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Last updated August 18, 2014

Hero Chest

A monthly comic subscription box shipping you a trade book, 3 current comic issues and great toys and surprises.

Hero Chest

A monthly comic subscription box shipping you a trade book, 3 current comic issues and great toys and surprises.

$4,569
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
55
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 18 2014 2:58 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 18, 2014

About

Hero Chest will be a curated subscription box that brings the comic shop experience to your doorstep each month. Our curators' selections will be guided by years of comic experience and a passion for high quality comics. We want to send you titles you might not see featured in your local store or might have slipped under your radar. Most of all, we want to send you cool stuff to read! (And toys.)

Each box will contain items with a retail value of $50 or more: 

  • a recently released Trade Paperback (compilation of 6-10ish comic issues, usually of a single story arc in one place) 
  • 3 current comic books (issues) selected specifically for their quality of art and storytelling, significance and potential interestingness - and they'll be a good jumping-on point! (Not the middle of a story!) 
  • monthly curation notes on the titles chosen for the box
  • fun surprises like t-shirts, stickers, toys, and collectibles
  • and Kickstarter rewards include shipping and handling!
  • Check out the details of everything in our first beta box over at our blog

We put together a test box in July and one of the early backers sent us this photo: 

Beta Box
Beta Box

"Subscription box services are all the rage right now, and Hero Chest sounds like a phenomenal option for comic book fans. [..] As a guy who only makes it into my LCS to pick up my pull list every month or two, I know that there’s a lot of cool stuff that I’m missing. Hero Chest could be a great way to expand my comic book horizons." -Geekscape's Derek Kraneveldt.

We want to build something you look forward to receiving every month and bring you titles you will want to continue to read well into the future. We also want to make sure that you are getting more than your money's worth each and every month. 

If we're successful, our first subscription box of comics and fun stuff will ship to you in November 2014 and subsequent boxes will ship each month thereafter. The Kickstarter rates include shipping and handling within the contiguous United States (Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico will have surcharges for shipping as appropriate. We will post those when we have them from our shipper) 

Kickstarter is the only place you'll be able to get the first 3 Hero Chest boxes!
Kickstarter is the only place you'll be able to get the first 3 Hero Chest boxes!

With your support, Hero Chest is going to rock. Why? Because it will be a fun experience for all types of comic book readers. Whether you're new to comics or you've been reading for decades, we want to bring you more great comics to read.

Our curators will be choosing a variety of titles each month and explaining in the monthly notes why the books were chosen. You'll get a peek into parts of the industry you might not be familiar with as well as some esoteric history and trivia.

The Beta Box
The Beta Box

What else? We'll be: 

  • blogging on our site about everything from books to cons to industry gossip
  • hosting regular discussions of recent books on our site 
  • trying out podcasting
  • hosting the SideKick team, a group of avid readers with varying experiences with comics
New, coming back or an avid collector - we're here for you!
New, coming back or an avid collector - we're here for you!

For people looking to dip a toe back into reading comics after a long break or for the new reader, Hero Chest will provide a great reading experience. We think a trade book and 3 issues are a great package for the casual reader or busy fan.

For long-time readers, Hero Chest offers an introduction to new titles and will hopefully provide access to exclusive content unavailable elsewhere. We hope this gives the avid reader and collector a valuable resource for discovering more titles and items that are available nowhere else.

If you're looking for a gift for your friend the comic fan, look no further! We're happy to help you out on that front. You don't need to know what he or she likes, we'll take care of keeping the monthly Hero Chest delivery fun and interesting.

Part of the goal of the first year of this adventure will be to figure out what works in the box. We'll be relying heavily on our early subscribers to give us honest feedback and we'll be taking it very seriously. We'll have some hits, we'll have some misses, and hopefully we'll all have a great deal of fun with Hero Chest.

As we grow, we intend to have special incentives and offers available to our multi-month subscribers. Their boxes will have a chance of containing special variant covers in addition to their normal comics.

Also for our multi-month subscribers, we want to offer the option to add specific titles to their boxes each month at a discounted price. So, if we send you a title that you love you will be able log in and tell us to add it to your box every month.

Another growth area for us will be the ability for subscribers to add in a children's comic to their box. Our long term goal is to be able to support a separate box just for our budding young comic fans.

We are looking to start with a subscription base of roughly 250 subscribers for 3 months. We feel that this allows us to have the buying power to get better deals for our subscribers and get exclusive content for them as well. 

All logos and images are (c) and TM 2014 Hero Chest, LLC.


Risks and challenges

We're still learning the ins and outs of the comic industry. Any publishing industry has unexpected delays after long lead times, the comic industry appears to be doubly unpredictable.

We're also new to volume shipping. We are developing great relationships with our shipping partners but we still are concerned about shipping logistics.

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    FIRST: At this reward level, you get the debut box, with the debut t-shirt, and the H2H rewards! Kickstarter is the only place you can purchase the first month of Hero Chest!

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    SECOND: 2 months of boxes, the debut t-shirt, and the H2H rewards!

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    THIRD: 3 months of boxes, the debut t-shirt, and the H2H rewards!

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    SIXTH: 6 months of boxes, the debut t-shirt, and the H2H rewards!

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    BENEFACTOR: 6 months of boxes for you and a friend (your friend - your choice whether you give them all to one friend or have them shipped to yourself and let your friends compete for your comic awesomeness affections) and our eternal gratitude! (Plus the debut t-shirt, and the H2H rewards.)

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    Early Bird WARD: 1 year of monthly boxes, the H2H and H2HM rewards, and a special 1 year anniversary t-shirt (assuming we get that far) for Ward and up Kickstarter folks only! (Plus the debut t-shirt, and the H2H rewards.)

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    Early Bird SIDEKICK: 2 years of monthly boxes and an invite to the official Hero Chest Sidekick team for as long as you are an active subscriber! As a member of the elite force tasked to ensure the ongoing improvement in awesomeness of Hero Chest. (Plus the debut t-shirt, and the H2H rewards.)

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    Early Bird HERO: Monthly boxes for as long as we're operating! Plus, an invite to the official Hero Chest Sidekick team, all of our Hero Chest swag as we create it (including convention exclusives and any other promotional material we create). Twice a year, you get to give a gift of Hero Chest (one month subscription) to a friend who needs more comics in their life.

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