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This month's theme was Old School.
You'll get an information card with details about each comic in this month's box, including a bit from Comic Bento.
Sovereign Volume 1 - Retail $14.99 ($5 on Amazon)
The first volume is new to me and gave me a strong Dark Tower vibe - which is a good thing!
The volume collects issues 1-5 from the Image Comics story. For me, there was a lot to like in terms of the storytelling but the art style wasn't my favorite - overall, it's still worth the read.
Here's more from Amazon:
An epic fantasy in the tradition of Game of Thrones, Sovereign is set in a world which once knew gods, demons, and magic, and to which all three are returning. New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson joins artist Paul Maybury to tell the story of masked undertakers facing the undead with swords, of civil wars and cultures in collision, and of ancient threats emerging from the ashes of history to menace the future
Kirby Genesis: Captain Victory Volume 1 - Retail $19.99 ($17 on Amazon)
The next volume is from Dynamite comics - Captain Victory.
The art style brought me a bit back to the late 90's style Marvel comics - which was a good thing, but the characters kind of left me a bit wanting - I finished only two issues in this volume.
Here's more on Captain Victory from Amazon:
Kirby: Genesis -- Captain Victory focuses on a diverse group of intergalactic lawmen who travel the cosmos, fighting against the forces hell-bent on universe-wide domination. Lead by the mysterious warrior dubbed 'Captain Victory,' the Rangers fight the scariest, strangest, and most terrifying monsters and mad men they can find. Unbeknownst to his own men, however, Captain Victory is harboring a terrible secret, the kind that could destroy not only the Galactic Rangers, but bring about the destruction of all of time and space!
Cinderella: A Serial Killer Princess Volume 1 - Retail $15.99 ($11 on Amazon)
First things first - this one is definitely for mature reads only! If you're into bloody revenge-fueled action then this could be for you - plus it's driven by a princess with a sword - I think that alone is enough to be intriguing enough to read it!
This story is from Zenescope - that's a publisher I haven't heard of - but it's an interesting reimagination of Cinderella - like Once Upon A Time but by Tarantino.
Here's more from Amazon:
A loyal servant to the Dark Horde, Cindy, turned her back on it to help save the world. And all she got for her trouble was a brutal death. But sometimes those that die get a second chance and now Cindy is back with a thirst for blood. And once she's had her revenge not a single hero in the Grimm Universe will be left alive.
Avengers Four - Retail $15.99 ($11 on Amazon)
The last volume of the bunch is my favorite. It's no secret that I love me a good Marvel story - and with this being an Old School box - it'd have to feature some Avengers!
This is an awesome flashback volume that will really bring you back to the classic imaginings of Scarlett Witch, Hawkeye, and Captain America!
Here's a bit more on Avengers: Four from Amazon:
The Old Order Changeth — more than you ever suspected! For the first time ever, learn what really happened all those years ago when the founding Avengers turned over their membership to a set of new recruits. Three reformed super villains — Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch — join the recently thawed Captain America as a new group of Earth's Mightiest Heroes takes shape! But with his team labeled "The Mighty Pretenders" by an unforgiving public, how can Steve Rogers revive the Avengers' reputation when they face an unbeatable foe? Perhaps he has an ace up his sleeve — one you've never seen before! It's a new story of Cap's Kooky Quartet (should that be Quintet?) that has direct ramifications for the Avengers of today!
Verdict: There aren't many comic subscriptions left out there - and it may be due to the fact that the value of the box was driven by discovery and not necessarily getting more than what you paid for. Comic Bento has always been a good combination of discovery and value - even just taking what you'd pay on Amazon, the values add up to $44 - that's extra good in the comic subscription realm for $30.
What did you think of the July Comic Bento?