Comic Bento Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 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 Remember The Titans.
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.
Hulk Season One – Value $24.99
They sent a hardback comic this month – it was Hulk Season One.
This was a re-telling of The Hulk’s beginnings! From Amazon:
New York Times bestseller Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man) and acclaimed artist Tom Fowler (Venom) retell the beginnings of The Green Goliath for a new generation! The defi nitive origin of The Hulk — as well as Betty Ross — now Red She-Hulk — General Thunderbolt Ross — now the Avenging Red Hulk! The Gamma Base, Rick Jones, and the introduction of an all-new Hulk villain that will continue to haunt both him and his alter ego, Dr. Bruce Banner, in present continuity!
I haven’t been a big fan of these hardback ‘season one’ editions for Marvel characters. They’ve all felt like a bit of a watered down version of the character.
The Campions: No Time For Losers – Value $7.99
This one was labeled as a bonus selection this month. It’s a repackaging of the 1975 Campions series from Marvel. From Amazon:
When fate calls, a sensational super-team answers! The avenging Angel! Hercules, Prince of Power! The deadly Black Widow! Ghost Rider, Spirit of Vengeance! And the amazing Iceman! When the Champions come together, it is legendary! So much so they’ll face the mythological might of Cerberus, harpies, Amazons and Greek gods — all culminating in a wedding-stopping assault on Olympus! This mixed-up band might just be the heroes Los Angeles needs. And with the best headquarters Warren Worthington III’s money can buy, and Darkstar added to the ranks, they’ll be ready for the most uncanny of evils — like Swarm, Nazi scientist turned lord of killer bees! Only one group can stop the City of Angels from feeling his sting. They are the Champions — and they’ll keep on fighting ‘til the end!
With a couple of Greek Gods in the book, it’s easy to see why this was packaged with a Titans themed month!
Thrud The Barbarian – Value $14.99
Thrud was my favorite volume this month. He’s a mindless brute that beats up anyone and can throw down beer better than anyone. This one is definitely not for kids!
Thrud the Barbarian has the strength and ferocity of a Rhinoceros… the speed and agility of a jungle cat… and the intelligence of a garden snail!
A hilarious, timeless parody of Conan The Barbarian and his musclebound ilk!
I cracked up every time I say him illustrated – his tiny tiny head on a giant body – I loved it.
Kaijumax: Season One – Value $9.99
Kaijumax is, essential, a high-security prison for monsters. Going against the Amazon reviews for a second volume in a row, I just couldn’t get into this one – partially because I just didn’t like the art style.
THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE! On a remote island in the South Pacific lies KAIJUMAX, a maximum security prison for giant monsters. Follow doting father Electrogor as he stands up to the cruel space-superhero warden! See corrupt guard Gupta manage his illicit uranium-dealing empire and pay off his gambling debts to the Queen of the Moon! Watch Mecha-Zon battle his own programming when the monster he was created to destroy shows up on the pound!
Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris Vol 1 – Value $16.99
If you couldn’t tell from the cover, this is a mature-audiences-only title.
Martians live forever — everyone knows that. So what was Dejah Thoris doing all those hundreds of years before John Carter arrived? Four hundred years before the events of Warlord of Mars took place, Dejah’s nation of Helium was divided into two warring city-states. An unscrupulous overlord from afar encouraged that rivalry to his own advantage, until he discovers a terrible secret from Mars’s ancient past beneath Dejah Thoris’ capital. A secret to kill for!
This was another miss for me – I simply couldn’t get into the story.
Verdict: There were a lot of misses for me this month – even the Marvel titles were not really too enticing for me – so I think this month was a miss for myself.
What did you think of the November Comic Bento?