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.

Looking for a story to spring into the new season? Something to keep the March winds at bay? This is what we all had to say:

Astro City: Victory TPB
Kurt Busiek
Artists: Brent Anderson
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $16.99
In Stores: March 11th, 2014
“Now that Astro City is back in the monthly swing, it’s wonderful to see the ongoing adventures of heroes we only glimpsed in the past. This trade paperback takes the (somewhat illusory and troubling) DC Comics concept of the Trinity and puts a new spin on it with a tale that also gives us the origin of Winged Victory. But Superman is not Samaritan, and Confessor is not Batman, so don’t be fooled: This is an Astro City story through and through, and a fine one at that. I won’t ever not recommend Kurt Busiek’s Astro City to you, and this would be a lovely arc to get your collection started …” – Matthew


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Absolute Green Arrow By Kevin Smith HC
Kevin Smith
Artist: Phil Hester
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $99.99
In Stores: April 1st, 2015
“The storyline that brought Oliver Queen back as the one and true Green Arrow, and to be honest, the story that made me love Oliver Queen. Before Arrow was ever a thing, dive into the legend of an older and grizzly Green Arrow dropped into a world that has passed him by. Smith’s over use of word balloons may shake some, but Hester’s art will keep you locked into the ride. A chance to see the “definite” Green Arrow artist in an oversized format makes this a must buy!” – Jason


Madame Frankenstein TP
Jamie S. Rich
Artist: Megan Levens
Publisher: Image Comics
Price: $16.99
In Stores: March 18th, 2015
“This trade paperback was pushed back a month, so it’s going to be my pick again! 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


The Fade Out vol 1 TPB
Ed Brubaker
Artist: Sean Phillips
Publisher: Image Comics
Price: $9.99
In Stores: February 25th, 2015
“I totally love this series. Though it isn’t ‘20s and ‘30s noir, it is post war, red scare, boogeyman, gossip noir and telling something this gritty in sequential art form makes for good storytelling. Brubaker has become my go-to writer for modern noir, and Sean Phillips’s art is really good. Though the mystery isn’t solved, this volume gets you into the mystery and takes you to the edge of our hero trying to figure out what the heck is going on.!” – 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 March, 2015 right here.

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About Author

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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