by Victoria Irwin
The Doctor and the Nurse: Part Two opens on our title characters struggling to get a time-cult damaged TARDIS back to a stranded Amy Pond. Rory is openly frustrated after several failed attempts to get back to London to rescue his wife from a tsunami of beer. Using her quick thinking, Amy Pond has already saved herself from the historically destructive beer flood. She discovers that the Silence- a cult determined to kill the Doctor in the name of preserving the order of time- is behind the flood and corners their operative to question why they would attack civilians in London. After losing the operative to a time jump and accidentally discovering that she has the ability to change the outcome of the attack by rescuing civilians originally fated to die, Amy scours the city to rescue those people trapped and ensure they survive the day.
Brandon Seifert’s writing, as usual, is true to the scattered and jocund character of the Doctor. Despite a crisis involving one of his best-loved companions, the Doctor is still easily distracted by his time “attention-deficient hyperactivity.” When the TARDIS mistakenly lands in a miniaturized New York being terrorized by a seemingly giant gorilla, Rory forcibly has to return him to his spacecraft in an attempt to find Amy. The issue is a bit scattered, trying to fit in as many strange scenarios for the Doctor and Rory as possible, including a complete depletion of time energy in the TARDIS and a Cybermen attack. The sheer number of mistaken landings makes the sudden ending to the comic quite jarring and unexpected.
Phillip Bond and Ilias Kryiazis team up to lovingly illustrate an enormous floor of beer winding through the streets of the St Giles neighborhood in 1814. Amy is drawn to her beautiful self, despite having been covered in a wave of liberated alcohol.
Despite several chaotic events and a rather sudden stop, the issue is enjoyable and worth the cover price. I hope to see more from Seifert, Bond and Kryiazis in the future.