I've been reading these collections of Doctor Who Magazine comic strips for awhile, they're pretty excellent work and I also love to read the commentary sections in the back as well. Most of these collections are kind of thick and they usually collect 10 of these serial strips together in their self-contained 'arcs', sort of like the television series--one Doctor Who story has several episodes, (in Old Who fasion) and they are part of an overarching series. (mostly in New Who fashion)
However, this particular section of Doctor Who Magazine strips are different--they broke the series in half, like they have been doing with series 6 and 7 of the new Who. So this is part one of this particular series in Doctor Who Magazine, starting the over-reaching arc, and Hunters of the Burning Stone concludes that arc in spectacular, 50th anniversary fashion. What with the nature of the show/stories, I supposed this had to be done, but you will still have to purchase Hunters of the Burning Stone to get the overall arc, but I bought both of these together, so that was good enough for me.
In the previous Doctor Who magazine collection, The Child of Time, these were the first Eleventh Doctor comic strips, starting in Series Five with the introduction of Amy Pond, but then things got complicated...the comic strips had an overall arc, and the commentary section mentioned that halfway through, Series Six started, and Rory Williams was part of the crew on television, but they could not really stick the character into the comic strips without disrupting the arc/having to explain everything that happened on television, so no Rory Williams in The Child of Time. But here, starting in Chains of Olympus, we finally get Rory Williams traveling together with the Doctor and Amy, and he is excellent. (Rory the Roman makes an appearance! Clash of the Titans style!)
Anyway, the adventures are excellent, but the Amy/Rory era is starting to wind down...their final comic strips will be in the next collection, and they are sort of heart-breaking in their own way. But the adventure continues, with a new mystery/arc phrase...What lies buried in Man?