Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Comic Bento Review: Graphic Novels to Your Door!

Comic Bento 

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.


Claudia Arroyo said...

Now this is my type of fun :P I've actually been looking into Comic Cons own subscription service, but Comic Bento is by far way more reasonable in cost than Comic Con. I'll keep this one in mind; thanks for sharing all these fun boxes with us!

Naomi Hop said...

I'm not much of a comic book reader, but this looks like a great idea!

Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

Christy @ Love of Books said...

A graphic novel class? Damn, wish I had been able to take that. Oh cool, Koontz has a GN.

Erika Sorocco said...

I'm not much of a graphic novel reader, so I would pass on this one; but it is an awesome concept!


Kindlemom said...

I have a daughter who I think would love this!

Brandi Kosiner said...

I don't read much comics but does sound like a neat subscription

Heidi Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I have never learned to read and appreicate comic books, I should change that. What a great idea.

kimbacaffeinate said...

I know a few people who would totally love these boxes!

Alise said...

This is so cool, I'd definitely love this! And man, I wish my college offered a graphic novel class, how fun!

Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger said...

I really wish I could afford this box. I LOVE graphic novels and would love the chance to explore them more. Too bad I'm broke :/