We bought some other stuff (including some absolutely adorable tokidoki x Marvel FRENZIES) and headed home to look over our loot. When I laid out all of the kids comics on the kitchen table, my son exclaimed: "Wait, we got all these comics for free???"
And that doesn't even include all of the comics that came in the "grown-up" bag!
Actually, next year I'll probably hand back the older-reader bundle and just ask for the kids stuff. I flipped through the comics rated "T" and older and didn't find anything that looked interesting. The offerings from Marvel and DC struck me as especially odd (although not as hilariously wrong-headed as last year's entry from Marvel): Infinity is all dull prologue, like a too-long outtake focused on the Other character from the Avengers, and doesn't even really feature any superheroes. And Superman: The Last Son of Krypton Special Edition is just lazy and misguided: "Hey, let's reprint an issue of an old Superman storyline that doesn't tie into the current New 52 continuity and which will remind eagle-eyed readers of the last Superman movie that did so well!"
The good news is that the kids comics that we've read so far have all been really fun. Spongebob and TMNT were of course hits, but my kids also enjoyed Uglydoll (from Viz Kids) and Mr. Puzzle (Capstone), and we have lots more left to read so that's positive. And being exposed to so many comics in such a short time seems to have infected my kids with not only a comic-reading bug but also a comic-creating one which is fantastic! Here's a recent effort from my son (inspired by his Frenzies, which were revealed as Magneto and The Human Torch when he opened the blind boxes), which reminded me of this vintage issue which my son had never seen before: