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Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2015

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Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon August 2015 - Box

Comic Block is a new subscription box from Nerd Block – this is their fourth mailing.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon August 2015 - inside

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

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon August 2015 - card front

Each box comes with an info card detailing the items included:

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon August 2015 - card back

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon August 2015 - shirt

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.

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon August 2015 - DC Bombshells and Red Sonja:Conan

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.

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon August 2015 - XFile and Art

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?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. My biggest problem with Comic Block is that I’m Canadian and so is the company, it ships from right around my area actually. (From Toronto, they’re in Oshawa) I think the price needs a but of a fix or they need to step up the collectable that comes with it. $30.77 after shipping in Canadian dollars. Finding it hard to find the value in this box.

  2. Really good Block! Awed by that X-Files cover!!!

  3. How are you storing your comics? Just asking because I am one of those folks who is interested in storing/ organizing things.

    • I don’t collection comics but I collect vintage entertainment magazines. ( in plastic drawers in plastic sleeves like you use in binders laying them alternating spines.)

    • I have 4 long boxes (that you can get at my comic store for like $7) and are themed marvel, DC, Image/other, and Gotham (for all the batman, batgirl, nightwing , ect ). I have the comics bagged and boarded and divided by series or occasionally by crossover event.

  4. Aww man! I got last months box as a gift and was super underwhelmed. This one looks amazing!!! I love spidergwen!

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