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The following is a comprehensive list of all official stories in the Sam & Max franchise.

ComicsEdit

Sam & Max appeared in the comics before appearing anywhere else. Almost all of these have been reprinted in The collected Sam & Max: Surfin' the Highway.

Early comicsEdit

See also: Sam & Max: Freelance Police (comic series)

The comics that started it all. Made in the late eighties and early nineties in black-and-white, though some were later reprinted in color. The early comics are generally more grimy and violent than later incarnations, as well as less stylized.

Title Year First appeared in Publisher
Monkeys Violating the Heavenly Temple 1987 Sam & Max: Freelance Police special edition Fishwrap Productions
Night of the Gilded Heron-Shark 1987 Sam & Max: Freelance Police special edition Fishwrap Productions
Night of the Cringing Wildebeest 1987 Critters #19 Fantagraphics Books
Fair Wind to Java 1988 Grimjack #52 First Comics
On the Road 1989 Sam & Max: Freelance Police special Comico
Our Bewildering Universe 1989 Sam & Max: Freelance Police special Comico
The Damned Don't Dance 1990 Critters #50 Fantagraphics Books
Bad Day on the Moon 1992 Sam & Max: Freelance Police #1 Epic Comics
Beast from the Cereal Aisle 1992 Sam & Max: Freelance Police Special Color Collection Epic Comics
Terror on the Tanbark 1992 Sam & Max: Freelance Police Special Color Collection Epic Comics
Ponderings of the Ages 1992 Sam & Max: Freelance Police Special Color Collection Epic Comics

The Adventurer comicsEdit

Main article: The Adventurer comics

A series of full-color single-page comics made for LucasArts' promotional magazine The Adventurer, loosely related to its then-recent games. Appeared from 1990 through 1996.

Late comicsEdit

Several short comics made in the late nineties, some in connection with the animated series.

Title Year First appeared in Publisher
Belly of the Beast 1997 Wizard Magazine WizardWorld Inc.
The Kids Take Over! 1997 Totally Fox Kids Magazine Fox Kids Worldwide
Skeptical Investigators 1998 Oni Double Feature #10 Oni Press
Something's Not Right Here 1998 Totally Fox Kids Magazine #10 Fox Kids Worldwide
Action Figure Surgery 1998 Totally Fox Kids Magazine #31 Fox Kids Worldwide

The Big SleepEdit

Main article: The Big Sleep

A webcomic that ran from 2005 through 2007.

AnimationEdit

The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance PoliceEdit

Main article: The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police

An animated television series that ran from October 1997 to April 1998 for a total of 24 episodes.

Our Bewildering UniverseEdit

Main article: Our Bewildering Universe (flash short)

A flash short featuring alien surgery.

Season One machinima shortsEdit

Main article: Season One machinima shorts

A series of short machinima videos using the engine from Sam & Max Season One. During the season's initial run three were released between each episode and the next, keeping fans busy on a weekly basis.

Sam & Max Nearly Save ChristmasEdit

Main article: Sam & Max Nearly Save Christmas

A 20-minute machinima video produced by Telltale Games to promote Ice Station Santa and their Sam & Max series in general, with largely the same plot as Ice Station Santa.

Video GamesEdit

Sam & Max Hit the RoadEdit

Main article: Sam & Max Hit the Road

A graphic adventure game published by LucasArts in 1993.

Sam & Max Plunge Through SpaceEdit

Main article: Sam & Max Plunge Through Space

A canceled action-adventure for the Xbox worked on by Infinite Machine in 2001-2002. Only after Infinite Machine went bankrupt did LucasArts reacquire the Sam & Max rights and announce Freelance Police (below).

Sam & Max: Freelance PoliceEdit

Main article: Sam & Max: Freelance Police (Video Game)

A planned sequel to Hit the Road that was canceled in March 2004. The cancellation caused a big outcry among the public and eventually led to the creation of Telltale Games.

Sam & Max episodic seriesEdit

Main article: Sam & Max (video game series)

After the cancellation of Freelance Police, the Sam & Max video game rights eventually reverted to Steve Purcell. Soon after, Sam & Max Season One was announced by Telltale Games, a company founded by former LucasArts employees.

See AlsoEdit

Sam & Max (franchise)
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