Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2016
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 NERDADDICTION to save 17% 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!
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Each month includes an information card with details on all of the items in the box.
It includes a $10 ShirtPunch credit – you can use this to buy an extra shirt of a vinyl figure.
They’ve also started to include a $10 voucher for an upcoming Nerd Block store (the store hasn’t launched yet) – I’m assuming that we will start to get only these vouchers once the store is up and running.
The store opens October 20th.
Luke Cage Shirt – Value $15?
Perfectly timed. I’m loving this Luke Cage shirt and having finished the series this past weekend, it couldn’t have been more timely! I love it!
Now, are you ready for Iron Fist!?!
Marvel Shoelaces 3-Pack – Value $3.99?
I based this value off of my value for similar TMNT shoelaces in their NYCC box.
The prints consist of Spider-Man and some Avengers – the detail, especially on the black and white laces, is pretty much gone – it’s hard to even tell what the imagery is.
The World According to Wolverine – Value $16 on Amazon
This book is cool, but this is the 3rd or 4th time I’ve received it in a subscription box.
It includes a fold-out poster of Wolverine.
It’s a fun read for a Marvel or Wolverine fan – there’s a lot of interactive pages and pop-out material as you go.
Doom Patrol #1 – Value $3.99
The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, “Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem.” Generation-arsonists unite—this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
The first issue is kind of all over the place. I’m not sure if I like it or not just yet, but it is strange, in a good way.
Vikings #1 – Value $3.99
Next up is the first issue of Vikings: Uprising. This is also an exclusive variant cover!
Lagertha faces a shock when she returns to the holy place of Uppsala to seek a sign from the gods following the events in Paris, only to find carnage and slaughter. Were escaped slaves responsible? Lagertha and her shield maidens must take up arms to stop this uprising. Ragnar meanwhile is a broken man, but an attempt on his life causes him to take drastic action
I know it’s an underground popular show and pretty much has a cult following now, but I’ve yet to watch an episode!
Supergirl Rebirth #1 – Value $2.99
Speaking of something I’ve yet to watch – this also falls into that category. I’m not sure why I have a tough time following superhero TV shows (excluding Netflix), but I just haven’t kept up with anything Marvel or DC.
Supergirl turns to the shadowy organization known as the D.E.O. (Department of Extranormal Operations) to restore her lost powers once and for all! But as a fateful experiment sends Kara Zor-El rocketing toward the sun, disaster strikes at home in the form of the lost Kryptonian werewolf Lar-On! All the epic action of the brand new Supergirl series starts here!
I’m definitely a fan of the art style, though!
Britannia #1 – Value $3.99
This is the issue that I liked the least this month.
On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery…
Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…
This one is definitely for a mature audience.
Verdict: This month was extra stuffed full of comic goodies! The value is definitely there, but I was disappointed not to come away with a comic that I’m dying to continue. 7 items might be a new record for Comic Block – so I hope they can keep that up! They’ve also had some of the best shirts recently, for comic book lovers, at least – and that is another big plus in my book.
What did you think of the September Comic Block?