Blindbox Comics Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 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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Each month, you’ll be receiving timely comics from numerous different publishers. They can range from super-popular titles, Like Batman or Avengers, to little-known titles.
Each delivery comes with an information sheet, too. You can read about each issue and what the BlindBox Comics team thought of the issue. You’ll also find out about the BlindVariant at the bottom – it’ll detail the rarity for each variant.
Doom Patrol #1 – Value $3.99
I had just received this in my September Comic Block, so it was a duplicate for me. This one has a small, cool, feature on the cover – the burrito peels away showing a galaxy behind it. As I said in the Comic Block review, this is a strange title and I’m not sure if it’s going to be for me or not.
Josie and the Pussycats #1 – Value $3.99
The success of the Archie comic reboot has been launching a number of reboot titles – Josie and the Pussycats becomes the latest to join the club. This is a quick story of the member of the eventual band – and ends up being an origin story of sorts.
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Seven To Eternity #1 – Value $3.99
There were two comics from Image in this month’s box – both are wildly different, and completely awesome. This title has a bit of The Dark Tower feel to it, both in the settings and the main players of the story – I definitely recommend this one!
The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperat e bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires.
Frostbite #1 – Value $3.99
I’m completely on the fence with this title – I couldn’t get into it, but I also didn’t dislike it enough to stop reading it. Liz’s rule for a TV show is to give it 4 episodes, then make your decision – maybe I should follow that rule for this title.
Long after Earth has entered its second ice age, humanity has learned to cope with the frozen elements. In this cold and bleak future, heat is power, and brutal gangs roam the icy wasteland looking for it. If that wasn’t enough, a terrible disease nicknamed “frostbite” is literally freezing people from the inside out. Once you catch it, the effect is instantaneous. There is no immunity, there is no cure.
Until now. Doctor Henry Bonham and his daughter Victoria have found the key to ending frostbite. If they can get from Mexico City to a secret government outpost in Alcatraz, they could stabilize life across the globe. But to do that they’ll need to stay alive. That’s where Keaton comes in. She and her crew have faced worse journeys before, but never with the potential consequences this one poses if they fail.
Glitterbomb #1 – Value $3.99
This was my easy pick for favorite of the month. It is WILD! Interested in what happens when a middle-aged actress gets infected with some alien being, giving her an uncontrollable giant The Strain-like tongue? Yeah – me too, you should read this.
Farrah Durante is a middle-aged actress hunting for her next gig in an industry where youth trumps experience. Her frustrations become an emotional lure for something horrifying out beyond the water… something ready to exact revenge on the shallow celebrity-obsessed culture that’s led her astray.
Forevers #1 – Value $3.99
Exclusive BlindBox Artist Series Variant – Value $16.99
This month’s BlindVariant was a bit different. They sent out an email to subscribers giving them the chance to choose a mystery comic in their Artist Series, or TMNT #62 variant – as much as I love the IDW TMNT series, I can’t not choose a mystery product!
The mystery comic was Forevers #1. There were 3 levels of exclusive variants: The Full Color edition (limited to 200), Partial Sketch Black (limited to 75), and the Embossed Artist Series (limited to 25) – I pulled the middle-tier partial sketch variant.
This was a cool collection of a couple different characters’ stories – and had some of the best artwork I’ve seen in a while, it was truly beautiful.
Live fast. Live forever. Five friends struggling on the brink of stardom sacrifice everything in a black magic pact that brings them all the wealth and glamour they ever wanted. But now, years later, the glow is fading. When one of them is killed in an accident, they each feel a pulse of magic rise in them. They realize the glow is spread evenly among the group, and if one dies that power is passed along to the rest. Suddenly, they are being hunted. One of them has decided to kill the rest and harness the remaining power. As they search for the killer, each of The Forevers will be confronted by the macabre reality of the lengths people will go to be adored, to make sure the spotlight never fades.
Verdict: I’m very much a fan of the discovery aspect of comic subscriptions. While it is a risk, I find it a lot easier to find new titles this way – on top of getting awesome exclusive variants. I’m very much a fan of Image Comics lately. Saga and Paper Girls are on my ‘must buy’ list when a new issue is released, I really like Huck, and both Glitterbomb and Seven to Eternity look like awesome titles – and I found all of these in comic subscriptions!
What did you think of the October selections for BlindBox Comics? Which variant did you get?