Friday, March 11, 2011

Jurassic Park: The Devils In The Desert #3 Review

You're probably wondering where the new YouTube content is. Well, frankly there's a lot of shit happening at once right now and I'm just running to catch up. I have them scripted, but I have to film the damn things. So in the meantime, let's talk about Devils In The Desert. Spoiler alert.

Issue 3 starts with a scientist from the university that the Alvarezes trying to bribe InGen about the events in southern California but Allan Cobb, the director of biological studies at InGen, tells him that he should've bribed before giving out valuable information and kicks the scientist out, threatening to sue if he goes to the press. The scientist then calls an old friend of his to organize a hunting trip and we cut to Agent Harding in the hospital with the Dr. Alvarezes and the Sheriff Tobias as Cobb and Dr. Kanada from InGen arrive and examine the Pteranodon corpses and they determine there were six eggs but perhaps only four or so survived into maturity. Deputy Jackson calls Tobias and tells him that he and his sons have found three of the Pteranodons. The guys from InGen haul out some special All Terrain Vehicles that they use for population control on the islands and begin to deploy their traps on the Pteranodons, but a group of hunters show up, only to have one of them killed (the poor sap on the cover) and another gravely injured in the process. InGen and the deputies tell the hunters to take a hike and then InGen's guys take away the two captured Pteranodons. Dr. Alvarez tries to convince Cobb that there might be a third Pteranodon flying around but Cobb is being a stereotypical evil businessman basically telling her to stuff it. As Cobb drives off, Tobias, Jackson and Alvarez devise a plan to begin their search for the remaining Pteranodon...

This issue is not terrible but I don't find it as good as the last two. I dunno if it just feels like nothing really happens or if I'm sick of the asshole businessmen stereotype or if I am getting a little tired of the whole "trying to hook Sara and Will back up" angle. Another minor gripe that I have is that the guys from InGen keeps saying the "islands," even though Isla Nublar was destroyed, but I've gone on that rant a few too many times. Other than that, I'm looking forward to next month where the series wraps up and maybe we'll have an announcement on the next Jurassic Park story arc from IDW Publishing.

-The Cynic


  1. Sounds wouldn't happen to know if this is online yet, do you? I bought the others but don't know when I'll be able to get the third issue...?

  2. "the Alvarezes" No, they're actually Dr. Ramirez and Dr. Alvarez. Presumably Monica is married?

    I wonder if her character is named after Luis and Walter Alvarez, the scientists who came up with the asteroid hypothesis for dinosaur extinction.

  3. The names are different? Shit, must've overlooked that. My bad.