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Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016

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Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - box

Comic Block is a subscription box from Nerd Block that focuses on sending out comics and comic related goodies.

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).

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - inside

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!

Check out all of our Comic Block reviews and all of our Comic Subscription Reviews!

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - all items

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.

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - card

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - card back

Each month comes with a card detailing each item in your box.

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - Cap Shirt

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!

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - Black Panther POP

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.

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - POP out of box

I think Black Panther has one of the coolest suits in the cinematic universe.

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - Funko ReAction

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.

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - Reverse Flahs out of box

Here’s a closer look at the figure.

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon April 2016 - comics

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?

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.

2 Comments

  1. Did the plastic on your Flash figure come unattached as well? Mine didn’t look like it was ever attached.

    I wish this format was more in between this format and the old format. When they initially announced the new format, they made sound as if you’d be getting more/better comics and and an item or two that was more than the minimum they used to include. The block is just ok, and with few if any exclusives included, it’s really not worth the $30/month to me.

    • Yeah – it was completely opened. The glue they use on those ReAction figures is pretty poor. This is certainly not the first ReAction figure I’ve received that was opened upon delivery.

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