Frequently Asked Questions

About The Product

What's a Comic Crate?  

Comic Crate is a monthly subscription box for Comic Book Lovers, Reluctant Readers, or English Language Learners. We personally select six full-size comic books each month that fit the rating you select--G-Rated or PG+ Rated--and ship them to your door.

What's in a G-Rated Comic Crate?

A G-Rated Comic Crate is great for younger readers, and features simple artwork and language. Examples of G-Rated comics include My Little Pony, Sonic the Hedgehog, Star Wars Adventures, and Disney.

What's in a PG+ Rated Comic Crate? 

A PG+ Comic Crate has comics with detailed artwork, intermediate language, and superhero violence (no profanity or nudity). Examples of PG+ Rated comics include Batman, Spider-Man, Avengers, and Justice League.

How do you decide the ratings?

All comic books that we provide adhere to the current, industry-standard comic book rating system. 

A G-Rated Comic Crate contains comics that are labeled ALL AGES – these comics are appropriate for all ages. 

A PG+ Rated Comic Crate contains comics labeled TEEN or TEEN+ – these comics are appropriate for most readers, but parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.

What does it cost? 

A single-month subscription to Comic Crate is $25 plus shipping (either $5 or $9). The price goes down when you subscribe for a longer period of time, to $20/month plus shipping for a 12-month subscription.

Can't I just go to the comic book store? 

Yes! And we hope that you do. We built our business by selling comic books at our store in Sacramento, CA, and we hope you'll support your local comic store. However, you might be overwhelmed by the thousands of comics available to choose from. Comic Crate makes it easy for you. We are parents with 20+ years of experience owning a comic book store, and we will pick the best comic books for your favorite reader.

How do comic books help with reading?

Comic books are a great reading experience for all types of readers. 

Reluctant Readers enjoy comic books because the short bursts of text and vivid images are easier to read than the solid text in a prose book. 

English Language Learners can match the text to the images in comic books to help decode and understand the text. 

Proficient Readers can enjoy the art and text, while learning how the comic medium models concise language. 

Comic Book Lovers of all ages and reading levels can appreciate and enjoy the enticing and engaging stories in today's comic books.

Can teachers subscribe to Comic Crate?

Absolutely! Teachers can use comic books to teach sequential storytelling, to assist with art lessons, or as a good behavior reward. 

Can siblings subscribe to Comic Crate? 

Yes! You can order individual subscriptions for each sibling, or they can share one subscription. To share a subscription, in the Shipping Address area either enter multiple first names (“Franklin and Valeria”) or a family name (“The Richards Kids”). 

If I order two Comic Crates at the same time, will they be identical? 

We personally build each Comic Crate, and although there may be one or two repeats between Comic Crates (they may both have an X-Men comic, for example), the chances of them being exactly the same are very small.

Will you tell me ahead of time what’s in my Comic Crate? 

Your Comic Crate is a surprise each month! If you want to choose specific comics to receive each month, email us at hello@comiccrate.org and ask about a Custom Comic Crate.

I didn't like one of the comics I received. Can I exchange it? 

We personally select the comic books that go into your Comic Crate each month, but we understand that everyone's tastes are different. We hope that you'll share or trade comics with your friends, and hopefully next month's Comic Crate will include something you love!

Ordering & Delivery Information

When will I receive my first Comic Crate?

We ship Comic Crates every 2-3 days throughout the month, so you won’t have to wait long for your order. 

Where and how do you ship? 

We currently ship to the United States only, via US Postal Service First Class or Priority Mail. This means your Comic Crate will arrive 6-8 business days after your order. Comic Crate is not responsible for delays due to weather, delivery carrier factors, customer error, holiday-related delays, or any other unforeseen factors. 

What's the difference between standard and premium shipping?

Standard shipping is $5, and is a padded envelope plus secure packaging of the comics inside. 

Premium shipping is $9 and is a cardboard box plus secure packaging of the comics inside.

When will I be billed? 

Your credit card with be charged at the time you submit your order on our website. Please note that we bill before your Comic Crate is shipped, in order to process the shipment.