Blindbox Comics Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2016
Blindbox Comics is one of the newer comic subscription boxes out there. They have 3 different purchase options – BlindBox, BlindVariant, or BlindBox + BlindVariant in month-to-month, 3, 6, or 12-month frequencies.
This is a review of the BlindBox + BlindVariant subscription!
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The Subscription Box: Blindbox Comics
The Cost: BlindBox – $20.99/month, BlindVariant – $12.99/month, BlindBox+BlindVariant – $27.99/month + $5 s/h
COUPON: Save $5 off your first box with coupon code MSA5!
The Products: “Blindbox Comics is a monthly comic book subscription box that includes five regular monthly releases and one exclusive variant cover.”
Ships to: US
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Each month, you’ll be receiving timely comics from numerous different publishers. They can range from super-popular titles, Like Batman or Avengers, to little-known titles. This month had a focus on lesser known titles.
It comes with an information sheet that includes details about the title along with staff comments.
Motor Girl #1 – Value $3.99
The first title was Terry Moore’s Motor Girl.
The art was really fantastic. The black and white pages felt like they came right off the sketch pad. The story was interesting as well, but I’m not sure if I’ll continue.
First Issue! When Samantha’s junkyard is visited by a UFO looking for spare parts, she is only too happy to oblige. But when word gets out she is a reliable source, Sam’s booming alien business catches the attention of an Area 51 investigator determined to shut her down! Don’t miss the premier issue of Terry Moore’s fantastic new series!
Ether #1 – Value $3.99
Ether was my clear favorite of the month – it wasn’t even close this month!
A fun story with fun characters – and the artwork was zany enough to remind me of all the creatures you’d find in Rayman.
A science-minded adventurer gets mixed up in the mysteries of a fantasy world in this charming new adventure from an award-winning creative team. Boone Dias is an interdimensional explorer, a scientist from Earth who has stumbled into great responsibility. He’s got an explanation for everything, so of course the Ether’s magical residents turn to him to solve their toughest crimes. But maybe keeping the real and the abstract separate is too big a job for just one man.
Vampire Hunter D #1 – Value $3.99
The next item is Vampire Hunter D – which comes from a popular Anime. This is the first time in comic form.
I really appreciated the artwork and crazy creatures in this one. From a story perspective, I’ve never been an anime or vampire fan, so I kind of knew that this might not be my favorite going into it.
Drawn to Mars by an ancient message from Cecile, a girl who could see the future, D arrives to find a colony that is little more than a blood farm. With Left Hand by his side, D sets out to cleanse Mars of the vampiric scourge!
Red Dog #1 – Value $3.99
This is a story of a boy and his dog – well, his robot dog.
It plays out in a mining colony – it actually made me think of Red Rising a bit. Again, this wasn’t a big hit for me this month.
(W) Rob Cohen, Andi Ewington (A) Robert Atkins (CA) W. Scott Forbes Some say there’s no greater love in the universe than the love a boy has for his dog. For Kyle, the only kid living amongst 200 grownups on a distant mining colony light-years away from Earth, that saying is a given. Welcome to Kirawan, a planet that Kyle calls, ‘the worst place you could ever imagine.’ Kyle stumbles through his days doing his chores hoping to live up to the steep demands of his father, the head of the planet’s mining operation. Still, it’s not all bad, there’s Q, Kyle’s robotic K-9, basically the greatest pet in the known universe. However, during an upload of resources bound for earth, the alien natives of Kirawan launch a full scale attack on the human miners. Welcome to the world of Red Dog, the new groundbreaking adventure series from the screenwriter of Fast and the Furious and XXX.
Solar Flare #1 – Value $3.99 + Variant cover + signature
This one felt like a really limited print title – and Blindbox mentions that it’s probably their most obscure title to-date.
This chronicles the world after a large solar flare – leaving everyone with little to no electronics – probably my greatest fear!
It was also coupled with a signed “preparation guide”. I’m not sure if everyone received this since it’s not listed on the card, but it’s a fun inclusion!
Fish Eye #1 BlindVariant – Selling for around $17-18 on eBay
This month’s BlindVariant is Scout Comics’ Fish Eye #1.
The cover art is pretty incredible – I love it. There were 3 editions to be had – Full Color (limited to 200), Black and White (limited to 100), and Embossed Artist Series (limited to 20).
It’s a crazy tale with equally trippy artwork. Mature audiences only!
Travis is a cop. And a family man. And he’s the star of a reality show that follows his police exploits in his small town. The only problem is that ratings are slipping. When a group of killers target Travis, the small town cop must go to war to protect himself and his family, while trying to figure out who’s really after him. After all, ratings are king, no matter who gets hurt – or killed.
Verdict: I like comic subscriptions for discovery and this month was ALL about discovery. These were all titles, and even publishers, that I hadn’t heard of. I came out absolutely loving Ether and enjoying most of the titles. What I’ve noticed about this month’s selections are that they are typically reselling for a higher price than the list price – so there’s a bit more monetary value this month as well.
What did you think of the December BlindBox Comics?