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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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Weyland-Yutani Corp

Elizabeth Shaw, left and Charlie Holloway.
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Prometheus, Weyland-Yutani’s last project, was a total bust and very confusing to investors. We think it’ll take another few years to revive interest in any of the company’s commercial enterprises.

strengths
  • This is a company led by a senior management team that doesn't take "No" or "That's illegal" for an answer. That's determination.
weaknesses
  • That said, Weyland-Yutani tends to get a caught doing a lot of illegal things.
opportunities
  • All Weyland-Yutani has to do is weaponize the Xenomorph, and we predict markets will be very forgiving of the company's past.
threats
  • Xenomorphs.

Company Information

Fortune Comic Grade Index (FCGI) 74.1
Good or Evil Evil
Founder Charles Bishop Weyland
Location San Francisco
Industry Multinational conglomerate
Publisher Dark Horse Comics

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