Marvel has announced that former WWE Superstar CM Punk will write a story for the upcoming Thor Annual #1. Punk will be working with the Eisner-award winning Chew artist, Rob Guillory, who is making his Marvel Comics debut.
Punk is known as a lifelong fan of comics, and has referred to comics as one of the three original art forms created in America (along with jazz music and professional wrestling).
Punk spoke about how his history as both a comic book fan and a professional wrestler has prepared him for the job.
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.
I’m definitely prepared to fall flat on my face, I think. If anything, [wrestling] got me used to understanding that failure is part of a process, and the only real failure is if you don’t try. Like I could be nervous and bite my fingernails, worried that I think my book is gonna be a piece of crap, but I could be not doing it, and that would be the true failure.
Thor Annual #1 will be released in February 2015.