Jurassic Park: Raptors Attack #2 (Topps Comics)
Written by Steve Englehart
Pencils by Chaz Truog
Inks by Paul Fricke
Rafael sets in motion his plan to use the raptors.
Grant and Ellie attempt to escape from Rafael's compound but the
crime lord sics the two trained raptors on them and stops the
beasts just short of injuring them. We also learn that the two
scientists have named the two raptors Alf (Alpha) and Betty
(Beta) and the third, injured one, Celia (Cappa)...A, B, and C.
That same day, back at the CENTAMCOM hospital, Malcolm is
finally up and about from his injuries. He argues with the base
commander that he wants to join in the search for Grant and
Ellie, but the commander says he's not well enough. A man walks
in saying, "That's all right! I'll look after him!" It is Robert
Muldoon, who has miraculously survived the raptor attack that
occurred in Jurassic Park.
Back in Columbia, Rafael insists that Celia is now healthy
enough to begin her own training and join the other two as his
attack dogs. Weeks pass, but Celia's training does not progress
as well as Alf and Betty's did; her targeting of attack dummies
is not as pinpoint and concise as the other two. Rafael has a
job for the raptors and decides to leave Celia out of it.
The Venezuelan government issues indictments of Rafael in a
grand announcement in the city of Puerto Miranda, on the steps
of the central courthouse. Suddenly the back door of a moving
van opens up on the street and the two raptors are released to
attack the officials. In all the confusion on the street, a car
crashes into a power pole and the broken power lines cause
interference that prevents the raptors' electronic punishment
collars from working. The raptors quickly realize this and flee
into the jungle.
Soon the two beasts have reached Rafael's compound and they attack
the doors of the cage holding Celia. Grant and Ellie hear the
ruckus and rush to investigate. Celia is freed and she stops Alf
and Betty from attacking the two humans; it seems she remembers
that Ellie helped care for her after the bullet wound she suffered in
Rafael and his men return from Puerto Miranda and trigger the
raptors' collars which are working again away from the power
line interference. But the creatures fight through the pain and
kill Rafael, then race off into the jungle.
TO BE CONTINUED IN JURASSIC PARK: RAPTORS ATTACK #3
On page 1, Grant is inexplicably drawn wearing what appears to
be a wedding band on his finger! In later pages it has
On page 9, Rafael says, "Home
again, home again, jiggedy jig!"
He is quoting from a Mother
Goose nursery rhyme:
||To market, to market, to
buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.
To market, to market, to buy a
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog.
To market, to market, to buy a
Home again, home again, market
The government issues indictments of Rafael in the city of
Puerto Miranda. Puerto Miranda is a real city, but it is in
Venezuela, while we've been told that Rafael's
compound is hidden in the Columbian jungle. Still the city is
close enough to the border of Columbia that it might be argued
that Rafael crosses the border easily enough to hide in Columbia
and still have dealings in Venezuela. The raptors also seem to
run very quickly from the city to Rafael's compound to free
their sister. In the following issue, "Animals/Gods", Ellie says
that it took them 18 hours to walk from Rafael's compound in the
jungle to civilization.
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