Indiana Jones - Timeline / Chronology

DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
Joined
May 27, 2004
Messages
17,832
Location
You are all just obstacles on my path to Nirvana.
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - My First Adventure (May - July, 1908)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Passion For Life (September, 1908)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - The Perils of Cupid (November, 1908)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Travels with Father (January, 1910)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Journey of Radiance (January - March, 1910)
"Indy in China: The Runaway Adventure" (March, 1910)
Young Indiana Jones and the Titanic Adventure (April, 1912)
Young Indiana Jones and the Pirates' Loot (June, 1912)
Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom of the Klondike / Indiana Jones Jr et le Fantôme du Klondike (July, 1912)
Young Indiana Jones and the Lost Gold of Durango (August, 1912)
Young Indiana Jones and the Radioactive Bulb / Indiana Jones Jr et l'Ampoule Radioactive (November, 1912)
Young Indiana Jones and the Sacred Meteorite / Indiana Jones Jr et le Météorite Sacrée (March, 1913)
Young Indiana Jones and the Plantation Treasure (April, 1913)
Young Indiana Jones and the Tomb of Terror (June, 1913)
Young Indiana Jones and the Mountains of Superstition (July, 1913)
Young Indiana Jones and the Child Lama / Indiana Jones Jr et l'Enfant Lama (August, 1913)
Young Indiana Jones and the Princess of Peril (August, 1913)
Young Indiana Jones and the Violin of the Metropolitan / Indiana Jones Jr et le Violon du Metropolitan (September, 1913)
Young Indiana Jones and the Bermuda Triangle / Indiana Jones Jr et le Triangle des Bermudes (September, 1913)
Young Indiana Jones and the Ghostly Riders (October, 1913)
Young Indiana Jones and the Circle of Death (December, 1913)
Young Indiana Jones and the Journey to the Underworld (January, 1914)
Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Ruby Cross (March, 1914)
Young Indiana Jones and the Gypsy Revenge (May, 1914)
Young Indiana Jones and the Secret City (June, 1914)
Young Indiana Jones and the Mountain of Fire (October, 1914)
Young Indiana Jones and the Face of the Dragon (October, 1914)
Young Indiana Jones and the Eye of the Tiger (December, 1914)
Young Indiana Jones and the Spectre of Venice / Indiana Jones Jr et le Spectre de Venise (January, 1915)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Spring Break Adventure (February - March, 1916)
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles - Mid Atlantic, April 1916 (April, 1916)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Love's Sweet Song (April - May, 1916)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Trenches of Hell (August, 1916)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Demons of Deception (September - October, 1916)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Phantom Train of Doom (November, 1916)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life (December, 1916 - January, 1917)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Attack of the Hawkmen (February - March, 1917)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Adventures in the Secret Service (March - June, 1917)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Espionage Escapades (June - August, 1917)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Daredevils of the Desert (October, 1917)
Instruments of Chaos Starring Young Indiana Jones (October, 1917)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Tales of Innocence (November, 1917 - June, 1918)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Masks of Evil (September, 1918)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Treasure of the Peacock's Eye (November, 1918 - January, 1919)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Winds of Change (May, 1919)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Mystery of the Blues (April - May, 1920 [1950])
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Scandal of 1920 (June - July, 1920)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Hollywood Follies (August, 1920)
Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi ([1920] October, 1922)
Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Pyramid / Indiana Jones et le Secret de la Pyramide (April, 1923)
Indiana Jones and the Dance of the Giants (June, 1925)
Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils ([1925] March - April, 1926)
Indiana Jones Adventures RPG - "On Ice" (December, 1926)
Indiana Jones and the Genesis Deluge ([1917] April, 1927)
Indiana Jones and the Unicorn's Legacy ([1786 - 1924] May - June, 1928)
Indiana Jones and the Interior World ([1928] April, 1929)
Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates (January, 1930)
Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates and Other Tales RPG - "The Revenge of Evil" (January, 1930)
Indiana Jones and the White Witch (February, 1930)
Indiana Jones and His Desktop Adventures (June, 1930)
Indiana Jones Adventures, Vol. 1 (December, 1930)
Indiana Jones Adventures, Vol. 2 - Curse of the Invincible Ruby (1931)
Indiana Jones and the Feathered Serpent / Indiana Jones und die Gefiederte Schlange (July, 1932)
Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone (March, 1933)
Indiana Jones and the Curse of Horror Island (June, 1933)
Indiana Jones and the Giants of the Silver Tower (June, 1933)
Indiana Jones Adventures RPG - "The Kweichow Exodus" (August, 1933)
Indiana Jones and the City of Lightning / Indiana Jones et la Cité de la Foudre (October, 1933)
Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur Eggs (October - December, 1933)
Indiana Jones and the Hollow Earth (February, 1934)
Indiana Jones and the Cult of the Mummy's Crypt (June, 1934)
Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx (September, 1934)
Indiana Jones Adventure World (1934)
Indiana Jones and the Shrine of the Sea Devil #1 (January, 1935)
Indiana Jones and the Rising Sun RPG (February, 1935)
Indiana Jones Adventures RPG - "The Carlisle Incident" (March, 1935)
Indiana Jones Adventures RPG - "The City of Dreams" (April, 1935)
Indiana Jones and the Cup of the Vampire (May, 1935)
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (June, 1935)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom RPG - "The Search for Nurhachi" (June, 1935)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (June, 1935)
Indiana Jones Adventure - Temple of the Forbidden Eye (July, 1935)
Indiana Jones in the Lost Kingdom (August, 1935)
Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates and Other Tales RPG - "The Adventure of the Second Horn" (September, 1935)
Indiana Jones - Magic & Mysticism: The Dark Continent RPG (September, 1935)
Indiana Jones - The Road to Timbuktu / Indiana Jones - Der weg Nach Timbuktu (1935)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom RPG - "Day of the Dark Light" (January, 1936)
Indiana Jones Adventure - Temple of the Crystal Skull (1936)
Indiana Jones and the Cursed Book of Magic / Indiana Jones et le Grimoire Maudit (April, 1936)
Indiana Jones and the Legion of Death (May, 1936)
Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods #1-4 ([1931] July, 1936)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (August, 1936)
Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients (September, 1936)
The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones #1-34 (October, 1936 - January, 1937)
The World of Indiana Jones RPG - "The Jewel of the Ancients" (January, 1937)
Raiders of the Lost Ark RPG - "Silver Horus" (February, 1937)
Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Templars RPG (February, 1937)
Indiana Jones and the Golden Vampires RPG (March, 1937)
"Indiana Jones and the Wrath of Hecate" RPG - Shadis #36 (May, 1937)
"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Seth" RPG - Cryptych Vol. 2, #1 (June, 1937)
"Legend of the Long Knife" RPG - Adventures Unlimited #3 (July, 1937)
Indiana Jones and the Eye of the Fates (August, 1937)
Indiana Jones and the Arms of Gold #1-4 (October, 1937)
"Tomb of Turases III" RPG - Shadis #17 (October, 1937)
Indiana Jones and the Dragon of Vengeance (June, 1938)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ([1912] August, 1938)
Indiana Jones - Thunder in the Orient #1-6 (September, 1938)
Indiana Jones and the Gold of Genghis Khan (November, 1938)
Indiana Jones and the Lost Treasure of Sheba (December, 1938)
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings ([1922] 1939)
Indiana Jones and the Longship of the Gods / Indiana Jones und das Schiff der Götter (March, 1939)
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (May, 1939)
Indiana Jones and the Ape Slaves of Howling Island (July, 1939)
Indiana Jones and the Mask of the Elephant (August, 1939)
Indiana Jones and the Sargasso Pirates #1-4 (September, 1939)
Indiana Jones and the Lost Treasures #1 - "Facing Death!" (1939)
Indiana Jones and the Lost Treasures #2 - "Skull Duggery!" (1940)
Indiana Jones and the Legacy of Avalon / Indiana Jones und das Erbe von Avalon (September, 1940)
Indiana Jones and the Golden Fleece #1-2 (April, 1941)
Indiana Jones and the Labyrinth of Horus / Indiana Jones und das Labyrinth des Horus (May, 1941)
Indiana Jones and the Sword of Genghis Khan / Indiana Jones und das Schwert des Dschingis Khan (June, 1941)
Indiana Jones and the Gold of El Dorado / Indiana Jones und das Gold von El Dorado (June, 1941)
Indiana Jones and the Secret of Easter Island / Indiana Jones und das Geheimnis der Osterinseln (October, 1941)
Indiana Jones and the Lost People / Indiana Jones und das Verschwundene Volk (August, 1943)
Indiana Jones and the Treasure of Monte Cassana (May, 1944)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Yearning (1944)
Indiana Jones and the Spear of Destiny #1-4 ([1938] March, 1945)
Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix #1-4 (September, 1946)
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine: Official Strategy Guide - "Introduction, Barnett College, 1947" (March, 1947)
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (March, 1947)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (May, 1957)
 
Last edited:

DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
Joined
May 27, 2004
Messages
17,832
Location
You are all just obstacles on my path to Nirvana.
This is the complete Indiana Jones timeline.

Now there are a lot of different Indy timelines floating around the net and even here on the boards, all very worthy efforts (and many helpful in me putting together this one). The one thing every other Indy timeline I came across was missing were all the great West End Games Role Playing Games Adventures. Considering how some of those tie into canonical events themselves ("The Search for Nurhachi" RPG adventure basically serves as a Prequel to Temple of Doom, or an interquel between Emperor's Tomb and ToD), I decided to begin researching and adding those in. I also wanted to add all the foreign Indy tales in (the German novels, the French comics, and the few UK only comic tales) since many ignored those tales as well.

For simplicity's sake, I didn't break up the flashbacks (like in Last Crusade's prologue), but instead include a notation in the date references to show there is a flashback (or flashforward in the case of Mystery of the Blues).



In terms of the different media forms:

The 4 Indy films are bolded and underlined.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones are bolded (and are now considered the canonical versions over the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles as far as this timeline goes).

The comics are italicized and in green text.

The video games are underlined and in red text, while the pen and paper RPG game adventures are in italicizes red text, and the board game is in regular red text.

The novels are italicized and in blue text.

The theme park ride/attraction is in underlined purple text.

Anything that's a foreign-only tale (the German novels, French novels and comics, or UK comics). They also feature the translated title first, and the original title second in parentheses.


In terms of whats considered canonical, this timeline is an attempt to include EVERYTHING that could be considered canonical. If you choose to ignore everything but the movies, thats cool. But if you consider everything canonical, this timeline helps organize the adventures chronologically. So basically, it allows people to pick and choose which adventures they want to include as canonical in their own personal Indy timelines. If you want to ignore certain adventures, this timeline allows that. If you want to include ALL of them, well, this allows that too. Its up to you.

And, I realize there are multiple viewpoints on when certain adventures take place (mostly concerning the original movies).

In terms of Raiders, I disagree with the generally held view that months pass over the course of the movie (particularly between the prologue scene in South America and Indy's return to the US and his teaching position at the university). Mainly this is due to the fact that Indy relates the tale of the Chachopoyan Idol to Marcus in his classroom for the first time. If months had passed, logic kind of implies Indy would've telegrammed Marcus to let him know. Days or weeks between those portions of the movie make more sense to me than months.

Also realize that some dates are assumed (if not specified in the story itself), based on several factors:

1.) Real world historical events that might be mentioned or taking place in the various stories.

2.) Certain Indy supporting characters appearing in adventures (for instance, Marion appearing in Revenge of the Ancients and the Further Adventures comic series place those soon after Raiders)

3.) And in the rare case neither of those apply, dates are arbitrarily ascribed based on the time/dates available for them to happen, etc.



So, let the timeline discussion begin!
 
Last edited:

SSJmole

Face-Punching As Foreign Policy
Joined
Aug 16, 2005
Messages
19,091
Location
UK
great now I'll have to update my Timeline Timeline :x



:lol:
 

Zombipanda

My Boom-Boom's mostly gay
Joined
Jan 31, 2006
Messages
9,401
Location
Zoo Atlanta
You are mad, sir.

But I totally want to read Indiana Jones and the Ape Slaves of Howling Island.
 
Last edited:

Lynx

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2005
Messages
4,489
Location
Orlando, FL
Why did they choose to set the second movie before the events of the first movie?

Originally, the idea of Indiana Jones was to do it backwards. Last Crusade should have been first, but since Harrison Ford had noticeably aged between Temple and Crusade, they scrapped those plans.
 

DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
Joined
May 27, 2004
Messages
17,832
Location
You are all just obstacles on my path to Nirvana.
Why did they choose to set the second movie before the events of the first movie?

I recall hearing that Temple of Doom is meant to be a prequel

Temple of Doom is a Prequel to Raiders. This was done mainly so they could focus on a different villain than Nazis, and also so they could show Indy as a "darker" character than in Raiders.

You are mad, sir.

But I totally want to read Indiana Jones and the Ape Slaves of Howling Island.

****ing right.
 

SSJmole

Face-Punching As Foreign Policy
Joined
Aug 16, 2005
Messages
19,091
Location
UK
Silly question but does the colouring mean anything? I think Bold Black = tv and films , non-bold black = videogames thought I may be wrong
 

SSJmole

Face-Punching As Foreign Policy
Joined
Aug 16, 2005
Messages
19,091
Location
UK
They do. The breakdown for what they represent is in the second post (the quoted part, where I quote myself from another site).

Ahhh, I looked at this thread a few times i missed that quote every damn time :lol::oops: but I got some right woohooo!
 

DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
Joined
May 27, 2004
Messages
17,832
Location
You are all just obstacles on my path to Nirvana.
Ahhh, I looked at this thread a few times i missed that quote every damn time :lol::oops: but I got some right woohooo!

I challenge you, Mole, to make a Star Wars timeline.

:shock:

That'd be the longest timeline...ever (with all the expanded universe stuff like the novels and comics).

Not even I would attempt that. I know some people have...there's a website that has (apparently) the COMPLETE Star Wars saga. Its a very long timeline, suffice it to say.
 

SSJmole

Face-Punching As Foreign Policy
Joined
Aug 16, 2005
Messages
19,091
Location
UK
I challenge you, Mole, to make a Star Wars timeline.

:shock:

That'd be the longest timeline...ever (with all the expanded universe stuff like the novels and comics).

Not even I would attempt that. I know some people have...there's a website that has (apparently) the COMPLETE Star Wars saga. Its a very long timeline, suffice it to say.

There already is a star wars timeline for books with the movies inserted online so adding cartoons tv and games would be relatively simple. By that I mean more simple than you think a star wars timeline should
 

DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
Joined
May 27, 2004
Messages
17,832
Location
You are all just obstacles on my path to Nirvana.
There already is a star wars timeline for books with the movies inserted online so adding cartoons tv and games would be relatively simple. By that I mean more simple than you think a star wars timeline should

Actually there's already a timeline with EVERYTHING...the movies, the novels, the comics, the video games, even the Droids and Ewoks animated series.

Here it is...

Its insane, man.
 

SSJmole

Face-Punching As Foreign Policy
Joined
Aug 16, 2005
Messages
19,091
Location
UK
No it didn't. It included them as the original movies they were. Its also why the countless novelizations of those movies aren't also each listed separately. Its a timeline, not a checklist. ;)

But what about things like the area you go from film to film in it? Clearly some point on the timeline you should have Indy been turned into lego and forced to relive his quests day after day. It seems important.

Bottom line is you suck at timelines unlike that goblin fellow, Where is he when you need him?. Sure his timelines were wrong but they showed real heart and at the end of the day isn't that what is truly important in life?
 
Last edited:

Latest posts

Top