The Ninth Doctor, Rose, Jack and Tara head to Brazil on the next stop of their trans-temporal mystery tour. The Iara have long been thought a Brazilian myth but when these unearthly merfolk prove to be aquatic aliens making an unscheduled stop on planet Earth, the TARDIS team must establish their intentions and broker peace across the water barrier!
The second and final chapter of Slaver's Song
proves a satisfying conclusion to one of the most interesting Doctor Who
stories in recent memory. The setting of 17th century Brazil is novelty enough to set this apart from the countless stories set in modern-day London but Cavan Scott's script (based on a story by Scott and artist Adriana Melo) features a fair amount of dramatic irony as conquistador slavers suddenly find themselves fighting aliens of a similar mindset to their own.
Adriana Melo's artwork is somewhat erratic in this outing, with some panels where the inks seem too heavily applied and a few odd facial expressions. Still, the action is well choreographed and Marco Lesko's colors suitably eye-catching throughout.
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