"Devils in the Desert" Part 2
Jurassic Park: The Devils in the Desert #2 (IDW)
Story and Art by John Byrne
Sheriff and FBI versus Pteranodons!
Read the story summary of this issue at Jurassic Park Legacy
Read a review of this
issue by Patrick Hayes on PopApostle
On page 5, Monica remarks that the dinosaurs bred by InGen on
the two islands are still alive and breeding. In the case of Isla
Nublar, this goes against what was stated in
that the dinosaurs on that island are gone now. And if Isla
Nublar still has living dinosaurs on it as well, why is all the
focus on Isla Sorna? Perhaps Isla Nublar is still under the
control of the U.S. military as seen previously in the various
Topps Comics mini-series? (Although the
mini-series from IDW suggests the U.S. military is no longer on
Also on page 5, Monica comments on how, in the Spring, the
prevailing winds blow from south of the equator across southern
California. This is generally true.
Again on page 5, Monica mentions that she saw Alan Grant give a
lecture a few years back where he called the dinosaurs of
Jurassic Park "genetically engineered theme park monsters." This
is from his lecture near the start of
Jurassic Park III (although it's possible Monica was
not at that exact lecture and Grant just used essentially that same
speech in a number of presentations across the country).
On page 13, Tom Gilmore, presumably a fellow FBI agent, tells
Agent Harding that the survivor of the British hiking group said that they were attacked by a flock of dinosaurs up on
Morton Ridge. The only real world Morton Ridge I have been able
to find in the southwest (as determined by the desert terrain
and flora last issue) is in the San Bernardino Mountains of
southern California; but the area is semi-forest, not desert. (I
oughta know, living in the area myself!).
On page 17, Monica remarks on the fact that real Pteranodons
did not have teeth, while these genetically modified ones
they've discovered do. Pteranodon, in fact, means "wing
without tooth", because most pterosaurs did have teeth. But
Pteranodons depicted in
Jurassic Park III also do not have teeth! So how did
the ones here acquire them? And how does Monica know these ones have
teeth...she hasn't seen them yet. Possibly she is basing her
conclusion on evidence from the torn up carcasses of humans and
cattle from the area.
Before Agent Harding is attacked by a surviving Pteranodon on
panel 1 of page 22, notice that a fairly subtle hint of it's
approach is seen in the bottom right corner of page 21.
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