News and culture through the lens of Southern California.
Hosted by A Martínez
Airs Weekdays 9 to 10 a.m.

Are Netflix comics the beginning of a new cinematic universe?




The streaming company Netflix is getting into the publishing business with The Magic Order
The streaming company Netflix is getting into the publishing business with The Magic Order
Netflix

Listen to story

04:54
Download this story 5.0MB

A lot of Angelenos spend their weekends watching Netflix. But soon they could be reading it.  The streaming company that got everyone addicted to binge watching is getting into comic book publishing. 

Its first title, "The Magic Order," is by Mark Millar, best known for the "Kingsman" and "Kick-Ass" comics that were later turned into movies.

"I would not be surprised if this is the beginning of a cinematic universe," said Timothy J. Seppala. He wrote about the new Netflix comic book franchise for the tech site Engadget.com. 

"With Disney and Marvel pulling its content off of Netflix," Seppala said, "it's cheaper for Netflix to test run a series of comic books than to jump straight into TV show production."

Click on the blue media play above to hear the full interview