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A larger, if not clearer image Of The Spider's Web original daybill.What has always seemed odd to me was that a serial was given a'' Suitable only for adults'' censorship rating . I don't believe I have ever seen a serial given a ''Not suitable for children'' rating , let alone a ''Suitable only for adults'' one.Note the ''For general exhibition'' rating on the 1939 Australian newspaper advertisement.Was it perhaps possible the original rating that appears on the daybill was printed in error? With the either late 1940's or early 1950's re-issue poster was it also possible the re-issue rating was copied from the original daybill, then noticing the error the rating was blacked out on all the copies they had to distrbute?
I don't have any images for Republic serials but here is a 1930s Universal one adapted from a King Features Newspaper comic strip. It was also a comic book in Australia in the 40s and 50s called Sergeant Pat of the Radio Patrol.On the Flash Gordon title, as far as I am aware the name change to Speed Gordon was due to censorship over the word Flash being linked to the word (and activity) flasher. I once had an Australian herald for it and that had the normal title.