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Young Indiana Jones Comics

 

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles comic is the Dark Horse Comics adaptation of the television series of the same name. The comic scripts were written by Dan Barry, while different artists were used through the run of the comic. Twelve issues total were published in monthly installments from February 1992 to February 1993. Each issue included a four-page article written by Kurt Busiek about a real world connection to the history or themes presented in the issue.

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Egypt, May 1908
Published: February 1992
Collected: 1992 (Curse of the Jackal)
Writer: Dan Barry
Pencils: Dan Barry

Henry Jones Jr. embarks on a voyage around the world with his parents and his new tutor, Miss Seymour. While Henry Jones, Sr. lectures at some of the world's greatest universities, young Henry learns the lessons that will one day make him the adventurer Indiana Jones. In this issue, he meets Lawrence of Arabia by the pyramids of Egypt and faces one of the great questions of life: if many people have many beliefs, which religion is the true one?
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Mexico, March 1916
Published: March 1992
Collected: 1992 (Curse of the Jackal)
Writer: Dan Barry
Pencils: Dan Barry

Young Indiana Jones and his cousin Frank head south of the New Mexico border for a little excitement. But Indy had something else in mind other than finding himself surrounded by Pancho Villa's men and being sentenced to die!
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British East Africa, September 1909
Published: April 1992
Collected: 1992 (Search for the Oryx)
Writer: Dan Barry
Pencils: Gray Morrow

British East Africa, September 1909. Indy the Lion Hunter! Indiana Jones finds himself on safari with Teddy Roosevelt to collect specimens for the Smithsonian. While hunting the elusive fringe-eared oryx. Indy must decide if he agrees with Roosevelt's view on "animal conservation."
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British East Africa, September 1909
Published: May 1992
Collected: 1992 (Search for the Oryx)
Writer: Dan Barry
Pencils: Gray Morrow

British East Africa, September 1909. In the conclusion of this two-part tale, death stalks Indy in the form of a hungry lion. Indy, with the help of his new friend Meto, has found the oryx for Teddy Roosevelt, but will he live to tell the news?
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Verdun, September 1916
Published: June 1992
Collected: 1992 (Peril of the Fort, issues 5 & 6)
Writer: Dan Barry
Pencils: Gray Morrow

Verdun, September 1916. Indiana Jones, now a soldier in the Belgian army, finds himself on courier duty, traveling to the front lines of the most horrifying battle of World War I. As if that weren't dangerous enough, he's soon infiltrating the German lines as a spy... and the Germans don't take spies alive!
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Verdun, September 1916
Published: July 1992
Writer: Dan Barry
Pencils: Gray Morrow

Indy's caught on the wrong side of World War I when he finds himself behind German lines in a French army uniform. Surrounded by the worst carnage of the first World War, he has to save himself before the message he carries can save hundreds of French soldiers!
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German East Africa, December 1916
Published: August 1992
Writer: Dan Barry
Pencils: Gordon Purcell

Indy volunteers for Congo duty, figuring anything would be better than the hell of European trench warfare. At least, that's what he thinks until he finds himself surrounded by dying soldiers cut down by disease, crossing the Congo to recover a lost supply of guns!
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German East Africa, January 1917
Published: September 1992
Writer: Dan Barry
Pencils: Gordon Purcell

Indy and Remy have crossed the African contintent, been threatened by disease, and are now in the hands of a German - but one devoted to their recovery, not their deaths. Albert Schweitzer, the renowned physician and humanitarian, is in Africa trying to save the world's most precious treasure: human lives. Unfortunately, there's a war going on, and the other side doesn't see his value, just his nationality.
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Vienna, November 1908 / March 1917
Published: October 1992
Writer: Dan Barry
Pencils: Dan Barry

It's Indy's first encounter with love. Even though he's got advice from the best experts Vienna has to offer on that subject -- Freud, Jung, and Adler -- he's not prepared for the excitement. He soon finds himself hanging from carriages, scaling walls, risking guard dogs, and avoiding an overprotective governess to be near his beloved Sophie. But Sophie's not only the object of Indy's affections; she's also the daughter of Archduke Ferdinand, the ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
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Vienna, March 1917
Published: December 1992
Writer: Dan Barry
Pencils: Dan Barry

Indy's off to Vienna with two unusual spies, hoping to obtain a secret letter that will help them bring an end to the war that is destroying both France and Austria. The new spies may be inept, but they have an advantage Indy can't hope to match... The Empress of Austria is their sister. They're a royal pain, and though he may want to strangle them, Indy has to help keep them alive.
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Peking, March 1910
Published: January 1993
Writer: Dan Barry
Pencils: Gordon Purcell

Indy embarks on a tour of the Far East, but is distracted from the beauty of the country by the presence of a mysterious stranger. Could this man be a spy or a bomb-carrying revolutionary? Will Indy convince their guide that they are indeed being followed? From the Great Wall of China to the steps of the Meng Jiang Temple, Indy explores the wonders of ancient dynasties, recognizes the value of maintaining "face," and learns a very valuable lesson in balance. And that's just the start of the journey...
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Peking, March 1910
Published: February 1993
Writer: Dan Barry
Pencils: Gordon Purcell

Indiana Jones has faced numerous perils, but his battles have always been against external forces. When the attack comes from within, in the form of a deadly fever, Young Indy's mother must decide whether to trust ancient Chinese medical practices or risk waiting for a missionary doctor. It's a race against time and a lesson in maintaining face in this moving conclusion of Indy's adventure in Peking.
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Mid-Atlantic, April 1916
Published: 1992
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Pencils: Adam Hughes

Mid-Atlantic, April 1916 is a 2-page comic by Dark Horse Comics released in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles magazine. It begins with Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin on a steamer from Veracruz, Mexico on their way to Europe to enlist. Indy overhears a German spy trying to talk the Mexican crew into mutiny but his quick thinking saves the day.

The Young Telegraph was a children's supplement of the weekend edition of The Daily Telegraph, a United Kingdom newspaper. It serialized an original story and two adaptations of the Young Indy Random House novels.

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Mountains of Superstition
Published: October 6, 1990
Writer: Simon Jowett
Pencils: Phil Gascoine

Arizona, 1913. In this original 12-part story, Indy and his scout troop are lost in the desert. They make camp in a cave in the Superstition Mountains, rumored to be haunted by an old prospector with an evil spirit trapped in a mysterious box.
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Plantation Treasure
Published: 1991
Writer: Simon Jowett
Pencils: Phil Gascoine

Young Indiana Jones is with his father, in Georgetown lecturing at the university on medieval literature. Indy, however, travels to the Carolinas where he follows the trail of a Civil War slave in the Underground Railroad in this 10-part series.
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Princess of Peril
Published: 1991
Writer: Simon Jowett
Pencils: Phil Gascoine

Young Indiana Jones ends the summer of 1913 with a brief jaunt to Russia and a meeting with the hereditary Georgian princess, Tamar. Afterwards he rejoins his father in Armenia who is on a side trip studying the Crusades in this 10-part series.

 

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