With only two books to buy today, I decided to kill some time at the comic store by looking at the TPBs. I took a look at the Marvel Essentials, something I hadn't looked at, much less thought about, in a long time. Now I know that these books are printed in black and white on (relatively) cheap paper, but is the quality still good? I'm thinking of collecting the Essential X-Men books though I noticed that they start with the formation of the new team, rather than the original five. Is there any reason Marvel skipped the first 66 issues? And, on a related note, I seem to recall that DC has their own "Essentials" collection. What do they call them? I thought it was Archives, but when Amazon has a list price of $50, I guess I was wrong.