Fiction House

Fiction House
FictionHouse house ad.jpg
House ad for "The Big 6 of the Comics!" advises, "Look for the Bull's-Eye..... Fiction House Magazines".
StatusDefunct, 1955
Founded1921
FoundersJohn B. Kelly and John W. Glenister
Headquarters locationNew York City
Key peopleThurman T. Scott
Publication typesComic books
Pulp magazines
Fiction genresAviation, detective, jungle, sports, Western, science fiction
ImprintsReal Adventures Publishing Company
Love Romances Publishing

Fiction House was an American publisher of pulp magazines and comic books that existed from the 1920s to the 1950s. It was founded by John B. "Jack" Kelly and John W. Glenister.[1] By the late 1930s, the publisher was Thurman T. Scott. Its comics division was best known for its pinup-style good girl art, as epitomized by the company's most popular character, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.

Leadership and location

The company's original location was 461 Eighth Avenue in New York City.[1] At the end of 1929, a New York Times article referred to John B. Kelly as "head" of Fiction House, Inc., and a new location of 271 Madison Avenue.[2]

In late 1932, John W. Glenister was president of Fiction House and his son-in-law, Thurman T. Scott, was secretary of the corporation.[3] By the end of the 1930s Scott had risen to the title of publisher.[4]

In January 1950, the Manhattan-based company signed a lease for office space at 130 W. 42nd Street.[5]

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