Looking glass
The first edition of The Glasgow Looking Glass, an 'illustrated newspaper', was published around 11th June 1825, though its first comic strip (History of a Coat) did not appear until the fourth issue (the title was published fortnightly by one John Watson). The Glasgow Looking Glass is therefore yet another strong contender for the title of the world's first regularly published comic magazine. With issue #6, the title was changed to The Northern Looking Glass, as it expanded its range to cover items of interest from outside Glasgow. Its principal strip illustrator, from issue #10, was William Heath, whose first strip contribution was Life of a Soldier. The title ended with issue #17 in April 1926, though Heath subsequently revived it (with no reference to the previous publication and no involvement from John Watson) as The Looking Glass on 1st January 1830.

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