|First appearance||Spider-Man 2099 #1 |
|Created by||Peter David|
|Type of business||Conglomerate|
|Base(s)||New York City|
Alchemax is a fictional megacorporation appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Originally depicted as a prominent feature of the Marvel 2099 alternate future universe, it has since been introduced into the present day comics taking place on Earth-616.
The Earth-928 version of Alchemax first appeared in Spider-Man 2099 #1 and was created by Peter David and Rick Leonardi.
The Earth-616 version of Alchemax first appeared in The Superior Spider-Man #19 and was created by Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman.
Alchemax is a megacorporation operating in the year 2099. It creates products for virtually every consumer need, has entered into endeavors normally deemed nonprofit, and even manufactured an entire city to be maintained exclusively by the corporation. Alchemax has divisions affecting nearly every level of consumer need, society, and government. Its products range from consumer products to military weaponry and private space travel. Alchemax owns and operates a privatized Police Department Public Eye.
Alchemax is also behind another police force called the Eco Corporation.
The company, later headed by Miguel O'Hara, becomes a guiding force for rebuilding Earth after multiple cataclysms.
In the Earth-616 reality, Alchemax started out as Allan Company, which was owned by Liz Allan. The Allan Company became Alchemax when it merged with Normie Osborn's stocks from Oscorp and the last remaining properties of Horizon Labs after its destruction.
Lightmaster assembles a more traditional lineup of the Masters of Evil when he and the Wrecking Crew run afoul of the Superior Spider-Man (Otto Octavius's mind in Spider-Man's body) and his Superior Six while attacking Alchemax in order to steal its technology during a plot to blackmail New York City for money.
When Spider-Man defeats Goblin King and unmasks him as Norman Osborn, the latter reveals that he (under the guise of "Mason Banks") created Alchemax in order to leave a strong empire for his grandson and establish an empire for the Osborn legacy.
Alchemax later competes with Parker Industries for a contract to build a new supervillain prison. In order for Alchemax to win the contract, Mark Raxton and Tiberius Stone enlist Ghost to help sabotage Parker Industries. In the end, when the "All-New, All-Different Marvel" starts, both companies lose that contract to Regent's Empire Unlimited, with the company also being behind Ryker's Island being renamed as the Cellar.
Alchemax (alongside Hammer Industries and Roxxon) is mentioned in a conversation between Spider-Man and Human Torch to have once tried to bid on the renovated Baxter Building only to be outbid by Parker Industries.
Alchemax has a division called Alchemax Genetics that is under the leadership of Robert Chandler. Alchemax Genetics later succeeds in creating several clones of Laura Kinney, though the girls did not manifest her mutation. When the clones Bellona, Gabby, and Zelda escape and begin assassinating Alchemax personnel, they requested her aid in stopping them. Despite Chandler's assurances to the contrary, it soon becomes apparent that Alchemax is not as innocent in the conflict as they claim. Laura and her "sisters" are soon attacked by Alchemax Genetics' head of security, Captain Mooney, who attempts to kill the girls. When X-23 and Wasp are able to destroy the nanites inside the sisters, it triggers a signal that leads Alchemax Genetics' security team to one of Hank Pym's labs where Zelda is killed in the process. Before dying from her wounds after X-23 subdues Captain Mooney, Zelda tells X-23 to put an end to the experiments of Alchemax Genetics.
Tiberius Stone, representing Alchemax, is seen in a secretive meeting at the Universal Bank with Sebastian Shaw of Shaw Industries, Wilson Fisk of Fisk Industries, Dario Agger of Roxxon Energy Corporation, Darren Cross of Cross Technological Enterprises, Zeke Stane of Stane International, Shingen Harada of the Yashida Corporation, Frr'dox of Shi'ar Solutions Consolidated, and Wilhelmina Kensington of Kilgore Arms. The purpose was to confront Agger over his "discourtesies" with the Ten Realms of Asgard. Exterminatrix of the Midas Corporation shows up and knocks out Agger while claiming that she is the new member of their group.
During the "Secret Wars" storyline, Alchemax is located in the Battleworld domain of 2099 which is based from the remnants of Earth-23291. Alchemax was founded by Tyler Stone who later became handicapped and handed the company over to Miguel Stone. In addition, Tyler Stone had recreated 2099's version of the Avengers to work for Alchemax.
In the Timestorm 2009–2099 miniseries, Alchemax's high command is seen severely altering the timeline. This causes many alterations for the 2099 timeline such as Tyler Stone's son being genetically different from birth.
The Earth-616 incarnation of Alchemax appears in the Marvel's Spider-Man episode "Cloak and Dagger". This version is a science firm run by CEO Tiberius Stone, who experimented on Cloak and Dagger and gave them their powers.
An Ultimate Marvel-inspired incarnation of Alchemax appears in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This version is run by Dr. Olivia Octavius and funded by the Kingpin, who orders the company to create the Super-Collider to find living alternate reality versions of his family Vanessa and Richard Fisk within the multiverse. After several Spider-People are brought into his dimension, the Kingpin attempts to stop them, only to be defeated by Spider-Man.