Wow, this is so different than the movie, and also very different from my mental idea of the book when I read it a couple years ago. I enjoyed the different take on it, but I think overall I prefer the quirky style of the movie. I did think that the other parents were more creepy in this version, and the other mother really creeped me out in every panel. Coraline seems more internally stronger than the movie, more true to her heroic book form. She's definitely a strong heroine.