I'm a big Indiana Jones fan so I recently went through all of the Indy comics. Here's a bit of a rundown.
Thunder in the Orient – a solid 6-parter. The art is pretty mediocre and the story wastes some of its limited mileage with unnecessary meandering, subsequently rushing the ending. But the positives still outweigh the negatives. Good shit. I remember seeing it being advertised in other comics as a kid, thinking it had the coolest covers. Always wanted to read it but couldn’t find it pre-internet. Well fuck you, pre-internet, I read it now.
Arms of Gold – a decent entry undercut by its short length. Just as things were starting to get interesting they are wrapped up in a rushed manner, disappointingly. Should have been much longer or even a part of a larger project. The art and specifically art direction is really nice, however.
Golden Fleece – this one is weird, while not completely terrible, especially for a two-parter, it feels absolutely nothing like Indiana Jones. Doubly so because of the over-pretentious inner monologues they added. It comes off as a completely separate work where they just named the protagonist Indiana Jones to ride off of an established IP. The art is also pretty average at best.
Iron Phoenix – this one doesn’t feel like Indiana Jones either but it’s a decent read and I liked the Russian waifu. The art is inconsistent but nice in its detail and is pleasant enough to look at. The most interesting part about it, of course, is the fact that it’s based on the cancelled LucasArts game of the same name, the sequel to the excellent Fate of Atlantis. As a comic, however, it’s written somewhat poorly, to a point where it’s simply hard to follow the narration. It is fun, however, to try and recreate in your head how the game could have looked like based on this blueprint.
Sargasso Pirates – once again they can’t get Indy right; in fact he’s kind of a loser in this one. But for what it’s worth, this is actually a pretty decent read. Solid art too.
The Shrine Of The Sea Devil – a rather weak one-shot, not much to say about it except for pretty good art direction.
Spear of Destiny – yet another cancelled LucasArts vidya that got loosely adapted into a comic; a sister-piece to the Iron Phoenix of sorts. The pattern of them being unable to get Indy properly continues here as well, mostly thanks to the terrible inner monologues they have to plaster over every panel. But all in all it’s an okay read I guess. The art is pretty meh and the comic is obsessed with telling you about muh ebil Nazis to the point of comedy.
Tomb of the Gods – a pretty good 4-parter. Though the last chapter was kinda shit and being released as a tie-in for the fourth film it has a palpable stylistic similarity to it, unfortunately. Being a modern comic it has that digital art style that I’m not a fan of.
Indiana Jones Adventures – I had the least amount of expectations for this one but it turned out to be one of the better ones. Talk about not judging a book by its cover. This two-parter has a very simplistic Bruce Timm, or whatever, type of art that might turn you off initially but it’s a pretty good read. Though it too was begat by the advertisement for the fourth movie, it doesn’t have any similarities or even tangential relation to it. Of the two episodic stories I liked the first one the most with the second one being a bit too generic. Very comfy.