The Conglomerate (comics)
The Conglomerate is a fictional DC Comics superhero team. They first appeared in Justice League Quarterly #1 (Winter 1990).
The Conglomerate is a corporate sponsored superhero team, created by Claire Montgomery as competition for the Justice League International, which is led by her ex-husband, Maxwell Lord. Companies providing sponsorship to the new team included American Steel, Dante Foods, Dupree Chemical, Ferris Aircraft, LexCorp, Ovel Oil, Pax Entertainment, Stagg Enterprises, S.T.A.R. Labs.
The Conglomerate has had three incarnations, the first led by Booster Gold, and including Praxis, Maxi-Man, Echo, Vapor (Carole Donahue), Reverb (Vibe's brother), and Gypsy. This team initially is hostile towards the JLI (Booster had recently quit the group over his perceived lack of respect from his peers), but the two groups gradually become more friendly. Eventually, the members of this version of the Conglomerate drift away. Booster Gold parts ways with the team during an attack upon New York by Despero. Claire does not want the team to go, as they will only get in the way. Gold, who figures he has enough experience with the League, leaves on his own.