He may very well be “The Best in the World!” when it comes to the world of professional wrestling, but can former WWE Champion CM Punk (real name Phil Brooks) become the best in the world at writing comics? The answer is probably no, but the loud mouthed ring technician will certainly get to prove the opposite when he teams up with Chew artist Rob Guillory to write one of several stories that will feature in Thor Annual #1.
In an interview with Marvel.com, Punk went on to discuss his love for comics, and how he’s been pestering Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief, Axel Alonso to work on a story since San Diego Comic-Con 2011. He also went on to discuss the fact that he’s never written a comic script before, and how the Marvel Method “might be easier to grasp if somebody’s never written a comic book before.”
No. No. [THOR ANNUAL editor Jon Moisan] forwarded me a bunch of scripts that I can look at, like specifically he’s sending me Thor books, and he sent me scripts for them so I can see how scripts can be broken down into the actual comic book form. He sent me normal ones and he sent me Marvel Method, so I’m, I guess, learning on the job, which is pretty exciting. I also think it’ll bring a different perspective to the way certain stories are told.
Punk also mentioned a desire to work with the one man army that is the Punisher, saying:
Oh, I think, my original pitch to Axel Alonso in 2011 was, “Let me write Punisher.” 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.” So until they let me do that, you’re gonna get all kinds of other stories about all kinds of other characters until they satisfy this need I have to write Frank Castle.
But what does this fanboy think of Punk’s transition from the four sided circle to the world of Marvel Comics? Having been surprised with the likes of Gerard Way and various other celebrities that have stepped into the world of comics, I feel it’d be prudent to judge Punk before sampling his work. One thing that is for certain however, if he manages to transition the sheer talent that he’s displayed over his wrestling career, into comics, he has the potential to achieve big things.
But what do you my fellow fanboys and fangirls think? Is former WWE Champion CM Punk someone you want to see writing comics? Or should wrestlers stay between the ropes?
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