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Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 2015

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Comic Block is a subscription box from Nerd Block that focuses on sending out comics and comic related goodies.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Box: Comic Block

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

COUPON: Use code NERDADDICTION to save 17% off your first month.

The Products: an exclusive comic themed shirt, 3 comic books, and a comic-themed collectible

Ships to: Worldwide!

Check out all of our Comic Block reviews!

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Each box comes with an info card detailing the items included:

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Batgirl Shirt – Value $10?

I’ve been really impressed with Comic Block’s shirt choices, they’ve been really solid and this month is no different. This month we get Batgirl, ready and willing to take on batman’s rogue gallery!

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Thor Keychain – Value $10?

Our small item this month is Thor’s Hammer keychain. I’ve received Thor’s Hammer in keychain form from a couple of different boxes in the past, but this is the smallest hammer version that I have received, which I guess is good since I don’t really have any room for something big on keys in my pocket.

Ok. On to the comics, this month we received 4 comics:

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Vadar Down #1 w/ Variant Cover – Value $4.99

I recently started reading the latest Star Wars runs (including Vadar, Princess Leia, and Kanan), and I’m really enjoying them. But, since I use Marvel Unlimited for Marvel comics, I’m six months behind and don’t want to jump into this for fear of spoilers! I’m sure it’s awesome, though!

Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift #1 w/ Variant Cover – Value $4.99

While I really enjoy the movie, I’ve never read the comics. That being said, it’s basically a giant monster comic, so it has a high percentage chance of being a fun read (i.e. Enormous!)

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Star Wars #1 w/ FanExpo Variant Cover – Value $4.99

This is the run I spoke of earlier in the review. It’s a fun read that captures the characters well. It takes place after the Death Star has been destroyed, and before Luke finds Yoda and learns to harness the Force!

Howard The Duck #1 – Value $4.99

I loved the movie when I was younger, but I haven’t read any of the comics. This will be a good chance to give it a shot!

Verdict: I think Comic Block is doing a great, and consistent, job of providing newer issues of current runs, cool comic-related items, and value! Comic subscriptions have quickly become my favorite type of subscription box. While the value typically breaks even on these, it’s really about the discovery. I’m now thoroughly engrained in Paper Girls, Saga, Enormous, and Batman & Robin Eternal – all because of these boxes!

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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 Block Reviews, Comic Subscriptions, Geek Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: comic block | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. That’s a nice mix of comics! There are so many Star Wars titles available now, and they all look appealing.

    I respectfully disagree with the earlier commenter about the gender audience for these shirts. I think it’s super-cool for men to wear shirts with strong female characters like Batgirl or Spider-Gwen. I’m excited to see what Comic Block does next.

    • You might think it’s cool for guys to wear women’s clothing, but with almost 90% of Comic Block’s subscribers male, I’ll bet most of them don’t agree. Political correctness aside, these shirts don’t just include female characters on the shirts, they’re clearly made strictly for women.

    • Heather (or Eric if you’re reading comments!), I don’t subscribe to this box, but have been considering it. Is there an option for a women’s cut or the standard “unisex” cut? Ryan’s comments are making it seem as though everyone receives a women’s cut shirt and just wanted some clarification.

      Or Ryan, are you saying that because there is female character on the shirt it’s women’s clothing? Do men not read comics with female leads? Are there no male fans of Batgirl, Harley, Catwoman, Vixen, Hawkgirl, etc.? (No sarcasm or hostility meant. I’m genuinely curious about the meaning behind your comments.)

      • I have no problem with female characters on the shirts, probably 30-40% of the tee’s I wear have female characters as a lead on them. But a shirt with the Catgirl “We Can Do It” logo on it is clearly meant for one gender.

      • I guess I don’t understand why Batgirl saying “We Got This” would be any different than if it was Batman saying “We Got This”. If it was Batman on the shirt it would be interpreted as a superhero catchphrase. Why then, because the character is female, is it any different?

      • I guess I just didn’t read it that way. While I recognized the inspiration behind the shirt, I took it more as Batgirl saying “I got this” before handling some villain and not in a “Girl Power” kind of way. I guess if it was a female superhero line up shirt with the words “WE CAN DO IT” then I’d understand thinking it was meant as an inspirational item women.

        I’m sure you could swap for something more your taste on the swap boards though. There are plenty of them 🙂

      • Thanks, but I game it to my wife and she loves it. I guess my overall annoyance with it is that if I’d have known ahead of time, I would have gotten it in a size more suited for her.

  2. I really wish they’d do gender neutral shirts. This is the second box of the last 4 that was made strictly for women.

    However the rest of their box was their best yet. I didn’t know a Pacific Rim comic was being released!

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