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Comic Bento Subscription Box Review – December 2015

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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.)

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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.

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

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Youngblood: Focus Tested – Value $9.99

This one looks like a fun read. Just browsing through the pages, I like that the art style is a little more cartoon/heavy cell-shaded – it looks fun. I haven’t read anything from Youngblood in the past, but this one is getting good reviews, so it’ll be fun to sit down and read this one when I get time.

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Battlestar Galactica: Memorial – Value $19.99

Here’s another incredibly popular show that I just haven’t watched/am scared to get sucked into! This one is also getting great reviews, and is an all-new adventure! I love these little offshoot stories of super-popular franchises.

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The Mighty Thor: Marvel Masterworks – Value $24.99

This is a cool collection, covering issue 83-100 of Journey Into Mystery, which introduces Thor! I’ve read a lot of these early issues of the avengers comic on Marvel Unlimited, so this will be fun to dive into the history of Thor.

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The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story – Value $49.99

This month we received a hardback comic as well, and it’s definitely a unique pick! This looks so fun. A comic rendition of the beginning of the Beatles and Brian Epstein, their original manager! I love the artwork, and will definitely be giving this a read soon.

Verdict: I’m having fun with Comic Bento so far. While each month hasn’t been a hit, and each volume isn’t a hit, it has been providing me with some cool stories to discover. It’s actually hard for me to define a target audience for this box because it’s not sending out new comic runs all the time – like most other comic boxes – but if you love graphic novels, this is the only box for you.

What did you think of December’s Comic Bento?

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.

5 Comments

  1. I know the reason I’m loving comic bento over some other comic subscriptions is that they send volumes rather than issues. 1 issue of something is such a fast read! I love having multiple issues compiled into one to decide whether I like something.

  2. I will add my two cents to persuade you to watch Battlestar Galactica. The 2004 version is absolutely amazing! You won’t regret it. The 1979 original has a lot of good stuff too, but may seem a bit outdated. Now go watch it and report back!

    • I second this!!!

  3. I second the recommendation that you need to watch BSG! I loved the new series and it went by so quickly.

  4. Eric, you seriously haven’t watched either the old or the new(er) battlestar galactica? You have to. Both shows are over and they didn’t have long runs. so it’s not as much of a commitment as you would imagine. But they are fun, insightful and thought provoking. I’m not a sci-fi fan myself, but I love these shows – the first as a kid, the second as an adult.

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