Dakota Fanning … Coraline (voice)
Ian McShane … Mr. Bobinski (voice)
Teri Hatcher … Coraline’s Mother / Other Mother (voice)
Keith David … The Cat (voice)
Jennifer Saunders … Miss Forcible (voice)
Dawn French … Miss Spink (voice)
John Hodgman … Coraline’s Father / Other Father (voice)
We were lucky enough to see an advance screening of the film which opens in wide release February 6th. Henry Sellick has directed both the Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach so he knows his way around stop animation filming. Usually 3-D movies have only a few 3-D effects and most are lackluster or just some random thing popping out at you. This movie is designed to be seen in 3-D as the entire film and not just some stunt work. As such it is a much better 3-D experience and is without a doubt the best 3-D film I have ever seen. (This even includes Nightmare Before Christmas).
As he proved while writing Batman the Animated Series, Paul Dini is a great storyteller, even when not writing Batman specifically. This issue is part one of a Hush two-part story and follows the fall and rise of Hush. For those who do not know, Hush is Dr. Tommy Elliot former childhood friend of Bruce Wayne, who has discovered his secret and is jealous that Bruce’s parents died and left him with all of the money, while his parents held him to Bruce’s standards. When we last saw Hush
Based on the picture from issues 1 and 2 we seem to have the following members:
Iron Patriot who will more than likely be Norman Osborn
Spider-Man (Black) obviously Venom from the Thunderbolts
Hawkeye more than likely Bullseye from the Thunderbolts
Ms Marvel looks to be Moonstone from the Thunderbolts
Ares is Ares from the Mighty Avengers
Marvel Boy is the alternate dimension one from Secret Invasion
Wolverine will be Daken Wolverine’s Son
These appear to be the best guesses at who the new team members are.
We start with the trial of Hal Jordan before the Guardians and Alpha Lantern Kraken. She has accused him of hosting a New God and being responsible for crimes. Guy Garderner and Kyle Raynor show up to reveal that Kraken is actually Granny Goodness reborn. She starts to drain the central power battery in order to give all the power of the Green Lanterns to Darksied.
Andy Diggle ART BY Roberto De La Torre COLORS BY Frank Martin
COVER BY Francesco Mattina
This issue really spoils the ending of Secret Invasion by revealing that Norman Osbourne saves the Earth from the Skrull Invasion and is now adored by the public. The issue sets about the deconstruction of the team by taking out several members in various ways. Penance is drugged and will be sent off to a mental institution. The Radioactive Man is sent back to China and Songbird appears to be one second away from death at the hands of Bullseye. Norman Osbourne appears before a Congressional committee and blames them for the Skrull invasion. He also resigns as head of the Thunderbolts and says that he is disbanding the team. He also states that he has a meeting with the President to discuss a new role for himself. This will probably be as the head of SHIELD or another organization which will tie into the Dark Reign storyline as he will effectively be in charge of all heroes. The story pacing and artwork are phenomenal. Marvel should have held this issue until after SI #8 since it spoils the ending but it is a great issue. It gets 5 out of 5 Spider-Villains.