List of Sam & Max stories
The following is a comprehensive list of all official stories in the Sam & Max franchise.
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 comics
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 comics
- 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 comics
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 Sleep
- Main article: The Big Sleep
A webcomic that ran from 2005 through 2007.
 The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police
- 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 Universe
- Main article: Our Bewildering Universe (flash short)
A flash short featuring alien surgery.
 Season One machinima shorts
- 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 Christmas
- 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.
 Secret Origins: Skun'kape
- Main article: Secret Origins: Skun'kape
A two minute and twelve second long flash short that details the canon origin of General Skun'kape. However as stated by the creators at Telltale Games the events in this short will never be addressed in the actual Telltale Games series.
 Video Games
 Sam & Max Hit the Road
- Main article: Sam & Max Hit the Road
A graphic adventure game published by LucasArts in 1993.
 Sam & Max Plunge Through Space
- 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 Police
- 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 series
- 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. Sam & Max Season Two was later released. Season One was later renamed Save The World, Season Two was also renamed Beyond Time & Space, and the two seasons have come to Wii & XBox Live Arcade. Season 3, The Devil's Playhouse, was also released for PS3, PC & Max.