Comic Bento Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016
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 ($20 + $5 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.
The box included a card with some information about each selection this month. This month’s theme was Powerless and focused the ordinary heroes!
Stumptown Volume 2 Hardcover – Value $29.99
This is the hero item this month. This is a hardcover, first edition, of Stumptown Volume 2. I’m not familiar with the series, but I’m loving the artistic style of this graphic novel. Here’s a little background information on the series for Amazon:
Dex is the proprietor of Stumptown Investigations, and a fairly talented P.I. Unfortunately, she’s less adept at throwing dice than solving cases. Her recent streak has left her beyond broke — she’s into the Confederated Tribes of the Wind Coast for 18 large. But maybe Dex’s luck is about to change. Sue-Lynne, head of the Wind Coast’s casino operation, will clear Dex’ debt if she can locate Sue-Lynne’s missing granddaughter. But is this job Dex’s way out of the hole or a shove down one much much deeper?
Ordinary – Value $14.99
This one looks like a fun read. Great artwork, and a fun premise. From Amazon:
Imagine a world where everyone has superpowers. That is, except you. You are the same old turgid, miserable, lonely loser you’ve always been.
But when it comes to superpowers, apparently you can indeed have too much of a good thing. With everyone able to destroy tower blocks with a single punch, any minor fracas escalates into a city-leveling combat, and the world is now in ruins as terrorism and war threaten the very survival of the planet.
What’s needed is a return to normality, to devolve back from Superhuman to just human – and there’s only one man for the job: down-at-heal, divorced New York plumber, Michael Fisher.
Ninjak: Weaponeer Volume 1 – Value $9.99
Yet another really promising title. I know that Ninjak is pretty popular – but again, I haven’t read it. I’m always excited to jump into an action comic!
Blackcross – Value $19.99
This might be the most excited I’ve been for all the volumes in a delivery! This must be my perfect theme. From Amazon:
All small towns have secrets. All small towns have ghosts. Blackcross, in America’s Pacific Northwest, has more secrets than most… and it is being haunted by something impossible. Gary Preston has burned himself to death by the lake, but there’s no body. Bob Stewart receives chemical burns from a mailbomb, but in the shape of a skull and crossbones. Marietta Chesler practices her trade as a fake psychic medium, but is visited by a masked spirit in red. Something is reaching out from the other side of the night, through the forest and mist of this remote town, to grasp at the hearts of a handful of people… and they may not discover why they’re being hunted until it’s much too late.
Verdict: These are 4 new graphic novels for me, which is typical of Comic Bento. But, this is the most excited I’ve been to jump into each graphic novel in the box! Comic Bento definitely provides value for your money, and if you’re looking for new titles to read, and want more than just one issue, then this is the subscription for you.
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