August 2014’s Mystery Box Contents Revealed!

THANK YOU to all who participated in August 2014’s MYSTERY BOX! You all should have received your comics by now (unless you are one of our international customers). We’re really excited about the picks we made this month, and we hope you will be too! As a bonus for participating in this month’s program, you will have received a special “Guardians of the Galaxy” foil sticker!

So what makes a great ComicBoxer comic? See our reasons for selecting each issue below!

comics-the-multiversity-1Multiversity #1 by Grant Morrison & Ivan Reis – DC Comics
Grant Morrison here is doing what he does best here – exploring DC’s expansive multiverse and bringing focus back to the 52 different Earths that exist in DC lore. This is the first of a series of one shots that will be released over the next several months. Are we headed for another crisis?




fadeout1The Fade Out #1 by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips – Image Comics
The masters of noir storytelling are back in this captivating new book, which takes a look at scandal, mystery, and intrigue during 1940s Hollywood. The team behind “Fatale” are set to knock one out of the park again with this book. This is the first book from the Brubaker and Phillips since signing a 5-year deal with Image. This is a sure bet to be an issue collectors will covet.



harley-selfieHarley Quinn #9 by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti “Selfie Variant” – DC Comics
For the month of August, DC put out 22 special “Selfie” variants featuring characters on the cover taking pictures of themselves. We’ve included DC’s current queen of comics Harley Quinn here as covers featuring her are always in demand.




POP-1-CVRPOP #1 by Curt Pires & Jason Copland – Dark Horse Comics
This book supposes that the pop superstars that we idolize are merely products; creations of the world’s richest individuals. These idols have bosses, and those bosses don’t like it when work isn’t performed to their specifications, and they definitely don’t like it when one of their products escape! Artist Jason Copland and writer Curt Pires have both been named “Creators to Watch” in 2013 & 2014. BONUS: If you’ve ever wanted to see a certain Canadian music superstar get what’s coming to him, this is the book for you. No, we’re not talking about Burton Cummings.


wayward-1-brjpg-6e4d60_1280wWayward #1 by Jim Zub & Steve Cummings – Image Comics
This book is being heralded as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” for the new generation, and that’s not far off the mark. Written by Jim Zub, known for his work on Samurai Jack and Skullkickers teams with artist Steve Cummings to bring us the tale of Rori, a half-Japanese girl who just moved to Tokyo and may possess some supernatural evil-fighting powers! Lovers of teen paranormal drama and Japanese culture unite! This is the book for you.



GuardiansOfTheGalaxy_1_CoverGuardians of the Galaxy #1 (2013) by Brian Michael Bendis & Steve McNiven – Marvel Comics
Originally released in March 2013 this issue brought new life and energy to the Guardians of the Galaxy comic franchise in preparation for the movie which was released this summer. The team you fell in love with at the theater is all here: Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket, Drax, and Gamora along with a special guest – Iron Man! This book was a quick sell out when it was launched and we are happy to include it in this month’s mystery box as a special thank you to our fellow ComicBoxers!


Like what you see for August’s picks? Wait till you see what September 2014’s box has in store for you! Join us at ComicBoxer today for as little as $16.99/month for awesome comics delivered to your door each and every month! It’s like a Comic Convention in a Box!

September 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

July 2014 Mystery Box Contents Revealed!

A couple of weeks ago we shipped out our July 2014 MYSTERY BOXES to customers who participated in the program. It was our last box shipped under the old program. Due to the success of our Mystery Boxes, we have launched a separate website – ComicBoxer the one you’re on right now! – to handle our monthly mystery box program. Consider checking it out if you haven’t already! By our calculations, both June and July’s Mystery Boxes have seen big increases in value over the initial $19.99 investment.

Here’s what was included in July’s shipment (click the images for larger versions):

grayson1Grayson #1 by Tim Seeley, Tom King, & Mikel Janin – DC Comics
This is an all-new ongoing series starring Dick Grayson, the former Nightwing and one of the most popular characters in the Bat-Family. Super Spies are in, and Grayson is aiming to show he’s got what it takes to be the greatest spy of all. This is written by Tim Seeley of Revival and Hack/Slash fame.

spread1Spread #1 by Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm – Image Comics
Definitely reminiscent of Lone Wolf and Cub, the main character “No” is immune to a strange living virus known as “The Spread” and must protect a child which may hold the key to eliminating The Spread once and for all. Those who have read Jordan’s Luther Strode books won’t be too surprised by the action and gore found within the pages of this book!

rocket-stanleeRocket Raccoon #1 by Skottie Young: Stan Lee Lego Variant – Marvel Comics
Mark our words, this WILL be the summer of Rocket Raccoon! He’s poised to become one of the most popular characters in pop culture with the arrival of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. This book is illustrated and written by Skottie Young, and the variant we have included here features the man himself, Stan Lee – in LEGO form!

spidey2099-1Spider-Man 2099 #1 by Peter David and Will Sliney: Skottie Young Variant – Marvel Comics
Everyone’s favorite futuristic Spider-Man from the 1990s is back and this time he’s stranded in our present! Miguel O’Hara’s new adventures begin here, written by Peter David who is also Spider-Man 2099’s original creator. We have included the Skottie Young variant cover here, because Spidey covers by him have climbed in value!

lifeafter1The Life After #1 by Joshua Fialkov and Gabo – Oni Press
The Life After takes a look at a man breaking through the barriers of the monotonous afterlife, and has been getting great reviews. The story is written by Joshua Hale Fialkov, hot on the heels of his successful comic book The Bunker which is being developed for television.

Low_01-1Low #1 by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini – Image Comics
A beautiful looking comic which is set in a world where the sun is expanding, and scorches the Earth above. Humanity has retreated to the depths of the ocean while looking for an exodus to another world. Painted art by Greg Tocchini compliments Remender’s masterful writing; he’s been on fire lately with success on books such as Deadly Class and Black Science, in addition to several titles at Marvel.

August 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

June 2014 Mystery Box Contents

We recently shipped our June MYSTERY BOXES to the lucky people who decided to participate in the program. It was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who placed their orders.

The best news for those who purchased Mystery Boxes is that, judging by eBay prices, the original value of $19.99 for the box has since SKYROCKETED to around $55 due to the success of the books that we selected. So what did we choose? Have a look!


superman_doomed_coverSuperman: DOOMED #1 Signed by Ken Lashley – DC Comics

Superman vs. Doomsday in the early 90s, for better or for worse, was a defining moment in the history of comics. DC looks to make history again this time around with Superman taking on his deadliest foe once again. Believe us – this is MUCH different than the last time they met, and the last few pages of this story will surprise you! Brilliantly illustrated by the legendary Ken Lashley, this comic was signed at our store on May 23, 2014


outcast1Outcast #1 by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta – Image Comics

We’d be fools to not include the new book from Robert Kirkman in our Mystery Box. This time the Walking Dead creator takes on the phenomenon of demonic possession and exorcism. Plus it’s an extra sized issue with no ads! If any of the books in this month’s box have a chance of becoming a television or movie property in the future, it’s this one. When Robert Kirkman writes, Hollywood pays attention!



wicked_divine_omalley_cover_a_pThe Wicked and the Divine #1 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, variant cover by Bryan Lee O’Malley – Image Comics
The team that brought us Phonogram and Young Avengers bring us their most anticipated title yet – the story of Gods who re-incarnate themselves into the bodies of young people every century. There’s lots of buzz around this book, especially with the variant cover included here by Scott Pilgrim artist Bryan Lee O’Malley!



cover of superman 32Superman #32 by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. – DC Comics

This is a landmark issue for the Man of Steel. It features new creative team that DC hopes will inject some much-needed excitement into their flagship character. It also marks John Romita Jr’s first regular title with DC Comics! This one is a no-brainer, as many people will be reading this book to see how Johns and Romita Jr do. It’s make or break time for Superman, and we’re betting that they do a fantastic job.



wonder-woman32Wonder Woman #32 – Bombshell Variant Cover – DC Comics

The Bombshell variants by Ant Lucia being offered by DC Comics have been absolutely stunning, and we believe this cover to be the “crown jewel” in that collection. Wonder Woman is presented in pin-up style, mimicking the famous 1940’s propaganda poster “We Can Do It”.




emptyman1Empty Man #1 by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey – BOOM Studios

A very creepy release by Boom Studios, and one that has had a lot of people talking! Cullen Bunn is a man on FIRE lately, writing hit books such as The Sixth Gun, Magneto, Helheim, and the Deadpool Kills series of books. So it’s no surprise we were willing to take a gamble on him this time around with Empty Man – a story about a mysterious illness or virus that has been affecting people across the country. After reading the first issue, we’re in for the long haul!

August 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment