As you may or may not know, one of the pies we have our fingers in around here is the subscription box service, Comic Bento (www.comicbento.com).
Comic Bento is similar to a lot of subscription box services with one exception: There’s no junk. We pack the box with 4-5 Graphic Novels every month, hand-selected to fit our theme and that’s it! All killer, no filler!
We work with big-name publishers like Marvel and Image, to mid-sized folk like Valiant and Dynamite, right down to more indie fare like Oni and Aspen! It’s about finding the best books that fit with the theme, and Moss and the Bento team work hard to get them onto your shelf.
I bring this up because we have a pretty great box this month and if you’ve ever been interested in trying something like Comic Bento, now’s the time.
The theme for the month is OUT OF RETIREMENT, which means the books we’ve chosen have the common thread of people coming back, returning to lives they thought left behind, and in most cases, doing a hell of a lot of ass-kicking along the way! I won’t spoil the whole box, but there’s a major Marvel book in this one that’s title rhymes with SHMOLD SHMAN SHLOGAN.
If you want to check it out before subscribing, you can actually see everything that’s in the OUT OF RETIREMENT collection via our friend Anthony’s unboxing video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nNTTn4EJu4) but you want to keep the surprise intact and give Bento a try, simply head on over to www.comicbento.com. As a special treat for LICD readers, we’ve created the savings code LICDBENTO which will give you 25% off any subscription when entered at checkout!
You’ve got until March 31st to sign up and use the code, but don’t delay! We’ve got a limited number of boxes each month, and OUT OF RETIREMENT is going fast!
-Because I Can.
Well, almost. I’m back from Emerald City and ready to leap into the pile of Muppet avatars that have piled up while I was away. Yes the avatar theme for March is Muppets and we continue to be blown away by your generosity towards the MS Society of Canada.
Please join me tonight from 8pm till midnight as I do my best to caricature folks and monsters, Fraggles and People in your Neighbourhood for charity. Want one of your own? Donate $40 or more, tinyurl.com/uncalar, then send me the receipt and a selfie and I’ll put you in the queue!
Hope you’ll drop in the chat to say ‘Wakka! Wakka’! twitch.tv/uncalar
I’m old enough to remember when convention seasons were separate by half a year, or more. Nowadays however, we get a few months reprieve until we’re back in the thick of it.
And with that, we’re kicking off 2017 with the always fun Emerald City Comic Con.
You can find Lar, Will, Stone and myself at Booth #110 for the duration of the weekend-
If that’s not enough, we’ve also got a panel on Sunday at 12:15pm in room TCC302.
Hope to see you there, folks, and we may just have a surprise or two in store.
-Because I Can.
Quote of the Day
“There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism. “