Sunday, July 17, 2016

Comic Bento June 2016

Comic Bento is a monthly graphic novel subscription box that sends subscribers four or more graphic novels per month.  Every Comic Bento box will include at least $50 worth of graphic novels and every box will have a theme.

Price:  They offer 4 subscription plans:
             Month-to-Month Plan is $20 every month.
             3 Month Plan is $55 every 3 months.
             6 Month Plan is $105 every 6 months.
             12 Month Plan is $210 every 12 months (free shipping)

Shipping: $5 to the United States and $12.35 to Canada.   They currently do not ship outside of the U.S. and Canada.  

*I received this subscription box free for review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Comic Bento

Every Comic Bento box includes an information card describing the items inside.  The theme for June was Fan Power and they included all Valiant comics.

Faith Volume 1: Hollywood & Vine

I actually read some of this graphic novel on NetGalley and it's an awesome graphic novel.  It's nice to see a superhero in a comic that's not your typical superhero.  Faith is a badass!

Retail Value:  $9.99  Amazon Price:  $8.26

Goodreads Rating:  3.91 stars

Goodreads Synopsis:

Valiant's most demanded hero steps out of harbinger and into an all-new adventure!Orphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert - a psionically gifted "psiot" discovered by the Harbinger Foundation - has always aspired to greatness. But now this once ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she's always known she can be - complete with a mild-mannered secret identity, unsuspecting colleagues, and a day job as a reporter that routinely throws into her harms way! Well, at least she thought it would When she's not typing up listicles about cat videos, Faith makes a secret transformation to patrol the night as the City of Angels' own leading superhero - the sky-soaring Zephyr!But flying solo is going to be tougher than she ever thought when Zephyr uncovers a deep-rooted alien conspiracy. Two-bit burglars and car thieves are one thing, but when the world needs a hero to stave off an full-blown extraterrestrial invasion, will Faith find herself in over her head or ready for her biggest challenge yet?

Armor Hunters

I never heard of this graphic novel before but I like the artwork.

Retail Value:  $14.99  Amazon Price:  $14.18

Goodreads Rating:  3.79

Goodreads Synopsis:

Earth will be the greatest hunt of all…
When Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he’d finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he’d struggled so long to secure. But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it – have found their fi nal target. The ARMOR HUNTERS are coming. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar armor’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

Harbinger Wars

Another graphic novel that I've never heard of but I still like the artwork.

Retail Value:  $14.99  Amazon Price:  $13.74

Goodreads Rating:  3.70 stars

Goodreads Synopsis:

Harbinger Wars, Valiant's first crossover event, begins here!Two dozen undisciplined, untested, and untrained superhuman children have just escaped from a top-secret research facility and into the world. When Bloodshot, Toyo Harada, and Peter Stanchek join the chase, will the Valiant Universe be ready for its first all-out superhuman showdown?

Harbinger Volume 2:  Renegades

I don't know if I need to buy Volume 1 first in order to make sense of Volume 2 but I think Volume 1 is on sale at Amazon for less than $7 so I'll probably just buy the first volume soon.  I think Comic Bento usually includes the first volume of graphic novels in their boxes so I was surprised to see a Volume 2 in this box.

Goodreads Rating:  4.01 stars

Goodreads Synopsis:

Led by omega-powered psionic Toyo Harada, the Harbinger Foundation is a secret organization that has controlled and subverted the course of recent history. With a secret army of psychic soldiers at his command, no one has dared defy Toyo Harada's plans for the human race - until now! Harada's most powerful student, Peter Stanchek, has discovered the true nature of the Harbinger Foundation and he will stop at nothing to prevent Harada's vision from coming to pass. With a classified list of Harada's next recruits in hand, it falls to Peter to draft the next generation of empowered youth and form the frontline in humanity's resistance to the Harbinger Foundation. Peter. Kris. Zephyr. Flamingo. Torque. Their fight for the future comes out of the shadows and into the Valiant Universe when "Renegades" begins.

My Thoughts:  This was my first box from Comic Bento and I really liked it.  My favorite graphic novel included in this box was Faith Volume 1.  I can't wait to read the rest of it since I only read a sample from NetGalley.  The other graphic novels sound interesting so I'm sure I'll enjoy them.  I think Comic Bento usually sends out graphic novels from various publishers (which I think is better than featuring one publisher) but I still enjoyed everything in this box.  I can't wait to read all these graphic novels!  I received this box for free to review but I also subscribed to this box because I love graphic novels.  The theme for July is 'They, Robots.'  Cool.

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*I received this subscription box free for review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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