that matters.
    Mark Millar, when he worked for Marvel created concepts that the movies adapted. “The Ultimates” is a series of comic that reboots the Marvel Universe from almost scratch. (It ran concurrently with the regular universe.) It was very successful in updating and reintroducing characters. So much of it is used in the current Marvel Movies. Millar’s work on “Civil War” was also the basis of the last, incredibly successful, Marvel Movie.
    In general, comic book companies to not attract or keep great creative talent because the financial rewards are very limited. For example, they creators cannot, usually, get any ownership of the characters they create.
    Millar was one of the few that started his own company and was able to sell “Kick-Ass” (about a young teen age female super-hero) and Kingsmen.
    This apparently showed Netflix that this guy can produce movies for them. It is also probably better for Netflix to own these characters rather then to license them. For example, the Daredevil series will probably revert back to Disney in a few years.
    Millar now gets a huge lump sum and guaranteed income for a long time coming. There are only about 1,000,000 other creators who would have liked this deal.


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    Thanks for the details. This is very interesting. Does make sense for Netflix to buy Mark Millar comics publishing house..

    I will have to review the above comic for "ahem" story line..

    P.S. Man, I wish I had some talent at drawing.. Oh well..
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    Millar was hired because he wrote comics like screenplay.
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    The first one likely sits behind the counter in a brown paper wrapper.

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