Times are tough and comics can be expensive! We here at Major Spoilers understand that and we know that many people are trade waiters. We want to help you make the most informed buying decision concerning collected editions.

Still have some holiday money let? Looking for something new to start of 2015 with? We have some inspiring suggestions for readers this month. This is what we all had to say:

GEORGE’S PICKSTK657090
Imaginary Drugs
Writers:
Michael McDermott and Various
Artists: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer and Various
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Price: $24.99
In Stores: January 20th, 2015
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Imaginary Drugs apparently started out as a Kickstarter campaign, but somewhere along the line got picked up by IDW. Editor Michael McDermott bills it as hallucinatory cosmic comic anthology in the vein of Heavy Metal, which is a very good thing indeed. The previews look rad and the solicitation promises war toads, G.U.N.T.S.,  and luchador gorillas, amongst other things. What’s not to love? On an unrelated note, I am also sad that the Cleveland Cavaliers also elected to trade Waiters.” – George

JASON’S PICKbatman-incorporated13
Absolute Batman Incorporated HC
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists: Chris Burnham and Yannick Paquette
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $125.00
In Stores: January 7th, 2015
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“There is no other choice this month! Grant Morrison’s giant conclusion to his years long Batman run collected in the ultimate format. Morrison did a lot of things in this story that had never been done before. Corporate Batman, validating Silver Age characters, and killing a Robin. Actually, that had been done before, but it’s still a great book. One of the best Batman stories ever!” – Jason

MATTHEW’S PICKstar wars
Star Wars: the Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1 HC
Writers:
Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, Archie Goodwin, Jo Duffy and Chris Claremont
Artists: Carmine Infantino, Water Simonson and Herb Trimpe
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Price: $125.00
In Stores: January 20th, 2015
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“I don’t have the money to pick up this trade right now, but you can bet it’s on my hit list.  The original Star Wars series is a guilty pleasure of mine, with the ‘Magnificent Seven’ parody (featuring Jaxxon, the Rebel Rabbit), the Carmine Infantino art and Roy Thomas inventing the Expanded Universe one issue at a time.  Twenty-six issue of Marvel-style madness in a galaxy far, far away is even worth a price point like this one…” – Matthew

CHRIS’ PICKtransformers
Transformers: Dark Cybertron HC
Writers:
James Robert and John Barber
Artists: Phil Jimenez and Various
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Price: $49.99
In Stores: January 21st, 2015
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“Want to know why Shockwave is really the most dangerous and evil Decepticon? Want to see what happens when all hell breaks loose on Cybertron and the bad guys win? Read Dark Cybertron. It’s an awesome epic story with a great cast of Transformers and some glorious robot punching action! I mean, two Metroplexes fighting?! Right on!” – Chris

ASHLEY’ PICKamazing spidey
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2. Spider-Verse Prelude
Writers:
Christos N. Gage and Dan Slott
Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli and Adam Kubert
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Price: $17.99
In Stores: January 7th, 2015
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“Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel – what more could you want? Oh, every other Spider-person ever! Seriously, this series should not have been as amazing as it is. Pick it up. You’ll learn something. Plus, Spider-Gwen!” – Ashley

 

STEPHEN’ PICKstar wars
Star Wars: the Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1 HC
Writers:
Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, Archie Goodwin, Jo Duffy and Chris Claremont
Artists: Carmine Infantino, Water Simonson and Herb Trimpe
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Price: $125.00
In Stores: January 20th, 2015
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“Forget the price. Forget that you can find these comics in most bargain bins at your local comic book shop. Just remember these three things – Giant. Green. Rabbit.  There’s also Marvel’s take on Star Wars a New Hope and Empire Strikes Back if those things are important to you. Sadly, this isn’t a oversized format coming in at 7.8 x 11.1 inches, but that’s okay, it’s as close to the original format as you are going to get.

GIANT GREEEN RABBIT!” – Stephen

 

 

Which collected edition are you looking forward to getting your hands on this month? If you need a little help you can find a list of all the collected editions being published January, 2015 right here.

The Author

Ashley Victoria Robinson

Ashley Victoria Robinson

Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian girl by day and Robin by night. She lives in Los Angeles now and stars as Ensign Williams in THE RED SHIRT DIARIES, co-hosts the GEEK HISTORY LESSON podcast and writes for Top Cow.

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