Comic Bento Subscription Box Review – August 2015
Comic Bento is a geek/comic subscription box that sends a surprise selection of graphic novels with at least $60 worth of comics in every box!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Comic Bento
The Cost: $25 ($17.50 + s/h)
The Products: A surprise selection of graphic novels with at least $60 worth of comics
Ships to: US and Canada
Good To Know: I’m calculating value for each novel based on their sticker value and not from online websites like Amazon.
The box included a card with some information about each selection this month. This month was their very first publisher spotlight and focused solely on Dynamite Entertainment novels.
The packing was great too. The graphic novels were packaged in plastic wrap, and the entire thing was stuffed with bubble wrap to protect the edges of the hardcover and softcover graphic novels.
New Vampirella Volume 1 – Value $24.99
I’m not into vampires at all so this is a bit of a miss for me personally. It does get pretty good reviews online, and I’ll probably give a shot. The volume collects Vampirella Vol. 2 issues 1-6.
Complete Dracula – Value 24.99
Again, not into vampires, so I was pretty bummed when the second graphic novel was vampire-based again! This one is a hardcover volume – I think it’s great that they included a hardcover volume, I definitely tend to prefer hardcover. This one gets great reviews and the artwork looks pretty cool. Just flipping through it, it seemed to visually have a Hellboy feel to it, which is a good sign for me!
Fear Nothing – Dean Koontz – Value $14.99
I’m not a big Dean Koontz fan, and I wasn’t thrilled by the artwork in this volume. That being said, I know he’s a popular author and it may translate to the graphic novel. I’m a massive Stephen King fan, and his Dark Tower series is absolutely awesome as a graphic novel! Lets hope this is the same.
Grimm Vol 1 – Value $19.99
This is, yet again, another show/book/theme that I don’t follow. I definitely like it visually, so I’ll have to give this one a shot.
VERDICT: While this box didn’t personally suit me – it definitely checks off a bunch of check boxes for a great subscription box! I love discovering through comic boxes, so these titles will definitely force me outside of my comfort zone – and that’s probably a good thing. Not only that, I’ll have an entire volume if I like it! That’s exciting! On top of the that, the value is excellent – this comes in around an $85 value – you really can’t beat that! While I didn’t get excited for these titles, what did excite me was the premise of this box – and I’m eager to get my second shipment next month.
What did you think of Comic Bento? Are there comics here that you’d recommend? I’ll need a place to start!