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Fortune’s 27 Most Fantastical Comic Book Businesses

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We used a state-of-the-art 1999 eMachines PC running Windows Me to assign totally arbitrary rankings to fictional businesses from comic books based on the following criteria: probable market value, sentimental value, popularity and the hunches of several Fortune staffers. The result is the highly unscientific Fortune Comic Grade Index (FCGI), the industry standard in ranking fake companies. The only qualifiers are all businesses must appear in a comic book (even if they originated in film) and exist in present day in some form.

Salutations, mortals! Whether it's a multinational conglomerate or a multinational pharmaceutical corporation, big business has always been both friend and foe to popular comic book characters. For the first time ever, Fortune ranks the 27 most fantastical comic book businesses using the Fortune Comic Grade Index. Read on to see who made it—and who didn't.

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Cyberdyne Systems

The Terminator, left, Miles Dyson and Sarah Connor.
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It doesn’t matter how many robots are sent back to how many timelines, one thing is for certain: Cyberdyne will create SkyNet, and somehow there will even be DraftKings ads on that too.

  • One of the best robotics and A.I. manufacturers in all of fiction.
  • It always creates the one thing that wipes out humanity.
  • Create a Terminator that teaches James Cameron how to love.
  • Terrible movie sequels.

Company Information

Fortune Comic Grade Index (FCGI) 39.6
Good or Evil Evil
Founder Some nerd
Location Sunnyvale
Industry Robotics
Publisher Dark Horse Comics

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