November 4, 1994 |
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.
October 13, 1992 |
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.
January 11, 1994 |
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.
February 6, 1994 |
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.
August 20, 1992 |
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.