"Dangerous Games" Part 2
Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games #2 (IDW)
Written by Erik Bear
Story Consultant: Greg Bear
Art by Jorge Jimenez
Cover by Jeff Zornow
Agent Espinoza is rescued by a female
dinosaur researcher who has "gone wild" on Isla Nublar. But is
she friend or foe?
Read a summary of the issue at the Jurassic Park Legacy website
Read a review of this
issue by Patrick Hayes on PopApostle
It seems that Parasaurolophus meat is all the rage on
Isla Nublar. On page 3, Dr. White offers Espinoza some roast
Parasaurolophus. And in
"Dangerous Games" Part
1, Espinoza killed one for food (though he was chased away
from it by a carnosaur).
The Dr. Frances White who appears in this mini-series may be
inspired by the real world Dr. Francis J. White of the
Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon. Both are
described as experts in animal behavior and the real Dr. White
has done extensive research on bonobos (pygmy chimpanzees),
while the Dr. White on page 4 is shown in flashback holding the
hand of what appears to be a chimp. There is also similarity
between Dr. White and the character of Dr. Belvedere, a
female expert in gorilla behavior and communication who first
appeared in "The Wild" and was killed
Dr. White's story of how she was brought into the Jurassic Park
project early on by John Hammond suggests that she is the
scientist who discovered the parental bonding of newly hatched
Velociraptors to the first living creature they see, as
exhibited in Jurassic Park
(particularly the novel).
The InGen executive called Ludlow that Dr. White mentions in her
story is presumably Peter Ludlow, Hammond's nephew, who plays a
prominent role in The Lost
World and Redemption.
The big-game hunter also mentioned here must be Robert
The raptors depicted on page 5 in Dr. White's flashback story
appear more like the featherless ones of
Jurassic Park rather than the
feathered ones seen in the "current day" scenes of this story.
On page 8, Espinoza refers to Isla Nublar as the
Land of the Lost!
Notice that Tiburon has three scar marks on his right shoulder
on page 9 (and later pages). Probably intended to convey a past
altercation with a dinosaur on the island.
On page 10, Cazares' hunter, Tiburon, spies Espinoza's track
through the jungle and says, "Loteria." This is the name of a
Mexican card game similar to the more well-known game Bingo. So,
Tiburon is essentially saying, "Bingo," at having found
The carnosaur Dr. White introduces Espinoza to on pages 11-15 is
a tyrannosaurid (note the two-clawed forelimbs).
On page 20, one of Cazares' men refers to the raptors as
oversized turkeys. This is a callback to the disparaging remark
by the young boy at the Montana dig site in
Jurassic Park, who referred to Dr.
Grant's raptor skeleton as "a six-foot turkey." And, of course,
the way the raptors are depicted in this story, with feathers,
makes them that much more turkey-like.
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