Indiana Jones Timeline

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Apart from Star Wars, Indiana Jones is by far the most beloved and successful franchise created by George Lucas. The films cemented Harrison Ford’s career, and the franchise has gone on to produce a television show and multiple novels and comics. This is the Indiana Jones timeline.

What’s on the Indiana Jones Timeline?

The problem (or maybe the strength) of Indiana Jones is the fact that each story told in that universe is very episodic, with each story standing alone most of the time. There are several levels of canonicity in the Indiana Jones franchise, and we’ve included all of them here:

  • The Films: These are the highest level of canon, and supersede all other stories. If there are contradictions with other stories, the films take precedence.
  • Young Indiana Jones: This television show is next on the priority list. While it’s not quite at the same level as the films, it still supersedes all other stories.
  • Licensed material: This includes games, books, and comics. These stories are not really considered canon, but where there are no contradictions with the films and the show, they could be enjoyed in chronological order. That is why we’ve included them as part of this timeline.

While this is the timeline as it currently stands, Lucasfilm has already “reset” the canon of Star Wars, and it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that they would do so again with Indiana Jones. If that were the case, you could probably disregard the licensed material, but there are some good stories in there, so feel free to enjoy them!

Where to Start?

I would, of course, recommend starting with the original films in order of release (even though Temple of Doom is supposed to take place first). Then I would look into the show and licensed stories.

#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateTimeNotes
1Young Indiana Jones: My First AdventureTV EpisodeJim O'Brien, Michael Schultz2000-07-101908
2Young Indiana Jones: Passion for LifeTV EpisodeRene Manzor, Carl Schultz2000-09-181908
3Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of CupidTV EpisodeBille August, Mike Newell2000-09-191908
4Young Indiana Jones: Travels with FatherTV EpisodeMichael Schultz, Deepa Mehta2007-10-231910
5Young Indiana Jones: Journey of RadianceTV EpisodeGavin Millar, Deepa Mehta2000-07-111910
6Young Indiana Jones and the Instruments of ChaosGameCharles Wiltgen1994-01-011910
7Young Indiana Jones and the Titanic AdventureJunior NovelLes Martin1993-09-211912
8Young Indiana Jones and the Pirates' LootJunior NovelJ.N. Fox1994-11-011912
9Young Indiana Jones and the Lost Gold of DurangoJunior NovelMegan Stine, H. William Stine1993-10-191912
10Young Indiana Jones and the Plantation TreasureJunior NovelWilliam McCay1990-07-011913
11Young Indiana Jones and the Tomb of TerrorJunior NovelLes Martin1990-07-011913
12Young Indiana Jones and the Princess of PerilJunior NovelLes Martin1991-04-301913
13Young Indiana Jones and the Ghostly RidersJunior NovelWilliam McCay1991-06-111913
14Young Indiana Jones and the Circle of DeathJunior NovelWilliam McCay1990-07-071913
15Young Indiana Jones and the Journey to the UnderworldJunior NovelMegan Stine1994-05-241914
16Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Ruby CrossJunior NovelWilliam McCay1991-04-301914
17Young Indiana Jones and the Gypsy RevengeJunior NovelLes Martin1991-04-301914
18Young Indiana Jones and the Secret CityJunior NovelLes Martin1990-06-231914
19Young Indiana Jones and the Mountain of FireJunior NovelWilliam McCay1994-09-131914
20Young Indiana Jones and the Face of the DragonJunior NovelWilliam McCay1994-05-101914
21Young Indiana Jones and the Eye of the TigerJunior NovelWilliam McCay1995-05-101914
22Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break AdventureTV EpisodeJoe Johnston, Michael Schultz1999-10-171916
23Young Indiana Jones: Love's Sweet SongTV EpisodeGillies Mackinnon, Carl Schultz2000-07-121916
24Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of HellTV EpisodeSimon Wincer1999-10-241916
25Young Indiana Jones: Demons of DeceptionTV EpisodeRene Manzor, Nicolas Roeg1999-10-311916
26Young Indiana Jones: Phantom Train of DoomTV EpisodePeter Macdonald1999-10-241916
27Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of LifeTV EpisodeSimon Wincer1999-11-141916
28Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the HawkmenTV EpisodeBen Burtt1995-10-081917
29Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret ServiceTV EpisodeVic Armstrong, Simon Wincer1999-11-211917
30Young Indiana Jones: Espionage EscapadesTV EpisodeTerry Jones, Robert Young2000-07-131917
31Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the DesertTV EpisodeSimon Wincer1999-11-211917
32Young Indiana Jones: Tales of InnocenceTV EpisodeBille August, Michael Schultz1999-07-141918
33Young Indiana Jones: Masks of EvilTV EpisodeMike Newell, Dick Maas1999-11-281918
34Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's EyeTV EpisodeCarl Schultz1999-10-261919
35Young Indiana Jones: Winds of ChangeTV EpisodeDavid Hare, Michael Schultz2000-09-201919
36Young Indiana Jones: Mystery of the BluesTV EpisodeCarl Schultz1999-10-271920
37Young Indiana Jones: The Scandal of 1920TV EpisodeSyd Macartney1999-10-211920
38Young Indiana Jones: Hollywood FolliesTV EpisodeMichael Schultz1999-10-261920
39Indiana Jones and the Peril at DelphiNovelRob MacGregor1991-01-011922
40Indiana Jones and the Dance of the GiantsNovelRob MacGregor1991-05-011925
41Indiana Jones and the Seven VeilsNovelRob MacGregor1991-11-011926
42Indiana Jones and the Genesis DelugeNovelRob MacGregor1992-01-011926
43Indiana Jones and the Unicorn's LegacyNovelRob MacGregor1992-08-011928
44Indiana Jones and the Interior WorldNovelRob MacGregor1992-11-011929
45Indiana Jones and the Sky PiratesNovelMartin Caidin1993-11-011930
46Indiana Jones and the White WitchNovelMartin Caidin1994-03-011930
47Indiana Jones Adventures: Volume 1Graphic NovelPhilip Gelatt2008-06-251930
48Indiana Jones Adventures: Volume 2: Curse of the Invincible RubyGraphic NovelMark Evanier2009-09-161931
49Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's StoneNovelMax McCoy1995-04-011933
50Indiana Jones and the Curse of Horror IslandJunior NovelR. L. Stine1984-05-121933
51Indiana Jones and the Giants of the Silver TowerJunior NovelR. L. Stine1984-08-011933
52Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur EggsNovelMax McCoy1996-02-011933
53Indiana Jones and the Hollow EarthNovelMax McCoy1997-02-031934
54Indiana Jones and the Cult of the Mummy's CryptJunior NovelR. L. Stine1985-01-121934
55Indiana Jones and the Secret of the SphinxNovelMax McCoy1999-02-021934
Indiana Jones and his Desktop AdventuresGameHal Barwood1996-01-011934
57Indiana Jones and the Cup of the VampireJunior NovelAndrew Helfer1984-09-121935
58Indiana Jones and the Emperor's TombGameBrad Santos2003-02-171935
59Indiana Jones and the Shrine of the Sea DevilGraphic NovelGary Gianni1992-10-011935
60Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomFilmSteven Spielberg1984-05-231935Prequel to Raiders, despite coming out second.
61Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (novel)NovelJames Kahn1984-06-011935
62Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (comic)Graphic NovelDavid Michelinie1984-09-011935
63Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (game)GamePeter Lipson1985-08-011935
64Indiana Jones and the Legion of DeathJunior NovelRichard Wenk 1984-12-011936
65Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the GodsGraphic NovelRob Williams2008-07-011936
66Raiders of the Lost ArkFilmSteven Spielberg1981-06-121936
67Raiders of the Lost Ark (novel)NovelCampbell Black1981-04-011936
68Raiders of the Lost Ark (comic)Graphic NovelWalter Simonson1981-09-011936
69Raiders of the Lost Ark (game)Game1981-06-121936
70The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones, Vol. 1Graphic NovelWalt Simonson, John Byrne, Denny O'Neil, David Michelinie, Archie Goodwin1983-01-011936
71The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones, Vol. 2Graphic NovelWalt Simonson, John Byrne, Denny O'Neil, David Michelinie, Archie Goodwin1984-01-011936
72The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones, Vol. 3Graphic NovelWalt Simonson, John Byrne, Denny O'Neil, David Michelinie, Archie Goodwin1985-01-011936
73Indiana Jones and the Eye of the FatesJunior NovelRichard Wenk 1984-07-121937
74Indiana Jones and the Arms of GoldGraphic NovelLee Marrs1994-02-011937
75Indiana Jones and the Dragon of VengeanceJunior NovelMegan Stine1985-03-121938
76Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeFilmSteven Spielberg1989-05-241938
77Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (novel)NovelRob MacGregor1989-06-011938
78Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (comic)Graphic NovelDavid Michelinie1989-10-011938
79Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (game)GameDavid Fox, Ron Gilbert1991-01-011938
80Indiana Jones and the Gold of Genghis KhanJunior NovelEllen Weiss1985-04-121938
81Indiana Jones and the Lost Treasure of ShebaJunior NovelRose Estes1984-05-121938
82Indiana Jones: Thunder in the OrientGraphic NovelDan Barry1993-09-011938
83Indiana Jones and the Ape Slaves of Howling IslandJunior NovelR. L. Stine1986-12-121939
84Indiana Jones and the Staff of KingsGame2009-06-091939
Indiana Jones and the Fate of AtlantisGameHal Barwood1992-06-011939
86Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (comic)Graphic NovelWilliam Messner-Loebs, Dan Barry, Mike Richardson1991-03-011939
87Indiana Jones and the Sargasso PiratesGraphic NovelKarl Kesel1995-12-011939
88Indiana Jones and the Mask of the ElephantJunior NovelMegan Stine, H. William Stine1987-01-12?
89Indiana Jones and the Golden FleeceGraphic NovelPat McGreal, Dave Rawson1994-06-011941
90Indiana Jones and the Army of the DeadNovelSteve Perry2009-09-291943
91Indiana Jones and the Spear of DestinyGraphic NovelElaine Lee1995-04-011945
92Indiana Jones and the Infernal MachineGameHal Barwood1999-11-221947
93Indiana Jones and the Iron PhoenixGraphic NovelLee Marrs1994-12-011947
94Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullFilmSteven Spielberg2008-05-221957
95Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (novel)NovelJames Rollins2008-05-201957
96Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (comic)Graphic NovelJohn Jackson Miller2008-05-221957