Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 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:
A T-Shirt For Ants – Value $10?
So far, Comic Block has had my favorite shirts of all the geek boxes, and with this month’s exclusive shirt, they have gone 3 for 3 in my book. This month is a large graphic Ant-Man t-shirt. While I wish the shirts weren’t the really heavy duty Gildan shirts, this is still something I’m keeping!
Arc Reactor Coaster – Value ?
There are some really impressive light-up Arc Reactor coasters out there – this is just a graphic one (it almost feels and looks like a large button). I like this as the small inclusion this month, and I’m using it right now!
*Note: I’m pulling the values from the retail price off the comics themselves.
Lando #1 – Value $3.99
To my surprise, this was my least favorite this month. I can definitely see this run getting good, but I wasn’t to interested in continuing after issue #1. Also – this comes with a bonus digital edition of Secret Wars House of M #1 – I’m excited for that!
Negative Space #1 – Value $3.99
I’m on the fence of continuing this one. While there wasn’t a character that I was pulling for, or tied to, it did have a unique and interesting storyline. I may pick it up in the future, but there is just too many other really good runs right now!
Star Trek/Green Lantern The Spectrum War #1 – Value $3.99
This was my favorite this month, hands down! I would say that I have a passing interest in both franchises, but I absolutely loved this story and the illustration style – and it’s a DC/IDW crossover with a Comic Block exclusive cover, so that’s cool too. IDW is absolutely winning my heart with this, TMNT, and Ghostbusters! Looks like I need to try out the Star Trek run too!
Verdict: I really enjoy Comic Block quite a bit, and this month is no exception. I’m using all the items from this month’s block already! The value in this box, as well as other comic subscriptions, is in the curation and discovery – and so far I’ve loved all the comic boxes I’ve tried and you’ll be seeing more and more comic box reviews from me in the near future – enough to possibly do and end-of-the-month showdown!
What did you think of this month’s Comic Block?