Comic Bento Subscription Box Review – November 2015
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!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Comic Bento
The Cost: $25 ($17.50 + s/h)
The Products: A surprise selection of graphic novels with at least $60 worth of comics
Ships to: US and Canada
Good To Know: I’m calculating value for each novel based on their sticker value and not from online websites like Amazon.
Here’s a shot at this month’s selections!
The box included a card with some information about each selection this month. This month’s theme was Masks.
Penny Arcade: Attack of the Bacon Robots – Value $12.95
This is a collection of the popular webcomic strip, Penny Arcade. In terms of style, It reminds me of flipping through a Far Side book – this will definitely be a fun one the flip through.
Sonic Mega Man Worlds Collide – Value $11.99
I was a huge sonic fan growing up. From the tv show to the games, I had to have it all! I’m not sure if a comic existed back then, but it does now! This is a team-up that I WISH had been possible on consoles way back when! This has an Anime feel to the artwork, so if you love Anime and Sonic/Mega-Man, this might be perfect for you!
Tomb Raider: Season Of The Witch – Value $19.99
I’m still playing through the new Tomb Raider game when I have time (I love it!), so this is good timing for me. I haven’t read a Tomb Raider comic, even though we did get a single issue in the October Comic Block, so I might have to give it a shot.
Marvel Contest Of Champions – Value $7.99
The Grandmaster enters a cosmic wager with Death herself, using Earth’s mightiest heroes as his chess pieces! His goal? To return his fellow Elder of the Universe, the Collector, to life! The stakes? Nothing less than the fate of the Earth itself! Now, heroes from around the globe must battle it out in a contest like none ever seen before. Marvel’s historic first miniseries is re-released in a single volume, packed with extras! Guest-starring everyone! (Everyone circa 1982, that is.) Collecting Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions #1-3.
Timing it with the Secret Wars Battleworld, marvel decided to bring back a throw-back and but the original Contest of Champions into a new volume! One of the reasons I loved reading the Civil War arc (and hopefully the movie) is because of the hero-on-hero action, and I’m sure this is packed with it too!
Verdict: This wasn’t my favorite month of Comic Bento. They didn’t hit the promised $60+ value, but it still comes in over double you cost at a value of about $53 – and that’s incredible! Not many comic subscriptions have value that lies in the amount paid vs. amount received, and they can do this because they’re shipping out values, and out single issues. That being said, now that I’ve been subscribing to numerous comic boxes for the last six months, I actually still prefer the single issue, super-current, model.
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