Comic Block Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2016
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The Box: Comic Block
The Cost: $19.99 plus shipping (Shipping is $6 to Canada, $6 to US, $10 Worldwide)
COUPON: Use coupon code NERDADDICTION to save 17% off the first month of any Nerd Block subscription! (Apply coupon at the very end of checkout).
The Products: $60+ value, featuring an exclusive comic themed shirt, 4-6 comic collectibles
Ships to: Worldwide!
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While there aren’t themes to the monthly boxes, you will, typically, know 2-3 franchises being featured in the upcoming box.
Each box comes with a card that details every item in your box.
The block comes with a $10 voucher to the Nerd Block eStore – these will allow you to get a bonus shirt, or Funko POP, for the cost of shipping. Free to the first reader that uses it!
It looks like they are no longer including the $10 ShirtPunch voucher – but the inventory is pretty much the same since Nerd Block runs ShirtPunch.
Ninjak Shirt – Value $15?
Like last month’s Comic Block, we get an exclusive Valiant shirt. This month’s shirt features one of their most popular comics – Ninjak.
DC Comics Lil’ Bombshells: Harley Quinn – Value $8 on Amazon + Exclusive Variant
From December – February, each Comic Block will include a DC Comics Lil’ Bombshell figure. I believe they’ll all have an exclusive outfit as well.
Here’s a look at Harley’s exclusive paint job.
The figures are small – about 2 3/4 inches tall. There are a lot to collect if you’re looking for a new series to stock up on.
Deadpool 16-Month Calendar – Value $7.99
This calendar is marked as an exclusive item – so I’m going to assume that the entire thing is exclusive and not just the cover.
This mini calendar has 16 different stylized approaches to presenting Deadpool – I can’t think of another character I’d rather have featured in a 16-month calendar!
Hookjaw #1 – Value $3.99 + Variant Cover
Basically, Hookjaw is Jaws – a legendary Great White. This is the beginning of the tale where the sharks begin acting as a group and get the taste for humans.
In the troubled waters off Somalia, a rag-tag group of marine scientists studying a pack of female great white sharks find themselves caught in a conflict between pirates and the might of the US Navy. But why is the CIA so interested in the work of the scientists? And just how will they face up to the shadowy terror of the legendary great white – HOOKJAW?!
Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman #1 – Value $3.99 + Variant Cover
The next comic teams up Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman. This comic takes place in 1977, with that era’s characters. The artwork and writing style also give it the feel of an old comic.
Party like it’s 1977 in this cross-over event fans have wanted for decades — but never thought possible! Now, Diana Prince meets Jaime Sommers… or should we say, Wonder Woman meets The Bionic Woman? In this action-packed mini-series, the two television titans team up to fight a rogue cabal bent on wreaking havoc and stealing deadly weapons. Can CASTRA be stopped before their real targets are revealed and lives are lost? With super powers, bionic enhancements, surprise villains, and an invisible plane, just about anything is possible!
Star Trek and Green Lantern Vol 2 #1 – Value $3.99 + Variant Cover
I had received issue #1 of The Spectrum Wars in the past – and while I did like, I never follow up on the series. This is a continuation of that crossover storyline.
The galaxy-spanning crossover epic continues in this sequel to the blockbuster STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN: THE SPECTRUM WAR! Captain Kirk and Hal Jordan lead the combined might of Starfleet and the Lantern Corps on an all-new adventure against new foes from both franchises! Don’t miss the crossover event of the 21st Century…and the 23rd!
Red Sonja #0 – Value FREE
The final comic was included as a bonus item in the box. The digital issue of this is currently free on Amazon, too!
The barbarian She-Devil with a Sword faces a whole different world and challenges in this new adventure written by Amy Chu and drawn by Carlos Gomez. Somewhere deep underground, strange and powerful demons clad in metal armor attack and roust Red Sonja from a deep magical sleep. Confused and weaponless, she must find a way to defeat these mysterious creatures, escape from her solitary prison, and make her way to the surface to discover where she is, and why she was put there…
Harley Quinn Print – Value $10?
The last item goes along with your new Lil’ Bombshell figure.
This Harley Quinn print was done by W. Scott Forbes. 200 subscribers received a signed version of this print as well – did you get one?
Verdict: Comic Block still remains a really good option for a subscriber looking for both comics and goods guaranteed in their monthly box. They’re also moving towards all exclusive variant covers, which is probably enticing for a collector and completionist. My values come to around $53 – that’s great for a box that cost me around $30 (shipped to the US) – so it’s providing good monetary value as well, which subscriptions that are exclusively comics sometimes struggle to accomplish on a consistent basis.
What did you think of the December Comic Block?