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Comic Block vs Comicboxer – August 2015

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Since I’ve been getting more into comic book subscriptions – I thought it’d be good to do a comparison post for comic boxes too! Let me know if you like the post and if I should keep these going!

Just a note before starting – Some comic boxes include exclusive items – so I try to give a fair estimate value for those items. I’m pulling the comic values as the listed value on the comic itself

Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon August 2015 - inside

Comic BlockRead the Full Review

The Cost: $13.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $6 to Canada, $6 to US, $10 Worldwide)

Number of items: 5

Value of items: $27

Comics: DC Bombshells #1Red Sonja/Conan #1X-Files Season 11 #1

Exclusive Items: Red Sonja/Conan Variant, X-Files Variant, Heart and Brain Print

Synopsis: While I wasn’t thrilled with every comic included, I was super excited to try out the latest X-Files comic, and it didn’t disappoint! I thought the Spider-Gwen shirt was cool, but I’d rather get more comics :). X-Files was easily my favorite here.

Comicboxer Subscription Box Review - August 2015 - civil-war

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The Cost: $27.99

Number of items: 6

Value of items: $22

Comics:Book Of Death #1Invader Zim #1Secret Wars Civil War #1We Stand On Guard #1Archie #118 Days #1

Exclusive Items:None

Synopsis: While this came in under the value I paid (This is definitely a box where you’re paying for discovery and curation) – it had the most titles that I was excited for. Invader Zim, Book of Death, and We Stand On Guard were all awesome, and the Civil War Secret Wars run is one of my favorites. We Stand On Guard was my favorite this month.

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Comic BentoRead the Full Review

The Cost: $25 ($17.50 + s/h)

Number of items: 4

Value of items: $85

Comics:New Vampirella Volume 1Complete DraculaFear Nothing – Dean KoontzGrimm Vol 1

Exclusive Items:None

Synopsis: Comic Bento only sends out graphic novels, so it’s a bit different from the other two in terms of price and value. That being said, I’m really not into vampires so I wasn’t jumping for joy at any of these titles. This was only my first month, so I’ll keep it going for a bit in hopes that the titles improve for me. That being said – the value is great if you like 3-4 of the titles. I haven’t started any of these yet, so I can’t pick a favorite.

Verdict:

Favorite Box:  Comicboxer. While it was under value, it provided me with a couple new titles to binge on. That’s what I’m looking for!

Favorite Item: X-Files Season 11 #1 from Comic Block. I love IDW, and this did not disappoint. My only issue is that now I’ll need to binge read Season 10 before continuing!

What was you favorite box, and favorite item this month? Have your say in the poll below and tell us about your favorite item in the comments!

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Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

Posted in Comic Box Showdown, Comic Subscriptions| Tags: comic bento | comic block | comicboxer | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. I wasn’t a fan of any of the specific comics within the boxes, aside from We Stand On Guard, so judging it on value alone Comic Bento was the clear winner.

  2. Comic block was a bit of a letdown for me for the first time since they came out.

    I loved the selections on Comic Boxer though. We Stand On Guard was a great find that I’m now into.

    Bento was another bummer of a month.

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