During the 1920's and 1930's Fiction House produced pulp magazines under imprints such as Real Adventures Publishing Co and Glen-Kel. Late in 1930's Fiction House's owner, Thurman T. Scott, decided to move the company into comic books. The comic market was on the way up and sales of pulp magazines were declining.

In association with Eisner & Iger who were 'packagers', producing comic books on demand issue, #1 of Jumbo Comics was published in September 1938. This would prove, to be at least in the short term, a shrewd business move by Thurman Scott.

In the first issue and making her American debut was 'Sheena, Queen of the Jungle' a character that Will Eisner and S.M. 'Jerry' Iger had previously created for a British magazine titled Wags. The leggy and scantily clad Sheena would became a mainstay of the company's stable. She also would set the tone of many of the subsequent titles which would feature 'Good Girl Art'.

With Jumbo's popularity Fiction House would then publish such titles as: Jungle Comics, Wings Comics, Firehair and Eisner's The Spirit. It would now be a major comic book producer for the next 15 years.


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