Jurassic Park Timeline

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.

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entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

4

Telltale

Game

Ed Kuehnel
Joe Pinney
John Drake
Jonathan Straw
Mark Darin

2011-11-15

2

Original Era

Film

David Koepp
Michael Crichton

1993-06-11

10

Original Era

Film

David Koepp

1997-05-23

12

Original Era

Film

Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Peter Buchman

2001-07-18

13

Original Era

Junior Novel

Scott Ciencin

2001-06-12

14

Original Era

Junior Novel

Scott Ciencin

2001-10-23

15

Original Era

Junior Novel

Scott Ciencin

2002-03-26

1

Original Era

Novel

Michael Crichton

1990-11-20

9

Original Era

Novel

Michael Crichton

1995-09-08

16

New Comics

Graphic Novel

Bob Schreck

2011-02-01

17

New Comics

Graphic Novel

John Byrne

2011-06-14

18

New Comics

Graphic Novel

Erik Bear
Greg Bear

2012-05-29

21

Jurassic World

Film

Amanda Silver
Colin Trevorrow
Derek Connolly
Rick Jaffa

2015-06-12

22

Jurassic World

Film

Colin Trevorrow
Derek Connolly

2018-06-22

20

Jurassic World

Game

John Zuur Platten

2018-06-12

19

Jurassic World

YA Novel

Tess Sharpe

2018-06-26

3

Classic Comics

Graphic Novel

Walter Simonson

2010-11-16

5

Classic Comics

Graphic Novel

Walter Simonson

2011-03-29

6

Classic Comics

Graphic Novel

Michael Golden
Neil Barrett Jr.
Renee Witterstaetter
Steve Englehart

2011-10-18

7

Classic Comics

Graphic Novel

Steve Englehart

2012-01-31

8

Classic Comics

Graphic Novel

Dwight Jon Zimmerman
Keith Giffen
Mary Bierbaum
Renee Witterstaetter
Tom Bierbaum

2013-01-22

11

Classic Comics

Graphic Novel

Don McGregor

2014-03-18

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