Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016
They’ve recently changed the format of this box, increasing the cost and the kind of items they are sending.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Comic Block
The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $6 to Canada, $6 to US, $10 Worldwide)
COUPON: Use coupon code MSA10 to save 10% off the first month of any Nerd Block subscription! (Apply coupon at the very end of checkout).
The Products: $60+ value, featuring an exclusive comic themed shirt, 4-6 comic collectibles
Ships to: Worldwide!
Just a quick note. This is month 2 of the new format. In the past, the comics were the highlight of this block, now it’s more of a balance between comics and comic-related collectibles.
Each month comes with a card detailing each item in your box.
Captain America Shirt – Value $10?
Now that ShirtPunch has the rights to Marvel apparel, the shirts have been awesome across the blocks. This one is no different. This is just a classic Captain America design and I’m thrilled with it!
Black Panther POP – Value $9.27 on Amazon
This month featured Civil War POPs. You could have received Iron Man, The Winter Soldier, Cap, or Black Panther – and I received the latter. Unfortunately, I own this POP already (I was pulling for Winter Soldier!), but it’s just an awesome design.
I think Black Panther has one of the coolest suits in the cinematic universe.
Funko ReAction Reverse Flash – Value $9.33 on Amazon
They also include a Reverse Flash Funko ReAction figure. I’m not a major Flash or ReAction fan, so I was as pumped for this item.
Here’s a closer look at the figure.
Black Panther #1 – Value $4.99
I just received this issue in my Collector Corps box. I still have it pulled aside to read, but now I can store away my variant cover and I can read this normal edition. Again, awesome suit.
Aliens Defiance #1 – Value $3.99
The final item of the box arrives perfectly timed for April – since Aliens Day was April 26th. This is an exclusive variant for the box as well. I never got into the Alien/Predator craze (although Predator was a personal favorite a while ago for me) – I wonder if the comics will get me started into the craze? Only one way to find out…
Verdict: I like the new format of Comic Block. I was skeptical about reducing the number of comics when I first learned of the change, but after two deliveries, I think it’s a good idea to feature a box that guarantees comic-related items and comics, as opposed to primarily being about comics – since there are numerous subscriptions dedicated solely to comics. So, I’m excited for this box moving forward. This month had good value, too. Although I got some repeat items (such is the life of a POP and subscription box enthusiast), I can see how anyone would love this box.
What did you think of the April Comic Block?