So I resisted the temptation to ask our Grand Dictator about this, but am I the only one who thought about trying to sneak Star Wars in here because the first issue of the Marvel series went on sale in April of 1977 while the movie debuted in May so technically the comic came first (even though the comic was an adaptation of the movie not the other way around) because of the vagaries of the way comics were distributed in the 70s?
I fully expected someone to try it. And no, I wouldn't have allowed it.
Cei-U! Suggests you hold that thought for next year!
Hmmm...I didn't think of that because, although the comic appeared before the film, the novelization appeared a good while before that. So, if you're gonna go down that path, Star Wars still wouldn't qualify because it was a novel first. Not a comic.
Of course, it was a movie first really, it's just that the movie wasn't the first thing to see the light of day.