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Comic Bento Subscription Box Review – September 2015

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Comic Bento Subscription Box Review September 2015 - box

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.)

Comic Bento Subscription Box Review September 2015 - inside

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.

Comic Bento Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Card Front

Comic Bento Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Card Back

The box included a card with some information about each selection this month. This month’s theme was Fight The Fight.

Comic Bento Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Batman

Superman/Batman: Vengeance – Value $12.76 on Amazon

I’m excited to jump into this Batman/Superman volume from 2006.

Batman and Superman travel to an alternate Earth to kill the man responsible for the death of Lois Lane.

I’m in just on that tiny bit of info – sounds interesting!

Executive Assistant Iris – Value $13.26 on Amazon

This series is from 2011, and is completely new to me. The gist is that Iris is a hired gun for a CEO – just flipping through, I’m not sure that this one is for me. I definitely give it a shot though.

Comic Bento Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Highlander

X-O Manowar: Enter Ninjak – Value $13.43

This is actually volume 2 of this series. This comic gets great reviews on Amazon, and from a sizable amount of users – so I’m excited to give it a try and see if I have another series to try!

Highlander Volume 3 – Value $10.79

I’m assuming this is a ‘bonus’ volume this month, since it’s not mentioned on the card. My copy seems like it’s a second hand copy, I could be wrong, but the front and back covers are damaged and pages were stuck together for unexplainable reasons. I’m not sure what to think about their bonus volumes now, are they second hand volumes?

Comic Bento Subscription Box Review September 2015 - Daredevil

Daredevil Season One – Value $18.53

This month’s hardcover is a Daredevil volume! I had just finished reading Frank Miller’s The Man Without Fear, so I’m excited for this one. It doesn’t get great reviews, and I’ve read the first 10-15 pages – and I’d say it’s an ok rehashing of the origin story. I was excited that it came with a digital redemption to add to my Marvel digital library – but I just found out that the code expired 2 years ago, so I’m bummed.

Verdict: This is my second shipment from Comic Bento, and so far, I’m on the fence with this subscription. I like the idea of getting volumes in the mail, and I’m ok with getting older volumes since I haven’t kept up with comics in general. That being said – it’d be nice if they included 1 or 2 volumes from the current year. I think it could be a good subscription for catching up in comics, but anyone who follows comics closely would opt for a subscription that sends new issues.

 

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!
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2 Comments

  1. Also, if you read the card, it mentioned the Highlander books as bonuses. 🙂

  2. I’m so bummed I didn’t get Highlander Vol 3! I already had 1&2, and received #1 as my bonus.
    I’m loving the variety of the graphic novels. I’m a fairly new collector, so repeats will be rare save for the Highlander and Grimm ones I had. This is probably the box I look forward to most each month.

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