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Book Title: Doctor Who: Hunters of the Burning Stone|
The author of the book: Scott Gray
ISBN 13: 9781846535451
Edition: Panini UK Ltd
Date of issue: January 14th 2014
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[NB, for some commentary as to why I like the DWM-strip collections, and a bit about the splitting of this and the previous volume into separate codices, see my review of The Chains of Olympus]
I found the short, 1-strip "Imaginary Enemies" to be a delight. A lot of the commentary on Amy and Rory tends to treat them as separate - going so far as to hate Rory as an impediment to Doctor/Amy chemistry and to act as though pregnancy storylines are an implication sexism - and ignore the fact that a married couple as a collected companion and dealing with things like pregnancy in Whoniverse are show firsts. "Imaginary Enemies" is an attempt to fill in some of the earlier days of Amy and Rory, and as such is non-Who, but attaches nicely to the background as sat out.
As for the "The Broken Man" and "Hunters of the Burning Stone", the story arc is largely pulling 50th Anniversary duty by examining the nature of what Doctor Who is. Things that should be good are used for evil, things that can be used for evil are potentially good. There is subterfuge with a high cost, and honesty at a penalty. The Doctor gets all bravado in one moment, and then is faced with doubts in the next. While they do keep that Saturday Morning cartoon feel I praised in the linked review, above, they shunt it a little bit for some myth building and serious discussion. This works in places, and feels repetitive in others, but generally is a positive thing by several notches.
The return of Ian and Barbara is a great moment, and is exactly the sort of thing that a DWM strip can pull in a way that few other mediums could, marred only mildly by giving Ian nearly all the best lines while not quite giving Barbara her due (she even has a younger female to lecture, though rarely takes it). Still, Ian fans will be delighted. As for the individual stories, they both have a tendency to go for exactly the sort of thing that is world-destroying-yet-quickly solved, nuWho's constant bane, but at least the resolution to "Hunters of the Burning Stone", given most of an entire strip on its own (rather than just a couple of panels) fits the mythos of the show so beautifully that it feels like instant canon. The drawback is perhaps felt by an establishment of "yet-another-overreaching-human-organization" near the end. The show has long chided UNIT and Torchwood for being what the show's writers have made them, and while I can see the appeal of DWM having something like that on their own, it feels like another foil for the Doctor to lecture as they bumble through.
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