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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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Roxxon Energy Corporation

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The world’s largest conglomerate on Marvel’s Earth-616, Roxxon has been around for over 40 years. It’s a global leader in energy and nefarious corporate schemes, but just over-the-top enough to not be mistaken for an actual, real-life company.

  • Former CEOs have really pushed back on regulation, and built an energy monopoly.
  • A lot of the former CEOs are in jail.
  • Maybe renewable energy sourc—who are we kidding? Drill baby, drill!
  • Pretty much the entire Marvel universe.

Company Information

Fortune Comic Grade Index (FCGI) 81.2
Good or Evil Evil
Founder Hugh Jones
Location New York City
Industry Energy company
Publisher Marvel

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