Comics lost all value for me with the invention of essential collections.
I mean, 400 dollars to buy the first 30 Wolverines, or $29.95 for an essential edition.
Actual honest real Scarcity was now an illusion.
I never got essential Wolverine even though I sold all my Wolverines because I knew that I could always and forever buy essential Wolverine whenever I wanted to.
Now I could download every Wolverine ever made in about 5 minutes for free.
But I don't.
Because Wolverine is a sad comic.