Queen Industries is an electronics manufacturing company  based out of Star City and founded by Robert Queen. Robert and Laura Queen were killed after their plane was sabotaged by Lionel Luthor; later, their son Oliver became CEO to the company.
In 2009, Tess Mercer proposed a merger between LuthorCorp and Queen Industries after finding out that Lex had been spying on her. (Bulletproof) Shortly later, Oliver later announced to the LuthorCorp board that he had bought a controlling interest in LuthorCorp, with Tess' assistance. Before the LuthorCorp board could make a formal response, they were killed by a bomb planted by Winslow Schott. (Requiem)
The state of the acquisition afterwards was unclear : Tess subsequently announced the creation of the Mercer Media Group (Turbulence), but had more recently referred to Oliver as her business partner and asked him to speak to the Queen Industries board. (Echo). Lionel Luthor through Luthorcorp-Queen Industries, Lionel had acquired the company. However since Tess proved that Lionel was a fake, she and Olivers were reinstated as CEOs of LuthorCorp and Queen Industries respectively.
It is revealed that since Lex took back power of LuthorCorp, the merger had ended and Oliver has remained CEO of Queen Industries while separating itself from LuthorCorp, now called LexCorp, leaving Oliver to rebuild Queen Industries while going out and being Green Arrow. He is also building a secret moon base for his team and creating a Watchtower Hub in Star City.
Queen Industries was the only known company to have an active satellite during Dark Thursday. Oliver said that how was a "trade secret".
Oliver used Queen Industries' technology to create extraordinary bows and arrows to fight crime, using his secret identity as the Green Arrow.
Justice League Employees
- Bart Allen - Member of Oliver's team.
- Victor Stone - Member of Oliver's team.
- Arthur Curry - Member of Oliver's team.
- Dinah Lance - Member of Oliver's team.
- Mia Dearden - Member of Oliver's team
- Chloe Sullivan - Member of Oliver's team.
- John Jones - Member of Oliver's team.
- Clark Kent - Member of Oliver's team.
- Pamela Black - Former scientist
- Orlando Block - Former henchman
- Winslow Schott - Former bomb maker and inventor in Research and Development
- Oswald Loomis - Former inventor in Research and Development before joining Intergang
- Jimmy Olsen- Former Employee (dead-impaled by Davis Bloome)
- JL International (Justice)
- Textile Factory (said to be a subsidary) (Echo)
- Artemis Global Consortium (subsidary of JL international) (Justice)
- JL International Satellite
- Queen Industries jet
- Queen Tower
- Headquarters in Star City
- Worldwide locations
- Presumed Star City Towers (former)
- In Justice, one of the satellite companies owned by Queen Industries was called JL International, which for brief periods was the name of the Justice League of America.
- Oliver sent Queens Industries employees Orlando Block and Wagner to kidnap Lex Luthor and find out what he knew about Dark Thursday, and how Lex acquired Zod's abilities. Orlando went against Oliver's orders to not harm him, and tortured Lex extensively.
- Robert Queen, the founder of Queen Industries, was a member of Veritas .
In the Comics
In the early days of Oliver's ownership, Queen Industries made much of its profits from the sale of weapons and munitions. In "Peacemakers", written by Dennis O'Neil, Oliver discovers some of the disastrous impacts that the weapons he is making his money from are having in other countries. As a result, Oliver decides to sell off what is left of the company, giving all of the proceeds to a war relief effort. (This was a widely accepted retelling of the originally story of how Queen lost his remaining fortune to a man named John Deleon). For many years following, Queen Industries was without it's namesake ebullient owner, as Green Arrow traversed the countryside, to discover the true America. During this period, he formed strongly liberal values (in stark contrast to his frequent conservative traveling partner, Green Lantern) which he was never shy about espousing, and which defined and motivated his later career. The strength of his convictions indeed became one of his most indelible characteristics, and was a primary influence in the new treatment of social issues as a valid theme for mainstream superhero comics.
Eventually, Oliver Queen was able to reassert his control of Queen Industries, now divested of it's weapons contracts. He used the income from it to secretly fund his superhero activities. Originally, much of the money was funneled into bankrolling the fledgling Justice League of America. However, this ended when Oliver quit the JLA, having decided that they were only interested in the big battles with the supervillains, and weren't looking out enough for "the little guy." Since then, the income from Queen Industries has gone to charitable donations and to funding his own crime-fighting activities.
It changed hands several times until, recently, it was bought by Isabel Rochev, also known as "The Queen".
In 2011, DC Comics announce that they would be revamping and rebooting the DC Universe, altering and shortening the history and continuity of characters. Green Arrow's apppearance seems to be based on Smallville's version of the character with highlight his new costume.Oliver Queen is now based in Seattle, and using a subsidiary of Queen Industries called Q-Core as a front for his operations as Green Arrow. In addition to masking the research and development of his trick arrows, Q-Core had developed several very successful products like the Q-pad and Q-phone, making Oliver a billionaire mogul.
Other Versions of Queen Industries
- "This electronics manufacturing tycoon received a Business Humanitarian Award from South Korea in 1989 and was honored by 42 other nations prior to his death. Robert Queen." source: http://ezrasmall.com/mission1.htm
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