"The Devils in the Desert" Part 3
Jurassic Park: The Devils in the Desert #3 (IDW)
Story and Art by John Byrne
InGen takes a hand.
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issue by Patrick Hayes on PopApostle
On page 1, Dr. Pettigrew seems to confirm that the
Pteranodons of this story are in southern California.
On page 2, panel 3, notice Dr. Cobb has a screensaver of the
InGen logo on his computer monitor.
On page 3, Dr. Pettigrew uses a pay phone placed by a company
called TPC. This appears to be a fictional phone company.
Possibly TPC is meant to stand for "The Phone Company" (which is
a real world
volunteer network providing a free
email-to-fax service, but does not produce pay phones).
When the sheriff sees the InGen men's vehicle, he comments,
"Doesn't anybody just drive a normal car anymore?" The InGen
vehicle is a consumer Hummer (based on the military Humvee, a
modified version of which is driven by Agent Harding in previous
When Dr. Kanada of InGen tries to pass off the recent mutilations
and deaths in the desert as mutations caused by the nuclear
tests of the 1950s, Liz asks, "Like that big spider I heard
about as a girl?" I'm not sure what she's referring to, but
possibly it's a joking reference by her to some B-movie such as
Tarantula (1955), which is set in the fictional town of
Desert Rock, Arizona, but was largely filmed in and around the
southern California desert town of Lucerne Valley.
On page 6, Liz remarks that she's no Einstein.
Einstein, of course, is a reference to
Albert Einstein, the renowned German theoretical physicist who
refused, during a visit to America in the 1930s, to return to Germany after
Hitler came into power, and became an American citizen.
Also on page 6, the sheriff and Dr. Alvarez take the InGen
"investigators" to see the remains of the
Pteranodons, stored at the Anderson Meat Packing
Company plant. This appears to be a fictional business.
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