See, This is Why I'm Giving Up on Single Issues

I'm getting ready to do a review of the first trade of DC's new (and very good) House of Mystery series. I pop over to DC's site to see which issues are in the first trade, since I did this one by single issues. As I suspected, it's the first five.

Now those first five cost me $2.99 each, so the trade should be $15 or so, right?


Okay, maybe just a bit of a discount, like $12?

'Fraid not.

No, the trade is $9.99, a full 1/3 less than what I paid for it, with no ads and bonus features added into the mix.

This is exactly why I am just about giving up on single issues.