Marvel Comics has released the first details about the Avengers & X-Men: Axis event, which will dominate the Marvel universe this fall.  The centerpiece of the event is the nine-part Avengers & X-Men: Axis miniseries from the creative team of Rick Remender, Adam Kubert, Leinil Yu, Terry Dodson, and Jim Cheung.  Today Marvel also released the cover for Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1, the book that kicks off the event that will determine if the fractured Avengers and X-Men teams will be able to work together to stave off the challenge of the Red Supremacy, which, judging from the cover image, will prove to be a formidable foe.
The new evil arises from the ashes of the once proud mutant haven of Genosha.  The Red Skull has learned how to exploit the limitless vision of master telepath Charles Xavier and how to channel the unstoppable force known as Onslaught to wield a destructive power unmatched by even the most powerful heroes.
Will the Avengers and X-Men overcome their mutual antipathy and unite to take on the Red Supremacy?  That and many other questions should be answered in October.  In the meantime fans will be able to check out the build-up to this major comic event (and the build-ups are often the most interesting parts of these major crossovers) in the March to Axis in September, where the stage will be set for the big event in Avengers #24, Captain America #24, Magneto #9, and Loki: Agent of Asgard #6.