Comic Bento Subscription Box Review + 50% Off Coupon – August 2017
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: $30 ($25 + $5 s/h)
The Products: A surprise selection of graphic novels with at least $50 (retail) worth of comics
Ships to: US and Canada
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This month’s theme was Bento Gets Wet.
You’ll get an insert card that details the items in your box.
Fathom: Dawn of War – Retail $9.99 ($7 on Amazon)
The first volume came with a Comic Bento exclusive cover.
I really like the artistic style of this comic and it was a good read at the same time – I like that it differed from a lot of the other titles in the box. It plays on the idea of not knowing anything about the deep ocean!
Fantastic Four/Inhumans: Atlantis Rising – Retail $39.99 ($22 on Amazon)
This was my favorite of the month – I can’t hide it, I always enjoy Marvel Comics – and there’s a special spot in my heart for these 90’s comics.
Pretty soon, the world will know a bit more about Inhumans (for better or worse), but it’s fun to see such a classic group like the Fanstatic Four mixed up with Inhumans.
Here’s a bit more about this volume from Amazon:
The crossover that literally reshaped the face of Marvel’s Earth is collected for the first time! When sorceress Morgan Le Fay forces the sunken continent of Atlantis back above the waves, it creates a crisis for Namor – not to mention the water-breathing Atlanteans! The Fantastic Four race to the Sub-Mariner’s aid as Thor, the Inhumans, and Franklin Richards’ young team the Fantastic Force become ensnared in Morgan’s scheme. But when the sorceress’ chilling endgame comes to light, can this motley collection of heroes save the day?
Crogan Adventures: Catfoots Vengeance – Retail $17.99 ($11 on Amazon)
This is the first of two volumes that are Pirate themed reads – which isn’t my cup of tea. This one has that Sunday comic strip feel to it.
A bit more from Amazon:
Chris Schweizer’s award-winning historical adventure series returns in this new FULL COLOR edition of The Crogan Adventures: Catfoot’s Vengeance. When “Catfoot” Crogan becomes the new favorite of an infamous pirate captain whose crew he was forced to join, he incurs the wrath of the murderous first mate D’or. Can Catfoot keep his new crewmates safe when D’or hatches a scheme that will bring the full might of every navy in the West Indies down on their heads?
Mercenary Sea – Retail $9.99 ($8 on Amazon)
It wasn’t a surprise to find out that the coolest looking comic came from Image Comics – I am just loving the graphic work in this volume! And the story was pretty actioned packed as well – like a mercenary Nathan Drake.
Here’s a little more detail from Amazon:
1938 — The South Seas. Japan has invaded China. War in Europe is imminent. Ex-bootlegger Jack Harper captains the Venture, a refitted German U-Boat, with a crew of expats, mercenaries and fortune hunters. Jack and his crew take a job offered by a shady operative: rescue a British agent carrying valuable intelligence about the Japanese war effort. Meanwhile, Jack dreams of landing the greatest score ever: finding the legendary lost island of Koji Ra. Collects THE MERCENARY SEA #1-6.
Anne Bonnie: The Journey Begins – Retail Value $14.99 (9.99 on Amazon)
The final volume is a full-on pirate adventure from Blue Juice Comics.
There’s even a bit of magic mixed into the pirate storyline, creating something a little more unique than pirate tales that you’re used to.
Here’s a bit more about the series from Amazon:
Pirates, magic and adventure collide in this action-packed all-ages series from Blue Juice Comics and Tim Yates. The Great Sea is still in chaos after the mysterious disappearance of the Pirate Queen Anne Bonnie, and danger lurks over every crest. Join Ariana aboard a stolen magical pirate ship on her quest to become the world’s greatest pirate. Along the way she’ll make new friends – and enemies – and learn what being a pirate really means. Set sail for adventure in the first 6-issue arc of ANNE BONNIE: THE JOURNEY BEGINS! And when she’s through, the Sea will never be the same again!
Verdict: I thought this month’s selection was pretty good! Since I’m not a fan of anything in the pirate realm, I was happy to find really good volumes around other aquatic topics. 5 volumes are such a good value, too – there has been a lot to discover with this subscription so far.
What did you think of the August Comic Bento?