First off I'd like to say that I'm perfectly fine with what tpb prices are compared to single issue prices. Single issue prices are insane, especially when talking about Marvel, but when it comes to DC I think the average 2.99 is the perfect price. Still cheap, but not too big that it'll be a problem when buying multiple series. As for the tpb itself 12 bucks is actually a great price. Take the first volume of Batman New 52. It includes seven issues, and if you bought those seven issues alone it would cost about 21 bucks. You're saving 10 bucks right there. When it comes to tpbs I expect the lowest discounted price to be at most 10 bucks, but it's usually around 12 where the average is at. Anything less and I expect low quality and low sales were put into it. You are buying a book, and you're complaining about a reasonable price. Get over it.