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The Official Star Wars Fan Club began with a newsletter in 1978, was merged in 2004 with the subscriber feature of StarWars.com, and discontinued in 2011. Members in the United States got a free subscription to the ongoing Star Wars Insider magazine which occasionally reports on other Lucasfilm projects such as Indiana Jones.

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Bantha Tracks
Editor: Craig Miler
Publisher: The Lucasfilm Fan Club, Inc.
Published: 1978 - Winter 1987

Bantha Tracks was originally known as the Official Star Wars Fan Club Newsletter. It was distributed to members every two or three months for 35 issues until its discontinuation in 1987. It has since been revived on Star Wars Hyperspace, both in archives of the original publications and in an entirely new incarnation, Bantha Tracks Online.

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The Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine
Editor: John S. Davis
Publisher: The Lucasfilm Fan Club, Inc.
Published: Fall 1987 - Spring 1994

The Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine was first published in Aurora, Colorado. It ran for 22 issues before changing its name to Star Wars Insider with issue 23. Issues 7, 9, 10, 13, and 18 featured Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade covers. Issues 15 and 16 featured the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles covers.

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Star Wars Insider
Editor: Jonathan Wilkins
Publishers: WotC, Paizo, IDG, Titan
Published: Fall 1994 - present

The magazine began with issue 23. Issues 25 and 26 announced Indy-themed Disney attractions. Issues 46 and 71 announced Indy VHS and DVD releases. Issue 54 was the Raiders of the Lost Ark 20th Anniversary Issue. Issues 62 and 92 confirmed Indy 4, and issues 93 to 100 showcased the Indy Vault by J. W. Rinzler.

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was a magazine based on the TV series of the same name released in 1992. Its run lasted only one issue.

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The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Editor: Amanda Agee
Publisher: Welsh Publishing Group, Inc.
Published: 1992

Contents: the scoop on a cool car museum, chocolate bars that beat the heat, and a cat named Indy... Archaeologist Glenn Stone, Ph.D., reveals all how ancient Egyptians made mummies... the true story behind heroes of history Pablo Picasso, Theodore Roosevelt, Sylvia Pankurst and Albert Schweitzer... the legend that almost everyone who dug up King Tut's tomb died under mysterious circumstances... comic "Mid-Atlantic, April 1916"... snapshots of London yesterday and today... interviews with Sean Patrick Flanery, Corey Carrier and George Hall... translating hieroglyphics... short story "Indy in China: The Runaway Adventure."

Indiana Jones: The Official Magazine was an Indiana Jones publication by Titan Magazines launched alongside the theatrical release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on May 22, 2008. It provided news and articles on the Indiana Jones franchise but publication ended with the release of issue six on February 17, 2009.

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The Official Magazine 1
Editor: Jonathan Wilkins
Published: May 22, 2008

Contents: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, part 1 of 6... Who is Indiana Jones?... Back in Action... Pre-Production: Scripting the Adventure, Casting the Adventure, Karen Allen is Marion Ravenwood, Shia LaBeouf is Mutt Williams, Cate Blanchett is Irina Spalko, Ray Winstone is Mac... Have Whip, Will Travel, Concept Art/Storyboards, Indy on Set, Real World Indy: The Russians Are Coming, Dressed for Adventure... Real World Indy: Crystal Skulls... Indy in Action... Post-Production: Indy's Effects, Finishing Touches, Memories of the Original Movies, Final Thoughts.

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The Official Magazine 2
Editor: Jonathan Wilkins
Published: June 24, 2008

Contents: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, part 2 of 6... Another Crack of the Whip... Now You're Getting Nasty: Lao Che, Rene Belloq, Major Arnold Toht, Walter Donovan, Mola Ram, Colonel Vogel, Agent Irina Spalko... Passing Through History... Indy's Marvelous Adventures: the Further Adventures comics... The Art of Adventure: Opening the Ark... Blockbuster: inside story of the Indy Lego videogame... Indy Classic: Getting the Ball Rolling.

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The Official Magazine 3
Editor: Jonathan Wilkins
Published: August 19, 2008

Contents: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, part 3 of 6... Crystal Skull Comes to Cannes... Indy's Movie Memories: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade... 50 Fascinating Facts About Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom... Real World Indy: Nazis and the Occult... Dark Horse Rising part 1 of 2: Facts or Fantasy, Young Indy's Footprints... The Art of Adventure: Shanghai Surprise, part 1 of 3... "You Call This Archeology?"

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The Official Magazine 4
Editor: Jonathan Wilkins
Published: October 21, 2008

Contents: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, part 4 of 6... Frank Marshall interview... Ben Burtt interview... the story behind the fabled Ark of the Covenant... new comic book adventures... 50 Fascinating Facts About Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade... The Art of Adventure: Shanghai Surprise, part 2 of 3... meet Indy collector Brandon Mysinger... producer Robert Watts interview, part 1 of 2...Top 10 Chases... guide to Dark Horse Comics, part 2 of 2... history of the Indiana Jones video games... The Man Behind the Whip... Bugged Out!

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The Official Magazine 5
Editor: Matt McAllister
Published: December 16, 2008

Contents: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, part 5 of 6... no time for love: the women of Indy... John Rhys-Davies interview... 50 Fascinating Facts About Raiders of the Lost Ark... the truth behind the stories of the Holy Grail... The Art of Adventure: Shanghai Surprise, part 3 of 3... the history behind the Indy Books... merchandise guide.

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The Official Magazine 6
Editor: Matt McAllister
Published: February 17, 2009

Contents: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, part 6 of 6... Karen Allen interview... producer Robert Watts interview, part 2 of 2... 50 Incredible Facts About Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull... the truth behind the Sankara Stones... Indy's top 10 funniest moments... effects genius Chris Walas interview... Indy location guide.

The Indiana Jones Comic was a monthly publication in the United Kingdom from Titan Magazines reprinting Dark Horse comics along with trivia, posters and other new features based around the franchise. The publication was discontinued with the printing of issue 9 on November 13, 2008.

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Indiana Jones Comic 1
Published: May 22, 2008

Hold on to your fedoras and crack that bullwhip, because the man with the hat has got a brand new comic! With features that pack a punch, all-new movie comic strip adventures, fun facts, posters and giveaways, Indiana Jones Comic is crammed full of undiluted Indy magic. There are puzzles for the brave and daring, and a brilliant free gift with every issue, so step out of the cinema and into your newsagent and pick up your copy from 22 May! If it's adventure you seek, it's adventure you'll find in Indiana Jones Comic. Reprinting part 1 of the Dark Horse movie adaption.

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Indiana Jones Comic 2
Published: June 12, 2008

Welcome back, intrepid explorers. We have a real sucker punch of an issue this time. Find out about a sulky son and a seriously smooth criminal! Get the lowdown on the real crystal skulls, and go on your own quest. Plus, win some amazing Indy prizes. Prepare for glory! The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull comic adaption continues.

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Indiana Jones Comic 3
Published: July 3, 2008

Welcome back, adventurers. Packed to the brim with fistfights and fury, the action is positively spilling out of this issue! Find out why evil Nazi Toht got is hand burned and don't miss being bugged out in the creepy crawly corner. Plus, do you dare venture into our puzzling graveyard? Go on, be brave! The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull comic adaption continues.

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Indiana Jones Comic 4
Published: July 24, 2008

It's only been three weeks, but we all know it's been too long since the last issue! Don't waste another second, just dive head first into our fourth collection of blistering comic action and spine-tingling features! Learn about the best sidekick ever, Short Round, and uncover the creepy secrets of Russian psychic Irina Spalko! Get whip-cracking! The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull comic adaption concludes.

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Indiana Jones Comic 5
Published: August 14, 2008

Welcome back, adventure fans, to a whole new era of Indy excitement! We're kicking off an amazing new story this issue, Tomb of the Gods, taking you back to the dawn of Indy's career, as he chases one of the greatest prizes of all time! And that's not all - check out ice queen Elsa Schnieder and tread carefully when you enter our crazy conundrum! We also take you into the spine-tingling world of giant ants!

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Indiana Jones Comic 6
Published: September 11, 2008

Deeper and deeper into the Tomb of the Gods we go. Plus, we begin another new Indy adventure, Spear of Destiny, this time set in Ireland and England! We have ferocious facts on some rascally reptiles, and a stack of puzzles to pit your wits against! You also get the chance to win an amazing 12" talking Indy! Get ready for all out action!

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Indiana Jones Comic 7
Published: October 2, 2008

Wow! What an issue! Help Indy find the Crosses of Coronado in our amazing board game, plus, dip into Indy's notebook and find out about the mysterious lost Ark! Keep an eye out for scorpions too, because they are crawling all over this comic! The issue concludes its reprint of Tomb of the Gods and continues its reprint of Spear of Destiny.

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Indiana Jones Comic 8
Published: October 23, 2008

Spear of Destiny part 3: Ireland, 1945, and Indy is on a mission to save the Spear of Destiny from the Nazis. We pick up the death-defying action in the latest issue of Indiana Jones Comic as Indy and local lad O’Neal flee from gun-toting assassins. Hold on to your fedora, adventure fans! Ancient Egypt is well known for its pyramids and pharaohs, but by far the creepiest part of its history is kept under wraps – literally. Prepare to be scared as we unravel the mystery of The Mummy, with frightening facts and an A-B-C guide to mummification!

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Indiana Jones Comic 9
Published: November 13, 2008

Spear of Destiny part 4: There’s more comic strip action than you can crack a whip at in the latest issue of Indiana Jones Comic! Indy narrowly escapes a watery grave, but will he finally manage to locate the mystical Spear of Destiny? Find out in this adrenaline-fuelled final episode! Legend has it that King Aracnido haunts the ruins of his kingdom, protecting his jewels and precious goblets in the form of a giant spider. Dare you venture into his temple? Will you be safe from his bite? Test your arachnophobia in our three heart-thumping quests!

 

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