Oscorp

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Oscorp
In-story information
Type of businessCorporation
Owner(s)Norman Osborn (former)
Employee(s)Mendel Stromm, Harry Osborn(former), Maxwell Dillon (former)
 
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Oscorp
In-story information
Type of businessCorporation
Owner(s)Norman Osborn (former)
Employee(s)Mendel Stromm, Harry Osborn(former), Maxwell Dillon (former)

Oscorp, also known as Oscorp Industries, is a fictional multi-billion dollar multinational corporation owned and run by scientist and businessman Harry Osborn after his father, Norman Osborn's death. According to Forbes 25 companies, it had an estimated sales of $3.1 billion, ranking it at number 23.[1][2]

History[edit]

Origins[edit]

The corporation based out of the Oscorp Tower in New York. It was created and run by its CEO Norman Osborn. Norman studied chemistry and electrical engineering in college. He also took a number of courses in business administration. Norman Osborn's teacher, Professor Mendel Stromm, formed the business partnership. Since Norman put up the bulk of the financing, they called their company the Osborn Corporation, or Oscorp.

Secret Studies[edit]

Dr. Nels Van Adder, a research assistant, helped Dr. Stromm at Oscorp developed a performance enhancing formula which would later be known as the “Goblin Formula”. Later on this proved to be another failure for Oscorp as Norman Osborn died which left his son Harry to run the company. Since then there hasn't been one update on any projects that could help man-kind. But there have been rumors that there still are experiments going on in the locked up basement of Oscorp to date. While Harry Osborn hasn't been seen in months, there has been speculation that he could have been an Oscorp guinea pig and that he had been killed. There also have been rumors that Spider-Man has been linked into the problems somehow given that he has strange super human powers.

Mendel Stromm[edit]

Mendel Stromm's early research was on a chemical that would provide enhanced strength in its test subjects and would eventually turn Osborn into the Green Goblin. Osborn, wanting the formula for himself, discovered that Stromm had been embezzling funds from Oscorp. Stromm explained that he was merely borrowing but Osborn turned him over to the police. After several years in prison, Stromm was released and tried to kill Osborn for revenge using evil robots. He was stopped by Spider-Man and seemingly died of a heart attack when he was nearly shot.[3]

Alchemax[edit]

The company was created after Jay Allan's company "Allan Chemical" was merged with her son's Normie Osborn's stocks from Oscorp and the last remaining properties of Horizon Labs after its destruction, establishing it under the new name of "Alchemax".[4]

It was later revealed that Norman Osborn, under the guise of "Mason Banks," created the corporation in order to leave a strong empire for his grandson and establish an empire for the Osborn legacy. Their headquarters, Oscorp Tower, was the former headquarters of Oscorp.[5]

By 2099 Alchemax would eventually control most aspects of daily life in a possible future.

Fictional staff members[edit]

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Former[edit]

Other versions[edit]

Ultimate Marvel[edit]

In the Ultimate Marvel universe, Oscorp is much the same as in the Earth-616 version. Company owned and operated by Norman Osborn. Developed the Oz serum and the spiders who gave Peter Parker,[8] and later Miles Morales,[9] spider-powers.

After an incident in which Osborn injected himself with Oz serum, a big portion of the main building was left in ruins, and numerous scientist died [10] Osborn Industries had been mentioned to still produce technologies.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Noer and David M. Ewalt (2007). "In Pictures: The 25 Largest Fictional Companies: #23 Oscorp". Forbes. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Noer, Michael (2011-03-11). "The 25 Largest Fictional Companies". Forbes. 
  3. ^ The Amazing Spider-Man #37 (1966)
  4. ^ Superior Spider-Man # 19 (June, 2013)
  5. ^ Superior Spider-Man # 31 (December, 2013)
  6. ^ Avengers Vol 3 #0 (August, 1999)
  7. ^ The Amazing Spider-Man #572
  8. ^ Ultimate Spider-Man # 1
  9. ^ Ultimate Comics Spider-Man # 1
  10. ^ Ultimate Spider-Man # 4
  11. ^ Ultimate Comics Ultimates # 26
  12. ^ "How Spider-Man Was Almost In ‘The Avengers,’ Sort Of". Latino Review. June 11, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2013.