Netflix acquires comic-book publisher Millarworld in effort to bolster superhero programming

In a bid to expand its superhero credentials, Netflix has made its first acquisition, comic-book company Millarworld, with the intention of adapting characters from the publisher’s titles into movies, series and kids’ shows that will be available only to Netflix subscribers. The Los Gatos, Calif.-based Netflix didn’t disclose Monday how much it paid for Millarworld, which…