"The Devils in the Desert" Part 4
Jurassic Park: The Devils in the Desert #4 (IDW)
Story and Art by John Byrne
Sheriff Tobias and Dr. Alvarez chase the
Pteranodons to the conclusion!
Read the story summary of this issue at Jurassic Park Legacy
Read a review of this
issue by Patrick Hayes on PopApostle
The zoo featured in this issue
is not named, but may be loosely
based on the San Diego Zoo,
seeing as its located in
southern California and the zoo
entrance has a topiary built
The fence of the zoo paddock into which the plane has crashed is
suggestive of the fence of the tyrannosaur paddock in
The gravestones on page 21 feature the names Rushton and Parady.
Writer/Artist John Byrne's father was Lord Rushton (Frank Byrne)
of England, who died in January 2011. "Parady" is most likely a
reference to actor Ron Parady (1940–2003), who was a friend of Byrne's. A
partial name "ruenwald" is seen on one of the gravestones; this
is probably a reference to Mark Gruenwald, a writer and editor
(and occasional artist) at Marvel Comics from 1978-1996, who
died in 1996.
Another gravestone on panel 4 of page 21 shows the Star of
David, indicating a person of Jewish faith is buried there.
Page 22, panel 2, shows two gravestones with just barely legible
names. One says Hendley, and I'm not sure to whom this is a
reference. The other says Frank Byrne, John Byrne's father; so
he gets two mentions in this issue, as befits a man's father.
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