What is it, you ask?
Landfall Freight is a graphic novel subscription box featuring female characters, and a lot of female creators, as well as extras that might appeal to lady types...or anyone.
Each box contains:
1 graphic novel published in the last 60 days and featuring a female lead
1-3 single issue comics
1-3 comic-related extras
1 caramel apple lollipop
I've received two boxes so far, and getting one of these on the doorstep is just like Christmas. I've found these boxes to be a great value, though one of my two was more of a hit than the other.
The November box was a "Girl Gang" theme, and while I felt the extras in this box skewed a little young, overall, I was extremely pleased with the comics included here. The box contained:
Paper Girls #1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Matt Wilson. I've since gone on to subscribe to this comic via Comixology. While I had my doubts, this series is about a "gang" of paper delivery girls who discover a strange machine in the basement.
Never Goodnight is a Swedish graphic memoir by Coco Moodysonn about her experience starting a band with her best friends. I'm not too far into this one, but the art is quirky and I like Moodysonn's voice.
Imaginary Girl Bands is a 'zine by GemmaFleck of Etsy. I haven't read this one yet, but it looks like a fun, fast read.
The extras that didn't work so well for me were a cassette tape-shaped box with a vinyl tassel bracelet inside, girl band stickers, and a bookmark (always fine with a bookmark). And don't forget the coveted caramel apple lollipop, which I actually love and look forward to.
December's box was squarely up my alley with its dark, magical theme. I even loved the extras in this one.
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell. This is a Snow White and Sleeping Beauty fairy tale retelling that I can't wait to dive into.
Monstress #1 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda is a dark fantasy series about a young girl with some wicked powers and the people who wish to enslave her. This is a stunning, really long first issue (74 pages), and I rated it 5 stars on Goodreads. I've also subscribed to it on Comixology and will dive into the second issue soon.
Extras included a Sleeper and the Spindle bookmark, Stories from the Forest colorable greeting cards, a gold gel pen, and a gold Roald Dahl quote print (suitable for framing!). And...caramel apple lollipop...nom nom!
Have you ever considered a bookish subscription box? Which one(s)?