Oscorp

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Oscorp is a business that features in Marvel Comics.

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History

Osborn Chemical Company in The Spectacular Spider-Man v1 #146.

Donald Menken was present with the police following a break-in at Osborn Manufacturing and informed the authorities that the upper management were concerned about these attacks. He later briefed Harry Osborn that the attacks were all in properties that the late Norman Osborn had a hand in building. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #239)

An employee working for Oscorp later came to steal one of its prototype robotic suits and ran amok until he was defeated by Spider-Man. (Amazing Spider-Man: Going Big v1 #1)

In the aftermath, Oscorp came under the control of newly established company Alchemax. (Superior Spider-Man v1 #19)

Overview

Employees

  • Norman Osborn :
  • Mendel Stromm :
  • Charles Standish : former Senior Vice-President.
  • Donald Menken : (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #239)
  • Nels van Adder :
  • Arthur Stacy : former Chief of Security who was the brother of George Stacy.

Notes

  • Osborn Industries was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko where it made its first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man v1 #37 (June, 1966).

Alternate Versions

  • In Savage She-Hulk v2 (2009), an alternate version of Oscorp was shown to reside on a world designated as Earth-8009. On this planet, there was mass proliferation of superpowers given to people by the Origin Corporation leading to its devastation by the 23rd century. By this time, remnants of mankind were divided on gender lines with the women forming the United Sisterhood Republic based at the city of Milago who were at odds with the primitive tribes of men. This era had both tribes reproduce through artificial means via cradles that could form organs and produce sterile offspring with the technology being seemingly created by Oscorp.
  • In Edge of Spider-Verse v1 #5 (2014), an alternate version of Oscorp was shown to inhabit Earth-14512 with it rising to prominence due to its pioneering work in the field of psycho-genetics.
  • In Spider-Verse v2 (2015), the world of Spider-Gwen had its incarnation of the company known as Ozcorp.
  • In Spider-Gwen v2 (2016), Oscorp was shown to exist on Earth-65 with Dr. Curt Connors working them for a time.
  • In Edge of Spider-Geddon v1 #2 (2018), a version of Oscorp was shown to exist on the world designated as Earth-14512. They were responsible for the development and refinement of the SP//dr Suit used by Peni Parker and developing the VEN#M Suit that was powered by the Sym Engine.
  • In Edge of Spider-Geddon v1 #4 (2018), an alternate world was shown that inhabited the Multiverse where it was revealed that Oscorp ruled that particular Earth. Under the control of Norman Osborn, they discovered a Cosmic Cube but it was damaged thus affecting its ability to alter reality but served as a window into parallel worlds. Osborn sought to use it as a means of gaining access into the Multiverse.

In other media

Television

  • In Spider-Man, Oscorp made a number of appearances across the animated series. In "The Spider-Slayer", it's shown that Kingpin blackmailed Norman Osborn by threatening to take his company if he did not succeed in the elimination of Spider-Man. To achieve that end, Osborn hired Spencer Smythe to create the Spider-Slayer with Oscorp resources. Osborn noted that in this the Kingpin won regardless as either Spider-Man was destroyed or Norman lost Oscorp to Fisk.
  • In Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, Oscorp made a number of appearances in the animated series. In the episode "Law of the Jungle", it was shown that following Norman Osborn's death that his son Harry Osborn had a controlling share in the company and was able to arrange for Oscorp to bring about a number of things such as offering jobs.
  • In Spectacular Spider-Man, Oscorp made a number of appearances in the 2008 animated series with its company slogan being 'Advancing the Future'. Adrian Toomes's partner convinced him to bring his high tech flight suit to Oscorp where Noran Osborn rejected it and announced his own version a short time later.
  • In Spider-Man, Oscorp appeared in the 2017 animated television series where it was owned by Norman Osborn. With the company's resources, Norman Osborn established the Osborn Academy for Geniuses that operated as a rival school to Horizon High. After gathering a number of powered people, Norman had them form a super-team which he called the Osborn Commandos with himself as their leader and he dispatched them to combat the Jackal's machinations.

Film

  • In Spider-Man, Oscorp appeared in the 2002 live-action film where it was run by Norman Osborn, the father of Harry Osborn. His partner, Dr. Stromm was one of its main scientists. A U.S. Army officer, General Slocum, planned to cancel a contract with Oscorp for Human Performance Enhancers. After the death of Norman Osborn, Harry takes command of Oscorp.
  • In Spider-Man 2, Oscorp appeared in the setting of the live-action film sequel with it still being under the control of Harry Osborn. Harry Osborn headed its Special Projects that was making breakthroughs in fusion technology with it possessing the precious material Tritium. It funded Dr. Otto Octavius's research in fusion reaction and provided the Tritium needed for the experiment.
  • In The Amazing Spider-Man, Oscorp Industries appeared in the setting of the live-action film where it was shown as being a powerful but corrupt scientific corporation headed by Norman Osborn. Osborn used the company's vast resources in various attempts to find a cure for his terminal disease. Among the staff of the company included business executive Rajit Ratha who oversaw the project for Osborn's cure with this headed by scientists Dr. Curt Connors and Richard Parker. They were involved in a study of Cross-Species genetics with an attempt to infuse animal traits into humans. One of their products was the light-weight BioCable that was engineered from the genetically enhanced Araneus Oscorpeus spiders with it possessing an unparalleled tensile strength with a large potential for industrial applications. This saw the development of the Biocable Lab that bred genetically engineered spiders in an attempt to successfully create a Cross-Species organism. After seeing the dangerous applications of his research, Richard Parker destroyed much of his findings and went on the run with him eventually being killed forcing Oscorp to begin anew. Dr. Curt Connors attempted to replicate the process with him transforming himself into a Cross-Species organism known as the Lizard. He intended to spread the virus through the Ganali Device at the Oscorp building that would have mutated the inhabitants of the city into Cross-Species.
  • In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Oscorp Industries appeared in the setting of the live-action film sequel with it being considered a two hundred billion dollar company. It was shown to be running Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane and performed illegal and inhumane scientific experiments on the mental patients from the asylum with these headed by Dr. Kafka. Many of the company's experiments and developments were stored at their Special Projects division. Oscorp Industries had also developed its own artificial intelligence to manage its corporate headquarters with this being known as K.A.R.I. Among their creations were genetically engineered electric eels stored in tanks that generated electricity for power requirements. It was a leader in genetic research when Norman Osborn made a deal with a foreign military organization to continue funding the Cross-Species project for use as biological weapons. Richard Parker had refused to take part in this and destroyed the archives after Osborn had falsified records against Richard in an attempt to take the research data. In the wake of the Lizard incident, investor confidence in Oscorp plummeted with the company being forced to destroy its animal hybrid program due to intense public scrutiny. After Osborn's death, ownership of the company fell to his son Harry Osborn who returned to America to take charge though secretly the corporation was under the control of Donald Menken and the Board of Directors who sought to oust Harry.

Video games

  • In Spider-Man, the OsCorp appeared in the video game adaptation of the Sam Raimi movie. Its head was Norman Osborn and one of its chief scientists was Dr. Stromm. They were involved a military contract where they intended to produce human performance enhancers but faced tough competition from Quest Labs. Losing the contract would have meant that the company would collapse in the aftermath. After discovering Spider-Man, Osborn had OsCorp resources deployed in the form of Spider-Slayers to capture the masked web slinger in order to use his abilities to perfect the formula.
  • In The Amazing Spider-Man, Oscorp Industries featured in the story setting of the video game tie-in to the live-action film. Alistair Smythe was shown as being a research scientist working at Oscorp who specialised in robotics work with him creating a line of machines known as the S-Bots. Among their products shown was the OsPhone that was a newly developed product of the company.
  • In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Oscorp Industries appeared in the setting of the video-game tie-in to the live-action film. Shocker and his gang struck Oscorp in order to steal advanced equipment for the gang war erupting in the city. Donald Menken had Oscorp men take the captured Carnage Killer to Ravencroft where he used Cletus as part of an experiment.
  • In Marvel Heroes, Oscorp was referenced in the setting of the MMORPG video game.
  • In Spider-Man Unlimited, Oscorp featured as part of the setting in the iOS video game.
  • In Marvel: Contest of Champion, Oscorp appeared as a setting in the video game.

Appearances

  • Amazing Spider-Man v1:
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Going Big v1:

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