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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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Pym Technologies

Hope Van Dyne, the Yellowjacket suit, and Hank Pym.
Photograph by Zade Rosenthal — Marvel/Disney

Pym Technologies had quite a turnaround year with last summer’s Ant Man, which proved that there’s always interest in a tech firm willing to invest a lot of money in MacGuffins.

  • Like ants, Pym Technologies can lift up to 5,000 times its market value.
  • Not confident about the commercial viability of ant-talking technology.
  • Pym particles are gluten free, and offer the consumer the ability to shrink sizes, so we see huge upside in retail.
  • Emo kids with magnifying glasses.

Company Information

Fortune Comic Grade Index (FCGI) 84.8
Good or Evil Good
Founder Hank Pym
Location San Francisco
Industry Multinational conglomerate
Publisher Marvel

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