Comic Bento Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 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 information card includes this month theme – which is “Rewriting History” and information on each book in your box.
X-Men: Days of Future Past – Value $19.99
This is a classic. You’ve probably seen the movie by now, but you should definitely read the comic (and even watch the animated series rendition) – it’s much more fun and engrossing, and of course – more mutants, including Wendigo!
Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol – Value $14.99
Wow – this is an intense read. Jurassic Pack meets Inglourious Basterds, and just as graphic.
Nazis, dinosaurs, and a war for all time!
When the Nazis develop time travel technology, only the Sarge and his misfit band of Chronos Commandos can stand against them – with the Cretaceous as their battleground!
Fearsome raptors, giant spiders, and a towering Nazi nemesis: the commandos face many foes in the fight for the future. The body count is high – and few will make it back alive!
This collection of the stunning first series is packed with exclusive features – including declassified files, unseen sketches, and blueprints.
Mankind: Story Of All Of Us – Value $14.99
This is a comic from The History Channel. While I like a good documentary, it doesn’t seem to translate well to comic form, for me. This comic was meant to go along with the Mankind tv event series.
Ivar Timewalker: Making History – Value $9.99
From the dawn of the dinosaurs…to the Battle of Trafalgar…to the end of time itself…the first century-spanning adventure of Ivar, Timewalker starts here! At this very moment in Geneva, Switzerland, history is being made. A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel — and jeopardize her life in the process. But she doesn’t know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the timestream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker, got there first… right? Now it’s down to history’s most jaded, most tempestuous time traveler to stop the worst of everything that is, was, and will be… before time runs out!
This is a really fun read with great art. Let me know what you thought of this one if you’re a subscriber!
Verdict: You’re always guaranteed to get more value than what you’ve paid with Comic Bento – that’s great, it’s never in doubt. If you’re a comic fan looking to read new stories (or in some cases, relive old stories), this is a subscription you’ll have fun with. In this case, not all the comics were hits for me, even at that, I was still over cost with value when deducting the value of one of the graphic novels.
What did you think of the May Comic Bento?