Comic Bento Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 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!
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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.
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This month’s theme was The 90’s!
Each month comes with an information card. Here, you’ll find details about the titles and a bit from the curators on why they’ve included it.
Please note – I’m using the values on the issues themselves.
Doctor Strange Flight Of Bones – Value $24.99
Let’s start with the BIG title this month – Doctor Strange. I was excited to see Doctor Strange in the box with the movie finally releasing this Friday!
Marvel has actually been collecting some of Strange’s best stories from the 90’s in a brand new paperback – so this inclusion was kind of meant to be! Like always, I really enjoy Doctor Strange comics – a little bit of weirdness mixed in with the Marvel Universe.
The Mask Strikes Back – Value $14.95
I loved The Mask ever since Jim Carrey wore it for the first time on the big screen. What I didn’t know was that a comic existed before the movie and that it was told in a much more serious tone!
This actually takes place after the movie, and because of the success of the movie and cartoon, we get a light-hearted version of The Mask in the comics as well. It’s the story of 4 teens and a fateful run-in with the mask on a city riverbed.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter – Value $16.99
My first thought was, has it really been that long since I’ve played Turok on N64? Yes, yes it has.
This is Turok’s origin story. Not much as a child, although we get glimpses, but more about how he breaks away from a Tribe that doesn’t want him. That all changes when Turok is faced with protecting his people from the dinos.
Ninjak: Black Water Hardcover – Value $24.99
Finally, you would receive a hardcover edition from a classic Valiant character when the Valiant Universe was born in the 90’s.
I got Ninjak. I’ve read a couple issue of the newer versions of Ninjak’s stories, but I haven’t really become a fan. This definitely has that 90’s vibe in both the artwork and lettering – the story was pretty interesting as well, although I don’t see it turning me into a fan anytime soon.
Verdict: Having grown up in the 90’s, I was excited to see what Comic Bento would deliver. I love 2 of the 4 volumes this month but still found Turok and Ninjak interesting, even if they weren’t my favorite. This box has proven to be a good re-discovery, or discovery of older content, subscription. It feels like you really win if you like the comic because you’re getting 4 issues and not one – and for that reason, it’s also a higher risk and reward.
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