Comic Bento Subscription Box Review – December 2015
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.)
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.
The box included a card with some information about each selection this month. This month’s theme was Throwbacks!
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.
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.
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.
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?