Although never distributed extensively on the newsstands, the comic books published by the company reached millions of boys and girls in Catholic schools.
Founded by George A. Pflaum in 1942 the company continued trading until 1972.
Beginning with Topix Comics (Nov.1942) featured stories on Pope Pius XII, Catholic saints, and biblical stories. Its success in the Catholic schools prompted Pflaum to begin publishing Treasure Chest Comics (March 1946).
Treasure Chest was issued only during the school year, yet its format of wholesome adventure stories with continuing characters, combined with moral dramas and religious vignettes, kept it popular with adults and children for over sixteen years.