Jurassic Park Timeline

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Michael Crichton has written a lot of books over the years, but two of those have taken the world by storm, and spawned a franchise that continues to this day (for better or worse). This is the Jurassic Park timeline.

What’s in the Jurassic Park Timeline?

This is the unofficial Jurassic Park timeline. Though most people associate the franchise with the series of films that were released, the books actually came first. Both the books and the films are included here.

The franchise also had a number of comics that tie-in to the films. However, some of these (particularly those that take place after The Lost World), paved their own continuity, much of which was largely ignored by the relaunch with Jurassic World. However, with a little retconning, you can still keep them, so they are also included.

Where to Start with Jurassic Park?

There are two obvious starting points with this franchise, depending on what media type you prefer. If you’re like most people, your first introduction to the franchise will be the movies. The first Jurassic Park is still the best film, and is one of the best entry points.

The other is the original book, which is a phenomenal piece of fiction and a great way to start.

If you liked this timeline, be sure to check out some of our others, such as the Star Wars Canon timeline.

#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateSeriesNotes
1Jurassic ParkNovelMichael Crichton1990-11-20Original Era
2Jurassic Park (film)FilmSteven Spielberg1993-06-11Original Era
3Classic Jurassic Park, Vol. 1Graphic NovelWalter Simonson2010-11-16Classic ComicsMostly an adaptation fo the first film.
4Jurassic Park: The GameGameDaniel Herrera, Marco Brezzo, Andrew Langley, Nick Herman2011-11-15Telltale
5Classic Jurassic Park, Vol. 2: Raptors' RevengeGraphic NovelWalter Simonson2011-03-29Classic Comics
6Classic Jurassic Park, Vol. 3: Amazon Adventure!Graphic NovelNeil Barrett Jr., Michael Golden, Renee Witterstaetter, Steve Englehart2011-10-18Classic Comics
7Classic Jurassic Park, Vol. 4: Return to Jurassic Park, Part 1Graphic NovelSteve Englehart2012-01-31Classic Comics
8Classic Jurassic Park, Vol. 5: Return to Jurassic Park, Part 2Graphic NovelTom Bierbaum, Mary Bierbaum, Keith Giffen, Dwight Jon Zimmerman, Renee Witterstaetter2013-01-22Classic Comics
9The Lost WorldNovelMichael Crichton1995-09-08Original Era
10The Lost World (film)FilmSteven Spielberg1997-05-23Original Era
11Classic Jurassic Park, Vol. 6: The Lost WorldGraphic NovelDon McGregor2014-03-18Classic Comics
12Jurassic Park IIIFilmJoe Johnston2001-07-18Original Era
13Jurassic Park Adventures: SurvivorJunior NovelScott Ciencin2001-06-12Original Era
14Jurassic Park Adventures: PreyJunior NovelScott Ciencin2001-10-23Original Era
15Jurassic Park Adventures: FlyersJunior NovelScott Ciencin2002-03-26Original Era
16Jurassic Park Vol. 1: RedemptionGraphic NovelBob Schreck2011-02-01New Comics
17Jurassic Park: The Devils in the DesertGraphic NovelJohn Byrne2011-06-14New Comics
18Jurassic Park: Dangerous GamesGraphic NovelGreg Bear, Erik Bear2012-05-29New ComicsPotentially out of continuity.
19Jurassic World: The Evolution of ClaireYA NovelTess Sharpe2018-06-26Jurassic World
20Jurassic World EvolutionGameMichael Brookes2018-06-12Jurassic World
21Jurassic WorldFilmColin Trevorrow2015-06-12Jurassic World
22Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomFilmJ. A. Bayona2018-06-22Jurassic World