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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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Veidt Enterprises

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Increased demand for Nolstagia aside, we think Veidt is primed for a resurgence following news of a HBO miniseries that would feature the namesake CEO. But just who will watch the Watchmen?

  • This is a company that is run by a CEO who is literally "the smartest man in the world."
  • The company has spent an inordinate amount of liquidity to create a giant tentacle monster.
  • Veidt could really flood the market for interactive, collectable figurines—think Disney Infinity but with Rorschach.
  • Ancient Egypt called and it wants its interior design back.

Company Information

Fortune Comic Grade Index (FCGI) 77.2
Good or Evil Evil
Founder Adrian Veidt
Location New York City
Industry Multinational conglomerate
Publisher DC Comics

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