I know there's a recommendations thread, but this doesn't really fit. I'm just picking up comics again, I haven't read them since I was really really young. And even then I didn't really retain a lot of the story line continuity and character traits and so on. Marvel seems like this giant intimidating entity and I just don't know where to start at all. What are some good collected editions of comics for me to get the crash course in Marvel? I would list some specific characters, but I just don't know any specifically that I can say. Besides the X-Men, but even then, the line up is always changing. So, basically, what issues should I start with? And I don't want to just hop into the new ones and get the jest of the whole thing, I really want to know the origins and major story arcs. But please, don't tell me to find any specific issues because I have not the time nor the money for that. Collected editions only please. But then again, any advice helps!!