|First appearance||Spider-Man 2099 #1 |
|Created by||Peter David|
|Type of business||Conglomerate|
|Base(s)||New York City|
Alchemax is a fictional corporation appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The company is usually depicted as part of the 2099 universe. There is also a version of Alchemax that exists on Earth-616.
Fictional company history
Alchemax is a megacorporation operating in the year 2099. It creates products for virtually every consumer need, has entered into endeavors normally deemed non-profit, 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. Their 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 (Doctor Octopus' 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 defeated Goblin King and unmasked him to be Norman Osborn, it was revealed that Norman Osborn (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 competed 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" started, both companies lost 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) was 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 succeeded in creating several clones of Laura Kinney, though the girls did not manifest her mutation. When the clones Bellona, Gabby, and Zelda escaped and began assassinating Alchemax personnel they requested her aid in stopping them. Despite Chandler's assurances to the contrary, it soon became apparent that Alchemax was not as innocent in the conflict as they claimed. Laura and her "sisters" were soon attacked by Alchemax Genetics' head of security Captain Mooney who attempted to kill the girls. When X-23 and Wasp were able to destroy the nanites that were inside the Sisters, it triggered a signal that led Alchemax Genetics' security team to one of Hank Pym's labs where Zelda was killed in the process. Before dying from her wounds after X-23 subdued Captain Mooney, Zelda told X-23 to put an end to the experiments of Alchemax Genetics' experiments.
This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (June 2014)
- Avatarr - The second leader of Alchemax.
- Miguel O'Hara - A scientist in the R&D Department who is the third leader of Alchemax.
- Halloween Jack/Jordan Boone - An Alchemax scientist.
- Paul Phillip-Ravage - Head of Alchemax's anti-pollution arm called Eco Corporation.
- Tyler Stone - Leader of Alchemax who was the head of the R&D Department. He was apparently killed when undersea invaders melted the polar ice caps. He later turned up alive and began to assist Spider-Man 2099 by sending him to 2013-2015 to watch over Alchemax. Then he also assisted Spider-Man 2099 and the other multiversal Spider-Men to find a weakness on the Inheritors.
- Liz Allan - The leader of Alchemax.
- Normie Osborn - Son of Harry & Liz, Grandson of Norman Osborn.
- Tiberius Stone - The former CEO of Valistone who has worked with Kingpin, Tinkerer, and the Goblin Nation. He is revealed to be the father of Tyler Stone.
- Mason Banks - An Alchemax executive who was actually Norman Osborn in disguise.
- Miguel O'Hara - When trapped in the present, Spider-Man 2099 took on the alias of Michael O'Mara and became Tiberius Stone's assistant in order to keep an eye on him.
- Mark Raxton - The former Molten Man who works as a member of Alchemax's security force.
- Mac Gargan - An "outside consultant" hired by Tiberius Stone as a private bodyguard and to commit more unscrupulous actions while off the record.
- Robert Chandler - The Director of Alchemax Genetics who was involved with the project to clone X-23, though his exact position in the company is unknown. His son was targeted for assassination by the escaped clones.
- Captain Mooney - Chandler's chief of security at Alchemax Genetics.
Secret Wars (2015)
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.
In other media
- A billboard for Alchemax was seen in the Ultimate Spider-Man episode "The Spider-Verse" Pt. 1. It was among the billboards seen when Spider-Man arrived in Spider-Man 2099's universe.
- Alchemax appears in the Spider-Man episode "Cloak and Dagger." This version is a science firm where Tiberius Stone (voiced by Jonathan Freeman) is the CEO. At the time when Doctor Octopus in Peter Parker's body re-enrolls at Midtown High School, he meets Anna Maria Marconi who ropes him in to her sponsorship proposal to Alchemax. When Tiberius Stone and his security robots meet with Anna Maria and "Peter," their sponsorship proposal meeting is crashed by Cloak and Dagger who recapped to Tiberius that they are Subjects 338 and 339 of Alchemax's experiments. "Peter" becomes Superior Spider-Man to fight them while mentioning his knowledge that Alchemax experiments on the innocence for their corporate gain. This caused Anna Maria to withdraw the sponsorship proposal to Alchemax as she flees the fight.
- Alchemax appears in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This version is run by Olivia Octavius and employed/funded by Kingpin. The company helps develop the Super Collider that opens up the multiverse as part of Kingpin's plot to find alternate versions of Vanessa Fisk and Richard Fisk that are still alive.
- Alchemax's police force, the Public Eye Patrol, appear as major antagonists, while other employees such as scientists are allies in the 2099 segments of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.
- Both present-day and future versions of Alchemax appears in Spider-Man: Edge of Time. Alchemax scientist Walker Sloan (voiced by Val Kilmer) alters history so that he establishes Alchemax in the 1970s, allowing the company to control the future of New York. Spider-Man, however, manages to defeat Sloan, merging him with his minions. However, over the course of the game, Spider-Man discovers that the CEO of Alchemax and the true antagonist of the game is in fact his future self, Peter Parker 2099. Apparently, Peter becomes CEO after the deaths of Mary Jane Watson and Aunt May cause him to devote himself wholeheartedly to his career at Alchemax. Thanks to an anti-aging drug developed by the company, Peter is able to live for decades, with his appearance ultimately being that of a healthy middle-aged man. Through Sloan, he then planned to use the Time Gateway to go back in time and erase all of his past mistakes and recreate the world in his image. Spider-Man 2099 battles Peter in a spider-like mech suit while Spider-Man battles Sloan (who is now merged with Anti-Venom and Otto Octavius into a monster). After both Spider-Men push Sloan and the CEO through the Gateway and destroy it, the time storm ends, presumably killing the future Peter Parker while presumably splitting Walker Sloan, Anti-Venom, and Doctor Octopus back into their original selves.
- Alchemax from 2099 appears in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2.
- In the mobile version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the Queens Medical Center offers help to addicts of Rapture, a drug manufactured by Alchemax.
- Alchemax appears in Marvel’s Spider-Man. One of the company's chemical plants in Manhattan is raided by Tombstone's gang for ingredients needed to create a new drug. Spider-Man manages to intercept the gang and defeat them.
- Spider-Man 2099 #1. Marvel Comics.
- Ravage 2099 #1 (1992). Marvel Comics.
- 2099: Manifest Destiny 1998. Marvel Comics.
- The Superior Spider-Man #17. Marvel Comics.
- The Superior Spider-Man #19. Marvel Comics.
- Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #5. Marvel Comics.
- The Superior Spider-Man #31. Marvel Comics.
- Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 #16. Marvel Comics.
- Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #1. Marvel Comics.
- Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #3. Marvel Comics.
- All-New Wolverine #2. Marvel Comics.
- All-New Wolverine #5. Marvel Comics.
- Secret Wars 2099 #1. Marvel Comics.
- Secret Wars 2099 #4. Marvel Comics.
- Timestorm 2009/2099 #1-4 (2009). Marvel Comics.
- "Cloak and Dagger". Spider-Man. Season 2. Episode 43. October 6, 2019. Disney XD.
- "Symbiote Surprise". IGN Database. Retrieved 24 January 2018.