A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....ok well it was not that long ago and it was through my mailbox. A subscription box that stands out from the crowd sending you comic books and graphic novels its called Comic Bento.
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The box finally arrived, it seemed like it was an eternity but waiting for fun things in the mail has that effect on everything. After I examined the box, I proceeded to open it like a kid on Christmas morning. The theme for this box was Feminine Mystique, there has been a lot of girl power action lately and thought it was perfect to share.
When I came across Comic Bento
I was pleased, I am fairly new to comics as I have only started to get into them a year or so ago. With all the releases, variants, special editions, timelines, I would never be able to catch up, so I try to start where I can. Sometimes not having any idea where to start is no good either hence an already positive aspect of Comic Bento. Comic Bento is a monthly subscription box that has a different theme of comics and graphic novels every month. I signed up to receive a box to review for Superheroes.XYZ and thought it would also be a good way to see if I would like it enough to subscribe monthly and add it to my subscription box must get list.
I started going through the comics, the one I was the most excited for was the Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan. I had started reading the first issue when she was introduced and thought it was something different, so I was excited to get further in the series. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I had only seen the TV show and being able to see Buffy in a different medium was a nice touch.
The other two comics Miss Fury and Shutter were ones I have never heard of, I like being exposed to new things I probably would not have picked up on my own. Another great benefit added to Comic Bento if all else they would make great gifts for friends, giveaways or even a donation. I was intrigued by the Miss Fury cover and did some research, found out she was one of the earliest female heroes and the inspiration for Marvel's Character Hellcat
I was not sure what to expect in my first box, it was not just regular comic books that you can read in less then 5 mins these were graphic novels that would usually cost more then five dollars to pick up and are a great addition to the definitely have to read list. I highly recommend this box to those that are getting into comics, if you are unsure where to start in the slew of comic books there are today, this will give you an idea of where to start or an idea of what you might like to read. You will have a variety delivered to your mailbox every moth with something you have or have not experienced yet.
A one month subscription for Comic Bento is $20.00 plus shipping and handling for a box of comics and graphic novels in your mailbox. This box is also great for those that want to see if there is anything new out there or have hit a comic book block, trying to find something new to read. These were the issues that were in the Bento box, and around what there values are if I would have bought them myself which comes to about $44.00. I have yet to spend that much on comic books in one buy so this was a deal.
Miss Fury Volume 1 Anger is Energy Published by Dynamite $14.13
by Rob Williams/Author Alex Ross/ Jackson Herbert
Ms. Marvel Volume One No Normal Published by Marvel $12.95
Willow Wilson/Adrian Alphona
Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Dust Waltz Published by Dark Horse $8.96
Joss Whedon/Dan Brereton/Rick Ketcham/Laura Allred
Shutter Volume 1 Wanderlost Published by Dark Horse Comics $7.34
Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca, Owen Gieni/Ed Brisson
All in all I would pick and choose which Comic Bento themed boxes I would get, rather then get one every month and have it be a hit or miss with the theme. If I don't think I will enjoy the theme then I would pass and save the money for one that I think I would enjoy much more. Comic Bento was kind enough to send me a box to review and set me up with an affiliate link. Let me know if you check them out and what you think, all opinions are of my own.
So many boxes so little time, one down and many more to go! Are you subscribed to Comic Bento?
Until next time
Watchtower over & out
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