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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 comes 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 a an artist's vision of Ralph Byrd in his first turn as the crime-fighter.There is slight fold line wear, several tears and some staining towards the bottom. The top and bottom borders have also been slightly trimmed. These defects could be easily remedied by professional restoration. If you're a fan of the famous comic strip crimefighter, don't let this rare opportunity pass you by. Good.

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