Bento Review: Superior Iron Man Volume One

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Sample page showing Tony being a dink to Daredevil.

My next Bento Box came in with four graphic novels themed on the “gray,” where good guys may be bad and bad guys may be good.  Once again, I’m reading them in the order the card inside suggested, so that means up first is Superior Iron Man Volume One:  Infamous.

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Bento Review: Marvel Masterworks Iron Man Volume 2

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I finished off the December Bento box pile with one I had some minor mixed feelings for:  a Marvel Masterworks volume of old 1960s Iron Man adventures.

The mixed feelings were because while I actually get a kick out of Silver Age screwiness, I’m not much of a fan of Iron Man when he’s not also Robert Downey Jr.

Review and maybe some mild SPOILERS after the cut.

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Bento Review: Battlestar Galactica Memorial

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Normally, I’d avoid a comic based on a licensed property like the proverbial plague, but Comics Bento just ships stuff, so I end up with stuff I normally wouldn’t, like that Youngblood volume, or this trade from Dynamite based off the original Battlestar Galactica.

How was it?  See after the cut.

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Bento Review: The Fifth Beatle

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The Beatles were one of it not the most influential and popular rock bands of all time.  The Fab Four have often had various other individuals referred to as the “Fifth Beatle,” but Vivel J. Tiwary and Andrew C. Robinson’s hardcover biography, The Fifth Beatle:  The Brian Epstein Story from Dark Horse Comics, suggests the real Fifth Beatle was the band’s manager, Brian Epstein.

Review and maybe some SPOILERS after the cut.

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Bento Review: Youngblood Volume 1: Focus Tested

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One of the most popular articles on Gabbing Geek is Jenny’s Geek Box Rankings.  I took advantage of that to try one or two for myself, and the Comic Bento box appealed to me.

So, what did I get for my first box?  Well, four graphic novels, all tied to the theme of the past.  I’ll be reviewing them in the order the card in the box had them listed in…which is about the only way I’d ever read a Youngblood volume first…or at all.

Review after the cut.

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18 New Geek Monthly Mystery Box Subscriptions To Check Out

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Welcome back to our Geek Monthly Mystery Box subscription round up! For anyone new to this concept, mystery subscription boxes are mail order boxes filled with “stuff” that you pay for on a monthly basis. The catch is that you have no idea what is going to be in the box month-to-month. You have to go on faith that what is being delivered, will match the value of the monthly subscription fee.

And if you’ve been following Gabbing Geek for a while, then you’ll know we did a 22 box review: Mystery Geek Box Monthly Subscriptions: The Good, The Bad, and The Geeky not too long ago. But since that post, the Geek Mystery Box market has added a few more contenders to the race!

Want to know how the new additions stack up agains the old trusties? Read on!

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ICYMI-Mystery Geek Box Monthly Subscriptions: The Good, The Bad, and The Geeky

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Mystery box subscriptions are all the craze these days. You know what I’m talking about, right? Mystery subscription boxes are mail order boxes filled with stuff that you pay for on a monthly basis. The catch is that you have no idea what is going to be in the box month-to-month. You have to go on faith that what is being delivered, will match the value of what you’re paying for the monthly subscription. And depending on what you subscribe to, you can open your mystery box and it may be filled beyond the value of your monthly fee, or you may come up short. It’s a gamble. And with a million different subscription themes out there; boxes for dogs, for foodies, for grooming, for geeks, etc, etc. You have to be sure you know what you’re getting into. Curious? Read on.

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Mystery Geek Box Monthly Subscriptions: The Good, The Bad, and The Geeky

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Mystery box subscriptions are all the craze these days. You know what I’m talking about, right? Mystery subscription boxes are mail order boxes filled with stuff that you pay for on a monthly basis. The catch is that you have no idea what is going to be in the box month-to-month. You have to go on faith that what is being delivered, will match the value of what you’re paying for the monthly subscription. And depending on what you subscribe to, you can open your mystery box and it may be filled beyond the value of your monthly fee, or you may come up short. It’s a gamble. And with a million different subscription themes out there; boxes for dogs, for foodies, for grooming, for geeks, etc, etc. You have to be sure you know what you’re getting into. Curious? Read on.

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