Seems like Marvel’s God(s) of Thunder have just entered the ring with none other than CM Punk himself.
The WWE vet will be one of a number of writers taking on the character (it is not yet clear if he’ll be writing the male or female version) in this February’s Thor Annual #1 with artist Rob Guillory (of Chew fame).
While most would be concerned as to whether a wrestler would know anything about writing a comic, I personally think that a man who has spent most of his career running around in tights would be perfect! And Mr Punk kinda agrees:
You know, I think I’m more suited for it just because I’ve been reading comic books my entire life. Wearing tights in front of thousands of people and kind of, almost, play-acting, I think down the road, it might give me some sort of insight depending on what kind of characters I’m writing and what the story is, but I’m not really sure it prepared me so much for being able to script a comic book.
And to add to his geek cred, he’s been pretty clear that, while Thor Annual #1 is his long awaited debut, the Nordic deity isn’t the character he truly wishes to write.
In my mind, for some odd reason, I’ve just got this Punisher story in my head, and I think it’s super, super awesome. I can read Jason Aaron’s Punisher and everybody else’s (take on the) character and it’s good, but I think that my Punisher story is pretty badass. So everything I do for Marvel is going to be leading up to, ‘Please just let me write my Punisher story.’
Well, even if his take on the Punisher isn’t perfect, it couldn’t possible be weirder than Franken-Castle, could it?
On a side note, I think CM Punk (or Phil Brooks as we may come to know him a la Dwayne Johnson) would actually make a good Punisher if Marvel Studios ever decides to give the character his own feature in Phase 22 (are we there yet?).