Review by Lauren
Source: links are affiliate links - I was also sent a free box to review -all opinions are my own
Review: Ever since I took a graphic novel course as an undergraduate student, I have been fairly obsessed with comics and graphic novels. Therefore, I was really excited when I came across Comic Bento - a subscription service where you get comic books in the mail every month.
For a comic book fan, what could be better than that? I was really pleased with all of the books I received. I had not read any of them before, so that was exciting, but it was also great to see how much you really got for the price you would pay every month.
If you want a recurring 1-month plan, you pay $20 a month with S/H. If you want a recurring 3-month plan, you pay $18.34 a month plus S/H (which saves you $5 - total price is $55). Finally, if you want a recurring 6-month plan, you pay $17.50 a month plus S/H (which saves you $15 - total price is $105).
These are the four books that I received in my box. The theme for the month was "Dynamite" and that's the company who supplied these graphic novels. Every month you get at least four graphic novels (you never get single comic issues - another positive!) but you could get more.
I received the graphic novel version of Dracula and Vampirella: Our Lady of Shadows.
I also got a graphic novel based on the show Grimm and Fear Nothing: Volume One, the graphic novel version of the Dean Koontz novel. I knew I wanted to read one of these graphic novels before reviewing this service, so I went with Fear Nothing. I have not read this book before, but I felt like the graphic adaptation did really well. I understood what was happening and it's full of twists and turns that kept me glued to the pages. I definitely want to read the second volume now. Based on my reaction to this graphic novel, I love this subscription service even more because it gives me other novels to look forward too. This is definitely a service I might have to sign up for on my own.
Unfortunately, this service only goes to the U.S. and Canada- but I do recommend it for those that can subscribe and are interested! This would be a fantastic gift for yourself or someone else. Also, be sure to check out the Store on the website because they show you what was in previous boxes. If they aren't sold out, you can even purchase one of those previous boxes! This is a great way to see if you think you would like the boxes month-to-month.