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Comic Book Legends Revealed #318

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Splinter of the Mind's Eye, released in 1978, is often thought to be the first "Expanded universe" Star Wars story. However, it was actually beaten to the punch by a story that appeared in the same year Star Wars came out, 1977, in the pages of, of all places, Pizzazz!

Pizzazz was this weird mish-mosh of a magazine. Here's Stan Lee describing it...

It had comic-related content...

but it also had entertainment and sports articles...

And it also had the very first expanded universe Star Wars story!!

Pretty crazy, huh? The story continued through to Pizzazz #9, at which point a second story went from #10-18.

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