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The first comic weekly paper in the United States is published in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1860, zoomable image
01/01/1848
John Donkey began publication in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the first comic weekly periodical in the nation. It ran to sixteen pages, costs six cents, and was edited by Thomas Dunn English and George C. Foster. Its last issue was in October, nine months later. (John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 456.

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