Comic Block vs Comicboxer – August 2015
Since I’ve been getting more into comic book subscriptions – I thought it’d be good to do a comparison post for comic boxes too! Let me know if you like the post and if I should keep these going!
Just a note before starting – Some comic boxes include exclusive items – so I try to give a fair estimate value for those items. I’m pulling the comic values as the listed value on the comic itself
The Cost: $13.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $6 to Canada, $6 to US, $10 Worldwide)
Number of items: 5
Value of items: $27
Exclusive Items: Red Sonja/Conan Variant, X-Files Variant, Heart and Brain Print
Synopsis: While I wasn’t thrilled with every comic included, I was super excited to try out the latest X-Files comic, and it didn’t disappoint! I thought the Spider-Gwen shirt was cool, but I’d rather get more comics :). X-Files was easily my favorite here.
The Cost: $27.99
Number of items: 6
Value of items: $22
Synopsis: While this came in under the value I paid (This is definitely a box where you’re paying for discovery and curation) – it had the most titles that I was excited for. Invader Zim, Book of Death, and We Stand On Guard were all awesome, and the Civil War Secret Wars run is one of my favorites. We Stand On Guard was my favorite this month.
The Cost: $25 ($17.50 + s/h)
Number of items: 4
Value of items: $85
Synopsis: Comic Bento only sends out graphic novels, so it’s a bit different from the other two in terms of price and value. That being said, I’m really not into vampires so I wasn’t jumping for joy at any of these titles. This was only my first month, so I’ll keep it going for a bit in hopes that the titles improve for me. That being said – the value is great if you like 3-4 of the titles. I haven’t started any of these yet, so I can’t pick a favorite.
Favorite Box: Comicboxer. While it was under value, it provided me with a couple new titles to binge on. That’s what I’m looking for!
Favorite Item: X-Files Season 11 #1 from Comic Block. I love IDW, and this did not disappoint. My only issue is that now I’ll need to binge read Season 10 before continuing!
What was you favorite box, and favorite item this month? Have your say in the poll below and tell us about your favorite item in the comments!