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Old 01-27-17, 10:05 PM
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Anyone ever try this yet? My local FYE had a couple boxes for sale with a coupon for a free month. Basically it's a monthly subscription box where each month gets you four comics. My box contained a Captain Marvel TPB, a Loeb/McGuinnes Batman/Superman, an Indy comic I forgot and a hardback Bloodshot TPB. I think I might try it for a couple of month even though I'm afraid that I'll just get junk I don't want to read.
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Old 01-28-17, 07:17 AM
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Re: Comics Bento

Haven't seen a FYE in awhile, but I have tried the monthly subscription by mail boxes. We have a thread about them here somewhere.
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Old 01-28-17, 04:27 PM
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I've definitely thought about it. I think if you go on YouTube they have people opening them up.
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Old 11-17-17, 08:52 PM
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I've been a member for about five months. I tried one month with a coupon code, enjoyed it, didn't cancel, then a couple weeks ago saw a 20% off code so I cancelled my monthly sub and re-joined for the one-shot 12 month membership. Turned out to be 16-18 bucks a month versus the 30 in the month-to-month.
Each month is themed - horror, strong women, creator-owned; this month's theme is Teamwork.
I've only had one title I really didn't like, an Inhumans title, and some I've really liked. This month's box had 6 books, 3 of which were 'digest' size; total cover price was about $66.
I started rediscovering comics when preparing for a move and going through my collection (turned out to be about 10 short boxes full), and I want to read 'new' stuff but I can't stomach paying 3.99 for a single issue.
Bento is heavy on Valiant, Image, and Marvel so far.
It's usually a diverse box (although with that theme), and the 'value' is definitely more than the monthly fee.
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Old 11-19-17, 10:33 AM
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I always worry I would get Vol. 3 or whatever series Marvel has clearances Out recently. Thatís what has kept me from signing up.
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Old 11-21-17, 03:20 PM
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Valid point, and my initial concern.
Here is (most) of what I've received over the last few months. There's a few titles not included here, and Polarity, Pilot Season, and Translucid also weren't from them, nor is the hardcover Batman on the far right.
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http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n..._075919678.jpg
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Old 06-14-18, 03:09 PM
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If you haven't tried this, don't bother -
I just got an email from them saying
"With that, we’d like to announce that the JUNE 2018 Otherworlds Bento will be our last box shipped to subscribers. "
They say they're staying in comics but not describing in what context.
I know it was probably a little too specific a market (people who are into comic grab bag boxes but not enough into them to have a high likelihood of getting duplicates), but I have enjoyed my subscription.
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