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Cartoon from 27 November 1901 issue of Judy
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Judy: or, The London Serio-Comic Journal was a British satirical humour magazine published from 1867 until 1907. The name “Judy” alluded to the Punch and Judy puppet show, and was chosen in direct reference to the magazine’s more established rival Punch, founded in 1841.[1]

In its 14 August 1867 issue Judy introduced Ally SloperCartoon character created by Charles Ross, the first continuing comic-strip hero., a character created by the magazine’s then editor Charles Ross. Ally Sloper became the first continuing comic-strip hero, and went on to become the first comic strip character to get its own regular weekly magazine, Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday, the first issue of which was published on 3 May 1884.[2]