Comic Bento Review March 2017

Every month Comic Bento puts together an awesome selection of graphic novels from the biggest names in the business as well as some of the best indy publishers out there and mail it to your door. Each Comic Bento box is packed with more than $50 worth of comics, literally 4 pounds of comic awesomness in every Comic Bento box. Whether you are new to the hobby or you remember a time when comic movies were 90% embarrassing, Comic Bento will fulfill your comic needs. They kindly sent us this box for review.

Oh my goodness!  I absolutely love this!  My brother had a comic book collection growing up that I wasn’t allowed to touch… The worst.  I still remember slipping a comic or two out of the sleeves when he wasn’t around just to see what all the fuss was about.  I was a little more into the Archie’s myself, but always wanted to read graphic novels!  Now I will have my own comic book collection and I’ll tell you what… My brother isn’t allowed to touch it.

Comic Bento is a new review for us!  They have been around for quite a while, but we are just now getting our first taste of them.  I’m so proud to say they are a Canadian subscription (yay!) out of Quebec!  You can choose from a one, three, six or twelve month plan, saving a bit more as you go along.  All subscriptions are paid in full at the time of purchase and then you can simply enjoy your deliveries over the next number of months!

Wow!  Two of these comics are a hit out of the park already!  This month’s theme is “Retirement”

“The Out of Retirement collection that you now hold in your hands takes a look at what it’s like for these ass-kickers with experience as they wrestle with re-joining worlds they had long left behind”

Wolverine: Old Man Logan
Fusing the dystopian super-hero elements of the X-Men’s “Days of Future Past,” the wild and wooly futurescapes of Mad Max, and the tragic pathos of Clint Eastwood’s archetypal Western heroes, Millar’s tale finds an older Wolverine at a crossroads with who he was, who he wants to be and who he really is.

I am a huge X-Men fan and will always see the latest X-Man movie when it comes out!  I love this take on ‘retirement’ and can already see a Clint Eastwood vibe in the artwork.  I may or may not have opened this one up and started reading… I can bill for those hours right?!

Bloodshot Reborn
Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine.  Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self.  He lives in retirement, reeling from the consequences of his past life.  But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, this guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers.

I have never heard of this comic, but the art work is gripping!

Halo: Escalation
Set directly after the events of Halo 4, Escalation follows the crew of the UNSC Infinity as they are deployed to security detail for a peace summit between the Elites and Brutes.  When the negotiations are ambushed by a mercenary fleet, Infinity is drawn into a plot which leads them to the discovery of a long-lost UNSC asset trapped behind enemy lines.

Uh-oh.  Confession time.  So my cousins and I used to be obsessed with Halo.  My sister and I once house sat while my Aunt and Uncle were away and while my cousins were at school I may or may not have spent 8 hours playing halo, eating donuts and drinking Starbucks… Uh.. true story.  I can’t wait to delve into this and relive some of those ‘glory days’.

Dan Dare Omnibus
With his beloved Space Fleet long-disbanded, and his friends scattered to the winds- Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future lives far from home in self-imposed exile… but a long-forgotten enemy is coming back with an army of demonic beasts and a secret weapon that threatens reality itself.

I also haven’t heard of this one.  The art work looks super scary!  I should probably avoid reading this one after dark…

Comic Bento March 2017 – Final Thoughts

I really like this subscription!  It’s really thought out, from the look of the box, to the theme and comics chosen, to the card provided inside detailing what you’ve received.  You can really feel the passion for comics and story telling.  I really like that all items provided aren’t just ‘comics’ but graphic novels.  They are all really high quality and each item is chosen with such thought!  I know a number of people who probably don’t even know this box exists, but if they did would jump on it in a heartbeat!





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