Comic Bento Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2016
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 ($20 + $5 s/h)
COUPON: Save 15% off of any length subscription with coupon code FRIEND15
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 Amped and focused on music!
Alice Cooper: Welcome To My Nightmare – Value $24.99
The first music-related comic is this Alice Coper comic. From Amazon:
Rock n’ roll legend Alice Cooper has never been a stranger to the mystic and the macabre. His stage shows were the stuff of legend, featuring snakes and pyrotechnics, the invocation of dark themes and darker forces. But while he was a legend in the waking world, few knew his service as “The Lord of Nightmares” beyond it, where he watched over us while we dreamed, and delivered horrors unto the deserving. Only someone took it all away from him, cast him out of his realm, and locked him away. No longer enslaved to the Clan Black, Alice Cooper will reclaim his dark throne at all costs. All hail the Godfather of Shock Rock!
I never thought I’d see Alice Cooper as a main character in a comic book – but here it is!
With their infectious brand of Scottish indie pop, Belle & Sebastian have been cult and critical favorites for years. The band’s colorful lyrics and gorgeous, full bodied melodies have provided Image Comics with the inspiration for a new kind of comic anthology. WithPut the Book Back on the Shelf, a stellar collection of independent comic creators and cartoonists put their own spins on a cross section of Belle & Sebastian’s songs, crafting stories inspired by the band’s music, drawn from the band’s entire catalog.
This is really cool. I wish more bands would have comics inspired by their works. I had to put on some Belle & Sebastian while I’m writing this. This is my favorite of the month.
Death Sentence – Value $16.99
This one got good reviews. From Amazon:
Three people infected with the G+ virus, which grants them incredible powers – but which will kill them in six months!
Will they fade away – or go out in a blaze of glory? From the streets of London to the North Atlantic, from muses lost to futures thrown away – Death Sentence is the jaw-dropping next step in superpowered storytelling!
Interesting. They include this in their music theme, because, they say “Music is often boiled down to three things: Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll.” It’s a bit of a stretch for the theme – but it looks like an interesting read.
Amazing Spider-Man Edge Of Spider-Verse – Value $15.99
I was about to start reading Spider-Gwen on my Marvel Unlimited account last night, so this is timed just right for me. This is a cool entry into the music theme this month because it features a story written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. I’m excited to jump into this!
Verdict: I really had fun with this month’s theme from Comic Bento. At first, it was kind of confusing during unboxing, but once you read through the info card it brings it all together nicely. I’m excited to read 3 of the 4 volumes, and I’m still somewhat interested in the Alice Cooper comic because it’s Alice Cooper!
What did you think of the February Comic Bento?