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? Now I could download every Wolverine ever made in about 5 minutes for free. But I don't. Because Wolverine is a sad comic.