It’s taken me a while to warm up to this concept. Initally, I was feeling a little spent on all of the Avengers books that have been cropping up. New Avengers has put Avengers fandom at critical mass, resulting in Dark Avengers, Young Avengers, Secret Avengers, etc.
The prospect of an Avengers team that really spotlights mutant-kind--the idea of putting some X-Men center-stage in the Marvel Universe rather than on the periphery--is very intriguing. I mean, some have already been there, but not THIS WAY. Cap, Thor and Wolvie’s new team is dedicated to helping lessen the tension between mutants and humans by showcasing mutant superheroes.
It’s a nice chance to see worlds cross. We can get a glimpse of the Avengers tangling with mutant types and we can see some former X-Men go up against some of the really BAD iconic supervillains that the Avengers tangle with, like the Red Skull.