Why? Because we opened it!
Let's see what's what in here, shall we?
|Behold! Our very first Comic Block!|
And the first item in the box is ... Well, all right, this is rather timely: An Ant-Man t-shirt. We saw the movie just last Sunday! This shirt is from ShirtPunch, and it comes with a promo code for 10% off at their website (www.shirtpunch.com).
|Please note: T-Shirt of Ant-Man helmet will not |
protect you from adverse effects of Pym Particles.
|It won't keep shrapnel out of your heart, but it|
might keep unsightly rings off your coffee table.
Now we're past the "stuff" and getting into the namesake of the Comic Block: it's our first of the three comic books! First up is Star Wars Lando #1. This is Marvel's fourth solo, and fifth overall, series in their newly relaunched Star Wars line-up. (The other titles are Star Wars, Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Princess Leia, and Kanan: The Last Padawan). And, if I'm not mistaken, it's the first time Han Solo's Cloud City administrating (and puffer pig collecting) pal has his own comic series. I'm not collecting Marvel's Star Wars books, but it's still cool to now have this #1 in my collection. Comic Block shipped it in its own bag and board, too.
|My new copy of Lando #1 by Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman, |
She-Hulk) and Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Spider-Woman, Moon Knight)
The second comic in this month's Comic Block is Negative Space #1 from Dark Horse. This book is written by Ryan K. Lindsay and drawn by Owen Gieni (who also provided the cover art). It's in the Fantasy and Horror genres, which I think you can tell from that cover image. Although this book wasn't really on my radar, it's a miniseries and I might be tempted to get the remaining issues if this turns out to be an engaging read. Instead of a bag and board, this one came shrinkwrapped.
|Writer’s block, suicide notes, a conspiracy, and|
human desperation: Welcome to Negative Space!
Our third and final book is the one that motivated me to try out this service: an exclusive cover for the first issue of IDW's Star Trek / Green Lantern crossover series! I love this cover's image featuring all nine Lantern insignias surrounding the USS Enterprise. And, down in the lower right hand corner, the Comic Block logo is proudly displayed. This book, too, is shrinkwrapped. And that's fine with me because I have at least one other reading copy available to me.
|"In mint condition, |
Or in slight blight,
No back issue shall escape my sight!
Let all who worship,
Evil speculators's might,
Beware the power,
Of my LED Enterprise night light!"
For reference, here is the front and back of the July 2015 Comic Block info card:
Well, I've enjoyed this initial foray into Nerdblock. I give it 4/5 cat paws:
We have two more boxes on our subscription. So, as the now-empty box says, this series of posts is TO BE CONTINUED...