Comic Bento Subscription Box Review + 50% Off Coupon – October 2017
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!
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The Subscription Box: Comic Bento
The Cost: $30 ($25 + $5 s/h)
The Products: A surprise selection of graphic novels with at least $50 (retail) worth of comics
Ships to: US and Canada
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This month’s theme was Creatures of the Night.
The deliveries come with an information card. Here, you’ll find details about the book along with commentary from the Comic Bento team.
Afterlife with Archie Retail $17.99 ($14 on Amazon)
Archie has had a big revival in the past year or so. This volume feels almost like the ‘Treehouse of Horrors’ to the Archie series.
When Jughead’s beloved pet Hot Dog is killed in a hit and run, Jughead turns to the only person he knows who can help bring back his furry best friend—Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Using dark, forbidden magic, Sabrina is successful and Hot Dog returns to the land of the living. But he’s not the same… and soon, the darkness he brings back with him from beyond the grave begins to spread, forcing Archie, Betty, Veronica and the gang to try to escape from Riverdale!
It brings together the known Archie cast of characters with Sabrina the Teenage Witch. If you’re an Archie fan, this is a fun little detour!
Man-Thing Those Who Fear – Retail $15.99 ($11 on Amazon)
The next volume comes from Marvel and R.L. Stine (how cool is that?) – It’s Man-Thing!
Marvel’s melancholy muck-monster as you’ve never seen him before – courtesy of beloved author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps, Fear Street)! After so many years of somber silence, Man-Thing has found his voice -and taken Hollywood by storm! But when an ancient evil threatens his old swamp stomping ground, Man-Thing will have to choose between his new life and celebrity, and the world he used to call home. An old ally pays a visit, but everything else is out to get Man-Thing -including crocodiles, bats and mosquitos, oh my! Can the balance of the swamp be restored, or will the cause of this calamity be beyond Man-Thing’s control? Plus, bone-chilling bonus horror tales from the master himself, R.L. Stine! Reading this will give you goosebumps…but beware – for whoever knows fear burns at the Man-Thing’s touch!
It’s interesting just for Man-Thing in Hollywood alone – but then also bring in R.L. Stine for some Goosebumps type horror makes it a decent read.
Doctor Mirage – Retail $9.99 ($7 on Amazon)
Valiant has a lot of titles that you probably haven’t heard too much about – but that’s why I love these subscriptions! Get talking to some ghosts with this investigator!
Doctor Mirage talks to the dead…but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back! Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves…or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.
This feels like some sort of network television plot, only much more fun and cool.
The Scourge – Retail and Amazon Value $18.99
The final book this month is actually a complete mini-series.
The skies of New York City are no longer safe. In mere hours, the greatest metropolis on the planet is turned into an island of horrors, as a virus rapidly advances throughout the city transforming its citizens into savage, bloodthirsty gargoyles!! Amidst the outbreak, one man, NYPD SWAT officer John Griffin finds himself as the last remaining hope to prevent the cataclysmic spread of the virus from the island, locating his estranged son within the chaos, and saving the city itself from complete annihilation!
This REALLY felt like The Strain, but with gargoyles. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but they’re really similar!
Verdict: Only 4 volumes this month, which is the first time since July, but they also included one that has a lot more value than normal in The Scourage. Overall, this was never going to be the theme for me, I’ve never been into Halloween-ish comics (think vampires, werewolves, mummies, etc) – but that’s ok, I’m sure others out there did enjoy it. In the end, I still like digging into something new!
What did you think of the October 2017 Comic Bento?