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 haven’t bought a gift for Valentine’s Day? Looking for something for that special someone? We have some inspiring suggestions for readers this month. This is what we all had to say:

JASON’S PICK spidey
Spider-Man 2099 Classic Volume 3 The Fall Of The Hammer TP
Writers:
Peter David and Various
Artists: Various
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Price: $34.99
In Stores: February 4th, 2015
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“Nothing could be more romantic than Marvel finally republishing this great series about a Spider-Man of the future! Finally, you and your sweetie can enjoy the great Peter David’s tales by the fire. There’s a reason Marvel brought this character back! It’s because these stories were some of the best Spider-man stories of the 1990s, and they didn’t even star Peter Parker.” – Jason

ASHLEY’S PICKindex
Madame Frankenstein TP
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artist: Megan Levens
Publisher: Image Comics
Price: $16.99
In Stores: February 25th, 2015
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Madame Frankenstein brilliantly illustrates that love can create and achieve great feats and also spark emotions that will tear it apart. This black and white series is a stunningly beautiful take on Mary Shelley’s classic science fiction tale that deals with the repercussion of hubris. It’s everything an Image comic should be – super smart and awesome to look at!” – Ashley

WAYNE’S PICKEQTPB2
The Complete Elfquest Vol. 2 TP
Writers:
Wendy and Richard PIni
Artist: Wendy Pini
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Price: $24.99
In Stores: February 4th, 2015
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“Romance! Action! Adventure! Drama! Elfquest has always had it all along with some excellent surprises along the way. Engage both your sweetie’s heart and mind with this volume – and give them Volume 1 if they don’t already have it as well!” – Wayne

 

MATTHEW’S PICKst
Stark Trek Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever HC
Writers:
Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton and David Tipton
Artist: J.K Woodward
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Price: $24.99
In Stores: February 4th, 2015
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“It’s a universal story, one we’ve all experienced a time or two… ‘Boy meets girl, boy explains that his Asian friend had a rice picker accident, boy falls in love with girl, boy discovers girl is fated to die, girl falls in front of truck, boy gets the hell out of the 1930s.’ This version of the all-too-common tale features Harlan Ellison’s original script treatment, so you can feel the sting of doomed love while wondering if Harlan really did have it right the first time (although I do miss the Vaseline-smeared close-ups of young Joan Collins.) It’s also quite affordable for a hardcover, which makes it a perfect way to tell your other half that you’d hate to have to let him or her get squashed by heavy freight.

Because romance!” – Matthew

CHRIS’ PICKsex
Sex Criminals Volume 2 Two Worlds One Cop TP
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artist: Chip Zdarsky
Publisher: Image Comics
Price: $14.99
In Stores: February 25th, 2015
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“Valentine’s is coming up and there isn’t a more perfect gift you could give your lover than this comic. Well, there probably is but this is right up there. It’s got a touching love story, brilliant art and, of course, sex. Nothing says I love you more than a comic with time stopping orgasms, sex toys and kegel face. Come to think of it, this might not be a great idea. Buy them something else and keep this one for yourself … sicko.”    – Chris

GEORGE’S PICK 51xR2zuRYVL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_
Secret Six, Volume 1: Villains United TP

Writer: Gail Simone
Artists: Various
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $19.99
In Stores: February 11th, 2015
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“The Secret Six trades have been out of print for some time, much to the chagrin of my pining heart. Some of DC’s greatest, strangest relationships blossom in these very pages. Ragdoll and a Parademon! Witness Bane’s awkward attempts at dating! And the great twists and turns of Scandal Savage and Knockout’s relationship, which leads them to the very depths of Hell itself. It’s as wonderful and heartfelt as a series about bad guys and outcasts could be, and it’s good that Secret Six is getting the reprinting it deserves.” – George

STEPHEN’S PICKsupes
Superman: Earth One Vol. 3 HC
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artist: Adrian Syaf
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $22.99
In Stores: February 4th, 2015
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“There’s definitely no love between Superman and the Luthors, but seeing how youngish Clark Kent is going to handle dealing with super intelligent and ruthless villains that aren’t from outer space, or have powers beyond those of normal man is going to be interesting to read. There are a lot of trade paperbacks coming out in February, but Superman: Earth One Vol. 3 is one of the few that is original (not a reprinting), and follows the model I’ve been proposing for years – tell a complete story in one volume, and release it annually.  I’m putting this on my list of books to pick up this month, and you should, too!” – 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 February, 2015 right here.

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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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