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Crestwood Publications

Crestwood Publications known as Feature Publications, was a magazine publisher that published comic books from the 1940s through the 1960s. Its title Prize Comics contained what is considered the first ongoing horror comic-book feature, Dick Briefer's "Frankenstein". Crestwood is best known for its Prize Group imprint, published in the late 1940s to mid-1950s through packagers Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, who created such prominent titles as the horror comic Black Magic, the creator-owned superhero satire Fighting American, the first romance comic title, Young Romance. For much of its history, Crestwood's publishers were Mike Bleier. In the 1940s the company's general manager was Maurice Rosenfeld, in the 1950s the general manager was M. R. Reese. In the mid-1950s, the company office manager was Nevin Fidler. In addition to Simon and Kirby, notable Crestwood/Prize contributors included Leonard Starr, Mort Meskin, Joe Maneely, John Severin, Will Elder, Carmine Infantino, Bruno Premiani, Dick Ayers, George Klein, Jack Abel, Ed Winiarski, Dick Briefer.

In 1940, Crestwood's Prize Publications established as a producer of pulp magazines, jumped onto the superhero bandwagon with the new title Prize Comics. The first issue featured the non-superpowered, costumed crime fighter K the Unknown, whose name was changed to the Black Owl in issue #2, April, 1940). In Prize Comics #7, writer-artist Dick Briefer introduced the eight-page feature "New Adventures of Frankenstein", an updated version of 19th-century novelist Mary Shelley's much-adapted Frankenstein monster. Considered by comics historians including Don Markstein as "America's first ongoing comic book series to fall squarely within the horror genre", the feature, set in New York City circa 1930, starred a guttural, rampaging creature dubbed "Frankenstein". Launched with a cover date of September 1947, the Prize Group title Young Romance signaled its distinction from traditional superhero and genre comics with a cover banner stating the series was "designed for the more adult readers of comics".

Told from a first person perspective, underlining its claim to be recounting "true" stories, the title was an instant success, "bec Jack and Joe's biggest hit in years" and selling "millions of copies" and a staggering 92% of its print run. Crestwood increased the print run by the third issue to triple the initial numbers, well as upgrade the title from bimonthly to monthly through issues #13–72. Within a year-and-a-half, Simon & Kirby were launching companion titles for Crestwood to capitalize on the success of this new genre; the first issue of Young Love sold well with "indistinguishable" content from its parent-title. Further spin-off titles Young Brides and In Love followed from Crestwood/Prize, were produced by the Simon & Kirby stable of artists and writers; the long-running horror/suspense title Black Magic debuted in 1950. According to Jack Kirby, the idea for Spider-Man originated with him and Simon, who developed a character called The Silver Spider for Black Magic, subsequently not used.

In 1954, a Crestwood/Prize salesman urged Kirby and Simon to launch their own comics company, Mainline Publications, while the duo continued to produce work for Crestwood under contract. When the duo rearranged and republished artwork from an old Crestwood story in the Mainline title In Love, Crestwood refused to pay Simon and Kirby. After reviewing Crestwood's finances, Simon & Kirby's attorney's stated that the company owed them $130,000 over the past seven years. Crestwood paid them $10,000 in addition to their recent delayed payments. Crestwood gave up publishing comics in 1963, selling off its remaining romance comics to publisher DC Comics, it continued to publish humor magazines, such as Sick, up until 1968. Airmale American Eagle Atomic Man Black Owl Blue Streak Bulldog Denny Captain Gallant Dr. Dekkar, Master of Monsters Dr. Frost The Futureman & Jupiter Green Lama Junior Rangers Master Magician Power Nelson Ted O'Neil Yank & Doodle Crestwood/Prize characters at International Superheroes

Uppland Runic Inscription 705

This runestone, designated as U 705 in the Rundata catalog, is located at Mobacka in Uppland, Sweden. This runestone was depicted by Johan Hadorph during the 17th century; the stone disappeared, but was recovered in 1926 when it was discovered that it had been used as a miller's stone. Many runestones were used as building materials for buildings, roads and other uses before their historic significance was understood; the runestone is signed by the runemaster Balle, active in Sweden in the second half of the 11th century. It is classified as being carved in runestone style Pr3 known as the Urnes style; this runestone style is characterized by slim and stylized animals that are interwoven into tight patterns. The animal heads are seen in profile with slender almond-shaped eyes and upwardly curled appendages on the noses and the necks. A transliteration of the runic inscription into roman letters is: * * þair * litu * ain *

One A Day

One A Day is a product family of multivitamins produced by the Bayer corporation. Introduced in 1940, One A Day was developed by Miles Laboratories. Bayer markets fifteen products in the One A Day line, listed below: Cholesterol Plus Energy Energy Advantage2O Essential Maximum Men's Health Men's 50+ Advantage Teen Advantage VitaCraves Gummies Women's Women's2O Women's 50+ Advantage Women's Active Metabolism Women's Active Mind & Body Women's PrenatalBayer had heavily marketed a "WeightSmart" brand, but this was discontinued after the United States Federal Trade Commission recovered $3.2 million from Bayer, alleging that Bayer had falsely claimed that the product led to weight loss. One-A-Day Women's multivitamin was tested by ConsumerLab.com in their Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review of 38 of the leading multivitamin/multimineral products sold in the U. S. and Canada. This product passed ConsumerLab's test, which included testing of selected index elements, their ability to disintegrate in solution per United States Pharmacopeia guidelines, lead contamination threshold set in California Proposition 65, meeting U.

S. Food and Drug Administration labeling requirements. One-A-Day homepage FTC ruling regarding WeightSmart