Men in Black Timeline

Men in Black is one of those rare franchises that was taken over by a medium that it did not originate in. It started out with just a few comic issues, many of which are nearly impossible to find today, but the films essentially took over and made the franchise its own. This is the Men in Black timeline.

What’s on the Men in Black Timeline?


The Men in Black timeline does not have a single dominant chronology outside of the films. It is therefore difficult to develop a chronological list. The comics, though important, only ran for a brief time and the films are more widely known. However, given the popularity of the franchise, it’s likely that we could see the film universe develop into something more substantial.

For now, the films are the only pieces of media that remain consistent with each other on this timeline, however the comics and the animated series are included anyway, in the best chronological locations, despite being their own chronology.

Where to Start?

The best place to start is with the films, specifically with the first one. The comics are very hard to find these days (it’s amazing that the popularity of the films has not resulted in some reprints), and the TV series is similarly difficult to find. Neither the comics nor the series are in continuity with the films, so it’s okay to ignore them. However, if you’re a big fan of the franchise, it might be worth tracking them down.

As always be sure to share this timeline with your friends if you liked it, and check out some of our other timelines, such as the Mission Impossible timeline.

entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

MIB

Graphic Novel

Lowell Cunningham

1990-01-01

Original comic series, not part of film continuity.

2

MIB

Graphic Novel

Lowell Cunningham

1991-05-01

Original comic series, not part of film continuity.

3

MIB

Graphic Novel

1997-01-01

Follow the comics, not part of film continuity.

4

MIB

Film

Ed Solomon

1997-07-02

5

MIB

TV Episode

Frank Paur

1997-10-11

6

MIB

TV Episode

Nathan Chew

1997-10-18

7

MIB

TV Episode

Frank Paur

1997-10-25

8

MIB

TV Episode

Michael Goguen

1997-11-01

9

MIB

TV Episode

Dennis Woodyard

1997-11-08

10

MIB

TV Episode

Dennis Woodyard

1997-11-15

11

MIB

TV Episode

Nathan Chew

1997-11-22

12

MIB

TV Episode

Michael Goguen

1997-12-06

13

MIB

TV Episode

Nathan Chew

1997-12-13

14

MIB

TV Episode

Michael Goguen

1997-12-20

15

MIB

TV Episode

Frank Paur

1998-01-10

16

MIB

TV Episode

Dennis Woodyard

1998-02-14

17

MIB

TV Episode

Dennis Woodyard

1998-05-16

18

MIB

TV Episode

Nathan Chew

1998-09-19

19

MIB

TV Episode

Mike Goguen

1998-09-26

20

MIB

TV Episode

Chris Dozois

1998-10-03

21

MIB

TV Episode

Nathan Chew

1998-10-10

22

MIB

TV Episode

Christopher Dozois

1998-10-24

23

MIB

TV Episode

Michael Goguen

1998-10-31

24

MIB

TV Episode

Nathan Chew

1998-11-07

25

MIB

TV Episode

Christopher Dozois

1998-11-14

26

MIB

TV Episode

Michael Goguen

1998-11-21

27

MIB

TV Episode

Michael Goguen

1998-12-12

28

MIB

TV Episode

Nathan Chew

1999-01-16

29

MIB

TV Episode

Christopher Dozois

1999-01-23

30

MIB

TV Episode

Nathan Chew

1999-02-06

31

MIB

TV Episode

Jane Wu Soriano

1999-10-02

32

MIB

TV Episode

Bryan Andrews

1999-10-09

33

MIB

TV Episode

Christopher Berkeley

1999-10-23

34

MIB

TV Episode

Christopher Berkeley

1999-11-06

35

MIB

TV Episode

Nathan Chew

1999-11-13

36

MIB

TV Episode

Darwyn Cooke

1999-11-20

37

MIB

TV Episode

Vincenzo Trippetti

1999-12-04

38

MIB

TV Episode

Bryan Andrews

2000-01-15

39

MIB

TV Episode

Darwyn Cooke

2000-01-22

40

MIB

TV Episode

Christopher Berkeley

2000-02-05

41

MIB

TV Episode

Bryan Andrews

2000-03-04

42

MIB

TV Episode

Vincenzo Trippetti

2000-03-25

43

MIB

TV Episode

Darwyn Cooke

2000-04-08

44

MIB

TV Episode

Jane Wu Soriano

2000-05-20

45

MIB

TV Episode

Curt Walstead

2000-09-16

46

MIB

TV Episode

Chuck Drost

2000-09-23

47

MIB

TV Episode

Michael Goguen

2000-09-30

48

MIB

TV Episode

Chris Dozois

2000-10-07

49

MIB

TV Episode

Chris Dozois

2000-10-21

50

MIB

TV Episode

Chris Berkeley

2001-04-14

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