Blindbox Comics Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2016
Blindbox Comics is one of the newer comic subscription boxes out there. They have 3 different purchase options – BlindBox, BlindVariant, or BlindBox + BlindVariant in month-to-month, 3, 6, or 12-month frequencies.
This is a review of the BlindBox + BlindVariant subscription!
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The Subscription Box: Blindbox Comics
The Cost: BlindBox – $20.99/month, BlindVariant – $12.99/month, BlindBox+BlindVariant – $27.99/month + $5 s/h
COUPON: Save $5 off your first box with coupon code MSA5!
The Products: “Blindbox Comics is a monthly comic book subscription box that includes five regular monthly releases and one exclusive variant cover.”
Ships to: US
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Typically, Blindbox Comics sends out an information sheet with each delivery. Mine was missing this month, but they happily provided me with a digital version!
These information sheets provide some details on each comic along with notes from the Blindbox Comics team.
New Super-Man #1 – Value $2.99
My first comic was from the DC Rebirth line. Like the New 52 revamping of all of its series, Rebirth is looking to give new life to its characters. This is a completely new character – This Super-Man is an ordinary kid living in Shanghai, China. What made this character a little different/interesting to me was that he’s a bully in his origin story. I’m actually not a big Superman fan in general, so I probably won’t continue this line, but I like the new take on keeping a classic character alive.
I definitely recommend this to Superman fans. But, it might not be your cup of tea if you don’t follow the Man of Steel.
Horizon #1 – Value $2.99
The new comic is from Image Comics, who I love for Saga and Paper Girls, so I was excited to read this. I really liked the beginning of this story! This issues almost has a Memento feel to it – we don’t know much about the character, even by the end of the issue, but by the final page – everything is ready to kick off!
I can recommend this to Saga fans – to me, it almost feels like it could be a tale from within the same timeline.
The Paybacks #1 – Value $3.50
The next issue for August was The Paybacks from Heavy Metal. This one was GREAT. Again this is another the I plan to continue – it was a great, and slightly more mature, storyline all culminating with the beginning of something fantastic by the final page.
Give this one a shot if you’re looking for something original!
Heroism doesn’t come cheap, so when superheroes borrow money to finance their genetic enhancements or crime-fighting supercomputers, their debts make student loans look like IOUs! Enter the Paybacks, a repo squad composed of bankrupt former heroes here to foreclose on everybody’s secret lairs!
Black Hammer #1 – Value $3.99
Ok, there may have been too many good titles this month, because this is another that I’m really looking forward to continuing! Black Hammer follows a group of superhumans in hiding after a very public and famous battle. They’re living in plain sight, but getting a bit anxious to exit their exile.
HEROES NEVER DIE…THEY JUST GET RETCONNED! Once they were heroes, but the age of heroes has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City…Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien…now lead simple lives in a timeless farming town. Even as they try to find their way home, trouble has a unique way of finding heroes wherever they are!
Betty & Veronica #1 – Value $3.99
The final comic this month was Betty and Veronica. Following a successful re-imagining for Archie, we also get a reimagining of the famous Betty and Veronica. This did leave me wanting to continue the series or the Archie series for that matter, but that’s ok – we had a lot of successes this month!
The most highly-anticipated debut in comics history is here! Betty and Veronica are America’s sweethearts… until they turn on each other! Pops’ Chocklit Shoppe is being taken over by a huge coffee company. When Betty and Veronica go head-to-head over the issue, all bets are off! Friendships will shatter. Cities will burn. Nails will be broken.
BONUS: Rafael De Latorre Sketchbook
This month had an extra bonus as well. They randomly inserted a sign Rafael De Latorre sketchbook in shipments! I was lucky enough to get one – and it’s fantastic.
It’s signed on the first page.
It has beautiful artwork in its 37-pages of glory, spanning across characters from Hellboy to Batman.
Animosity #1 – Value ?
This was a very special month for BlindVariant. There were three variant levels, including one SUPER rare variant that was limited to 20 issues total, in the world. The super rare issues are getting bids on eBay from $450 – $500! I didn’t get the super rare issue, but I got the mid-tier issues – which is going for $50-60 on eBay – still a great pick up!
The issue is a cool read too! From Amazon:
One day, the Animals woke up.
They started thinking. They started talking.
They started taking revenge.
Now, a dog and his girl are trying to get away–out of New York City, and all the way to San Francisco, to the only person who might be able to protect and save her.
Verdict: This is easily my best Blindbox Comics delivery yet. I found 3-4 titles that I’m going to continue and picked up super valuable variants at the same time. I honestly can’t ask for anything else from a comics subscription! I highly suggest this subscription if you stick to a set of characters but would like to expand, or, want to take a gamble on receiving a crazy-rare variant!
What did you think of August’s Blindbox Comics? Were you lucky enough to get the embossed super-rare variant?