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    Dick Tracy (Republic, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Episode 1 - "The Spider Strikes." Republic Studios produced some of the best serials during the genre's heyday. This 15 chapter Republic programmer stars Ralph Byrd as the granite jawed detective, who battles a master criminal called the Spider. Posters for this title are exceedingly rare and seldom come to market. This poster represents Chapter 1 entitled, "The Spider Strikes" and features entirely different art than the other fourteen chapters. Chester Gould's own rendering of his famed detective is featured on the poster as well as an artist's vision of Ralph Byrd in his first turn as the crime-fighter. The poster had fold wear with crossfold separations, a tear in the top and the bottom border, 3/4 of an inch replaced on the top and bottom borders, and a small piece missing on the bottom horizontal fold. All this has been professionally and beautifully restored, and the poster placed on linen. If you're a fan of the famous comic strip crimefighter, don't let this rare opportunity pass you by. Very Good/Fine on Linen.

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