Part of being heroic means being humble and not expecting anything in return for a noble act, but when you save the world on a regular basis a little bit of respect and gratitude would be nice. The heroes of Marvel Comics' Avengers team get that respect on a regular basis because the citizens of the Marvel U adore them. The members of another equally heroic team, the X-Men, get no such respect though thanks to their status as super powered mutants, feared and hated by the public at large. In fact, many Marvel U denizens see the X-Men as no different than the villains they battle.
This Fall, members from the Avengers and X-Men will join forces to change the way the public looks at mutants by protecting the world as one united super team. Writer Rick Remender and artist John Cassaday chronicle the adventures of this new team in October when they launch the new Marvel NOW! initiative with the ongoing series "Uncanny Avengers."CBR News spoke with Remender about his plans for the series, which include pitting the team against the Marvel U's most fearsome force of hatred, the Red Skull.