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June 15, 1993
Malibu Comics Entertainment Inc. in Westlake Village said it is launching a new line of original super-hero comic books. Malibu, one of the nation's five largest comic book publishers, said its Ultraverse line is being assembled by a group of veteran writers and artists who have worked on such popular titles as "Superman," "Batman," "The Avengers" and "Green Lantern." The company said it is launching a $1-million national advertising campaign to introduce the Ultraverse comics.
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November 4, 1994 | L. D. STRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marvel Entertainment Group, the behemoth publisher of comic books, said Thursday that it has acquired Malibu Comics Entertainment Inc., the innovative West Coast Wunderkind of the comic book industry, creating an entity that will control 40% of the market. Details of the sale were not disclosed, though Malibu is to continue fully autonomous operations and remain in sole charge of its business ventures, including plans for feature movies, television cartoons and other merchandising.
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BUSINESS
January 11, 1994
Malibu Comics Entertainment Inc., a Westlake Village comic book publisher and video game developer, has sold a minority interest in the company to Worldwide Sports & Entertainment Inc., a Denver animation firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Malibu said the alliance with Worldwide Sports would aid its expansion into interactive compact-disc games, which require sophisticated animation. Malibu currently has CD projects for Sega and Nintendo systems based on Malibu's Ultraverse comic books.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1994 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, Chuck Crisafulli is a free-lance writer based in Los Angeles
For generations, rock 'n' rollers have dreamed of being the Beatles or Stones. But now some of them are trying to out-muscle Batman and Superman. No, Metallica hasn't started wearing capes and Ozzy Osbourne can't leap tall buildings in a single bound, but they've each got the one thing that certifies super-hero status: their own comic book.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1994 | L. D. STRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marvel Entertainment Group, the behemoth publisher of comic books, said Thursday that it has acquired Malibu Comics Entertainment Inc., the innovative West Coast Wunderkind of the comic book industry, creating an entity that will control 40% of the market. Details of the sale were not disclosed, though Malibu is to continue fully autonomous operations and remain in sole charge of its business ventures, including plans for feature movies, television cartoons and other merchandising.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1992 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thanks to some hip new super-heroes with MTV-style wardrobes, Malibu Comics Entertainment Inc. in Westlake Village is turning the comic book industry on its head. Founded in 1986 by comic buff Scott Rosenberg, Malibu had by last year edged its way into the top five comic book publishers nationwide. Then in February, a group of popular young artists who penned such hits as X-Men and Spider-Man for giant Marvel Entertainment Group Inc.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Malibu Comics Selling Minority Stake: The fast-growing comic book publisher said it has sold a piece of the company to Worldwide Sports & Entertainment, a Denver entertainment investment business. Terms were not disclosed. As a result of the deal, Westlake Village-based Malibu is expected to work with Worldwide to develop an animated series based on its "Ultraverse" characters, most likely to be aired in late 1995.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1994 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, Chuck Crisafulli is a free-lance writer based in Los Angeles
For generations, rock 'n' rollers have dreamed of being the Beatles or Stones. But now some of them are trying to out-muscle Batman and Superman. No, Metallica hasn't started wearing capes and Ozzy Osbourne can't leap tall buildings in a single bound, but they've each got the one thing that certifies super-hero status: their own comic book.
BUSINESS
August 20, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Merger Unites Comic Books and Video Games: Comic book publisher Malibu Graphics and video game developer Acme Interactive, both of Westlake Village, have merged to form Malibu Comics Entertainment Inc., the privately held companies announced. The new company has already agreed to provide video game manufacturer Sega of America Inc. with new Sega-Genesis games based on characters from Malibu's "Ex-Mutants" and "Dinosaurs for Hire" comic books.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Malibu Comics Selling Minority Stake: The fast-growing comic book publisher said it has sold a piece of the company to Worldwide Sports & Entertainment, a Denver entertainment investment business. Terms were not disclosed. As a result of the deal, Westlake Village-based Malibu is expected to work with Worldwide to develop an animated series based on its "Ultraverse" characters, most likely to be aired in late 1995.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1994
Malibu Comics Entertainment Inc., a Westlake Village comic book publisher and video game developer, has sold a minority interest in the company to Worldwide Sports & Entertainment Inc., a Denver animation firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Malibu said the alliance with Worldwide Sports would aid its expansion into interactive compact-disc games, which require sophisticated animation. Malibu currently has CD projects for Sega and Nintendo systems based on Malibu's Ultraverse comic books.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1993
Malibu Comics Entertainment Inc. in Westlake Village said it is launching a new line of original super-hero comic books. Malibu, one of the nation's five largest comic book publishers, said its Ultraverse line is being assembled by a group of veteran writers and artists who have worked on such popular titles as "Superman," "Batman," "The Avengers" and "Green Lantern." The company said it is launching a $1-million national advertising campaign to introduce the Ultraverse comics.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1992 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thanks to some hip new super-heroes with MTV-style wardrobes, Malibu Comics Entertainment Inc. in Westlake Village is turning the comic book industry on its head. Founded in 1986 by comic buff Scott Rosenberg, Malibu had by last year edged its way into the top five comic book publishers nationwide. Then in February, a group of popular young artists who penned such hits as X-Men and Spider-Man for giant Marvel Entertainment Group Inc.
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