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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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Queen Consolidated

Oliver Queen
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Internal politics and the death of the current CEO has left the future of this venerable family brand in doubt—but we’re bullish about the company’s long-term prospects as long as Arrow stays on the air.

strengths
  • The company is still dabbling in weapons, which have great profit margins.
weaknesses
  • Its biggest shareholder spends a lot of company funds on trick arrows.
opportunities
  • Maybe it's time for Oliver Queen to piggyback on the popularity of archers before the last 'Hunger Games' movie comes out.
threats
  • Its biggest shareholder is only mortal, and probably the least liked member of the Justice League.

Company Information

Fortune Comic Grade Index (FCGI) 85.3
Good or Evil Good
Founder Robert Queen
Location Star City
Industry Multinational conglomerate
Publisher DC Comics

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