Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2015
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Comic Block
The Cost: $13.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $6 to Canada, $6 to US, $10 Worldwide)
COUPON: Use coupon code MSA10 to save 10% off the first month of any Nerd Block subscription! (Apply coupon at the very end of checkout).
The Products: an exclusive comic themed shirt, 3 comic books, and a comic-themed collectible
Each box comes with an info card detailing the items included:
Spider-Gwenom? T-shirt – Value $10?
Here is this month’s exclusive ShirtPunch t-shirt depicting Gwen Stacy in her Spider-Gwen form…with a little mix of Venom thrown in. I like that the shirt is timed pretty well with the Spider-Gwen run.
DC Bombshells #1 – Value $3.99
Red Sonja/Conan #1 – Value $3.99
Here are 2 of 3 comics this month. I don’t follow the characters that both series are based on – but I love discovering new series, and these being 1 issues certainly help a lot! When I was younger, my brother and I (especially my brother) really loved the Conan movies, so I’m curious if it will translated for me in comic form. Also – the Red Sonya/Conan issue is a Comic Block exclusive variant cover.
X-Files Season 11 #1 – Value $3.99
Here’s my exciting find of the month – X-Files Season 11 #1! This is also a Comic Block exclusive cover, and I especially love this variant cover made to look like an old-school action figure box! I’ve heard really good things about season 11 while at the comic store, and I happen to be a big fan of IDW, so I was planning on trying this anyways. I did get a bit of a plot spoiler at the store though as they were playing the episode the early issues call upon. But fear not, I won’t spoil it for you.
Heart and Brain Print – Value $5?
This is an exclusive print of The Awkward Yeti’s Heart and Brain webcomic. It’s printed on a nice, thicker, card stock – so it’d be good for framing.
Verdict: While I’m not personally excited for every comic included, I still think it’s a great box. It always comes in over value with the shirt + additional item (which is usually something very small), so that in itself is great, and makes it a nice choice when considering a box to get into, or back into, comics! Comic boxes have absolutely got me back into many series, and now I’m making multiple trips to the comic store each month!
What did you think of this month’s Comic Block? What’s your current favorite series?