WWE and UFC personality CM Punk will write a short story for their upcoming anthology Strange Sports Stories for Vertigo, the publisher announced today.
A number of other writers, including former Wonder Woman scribe Brian Azzarrello and Batman Year 100's Paul Pope and more.
Punk, best known as one of the most bankable professional wrestlers of the last decade, recently announced he would co-write the Thor Annual for Marvel Comics. A vocal comic book fan, he's also written the forward for the collected edition of Marvel's Avengers vs. X-Men and an afterward for the recently-cancelled Superior Foes of Spider-Man.
He also recently joined UFC and has a standing challenge for Jason David Frank of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
You can check out the solicitation text below and preview art above.
STRANGE SPORTS STORIES #1
Written by various
Art by various
Cover by PAUL POPE
1:13 Variant cover by MIKE MITCHELL
On sale MARCH 18 • 40 pg, 1 of 4, FC, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
Comics’ top talents, including some making their Vertigo debut, take on the classic DC Comics anthology title for four issues of strange, scary, sexy and sensational sports stories. Featuring stories and art by Brian Azzarello, CM Punk, Paul Pope, Gilbert Hernandez, Lauren Beukes, Ben McCool, Ivan Brandon, Monica Gallagher, Lee Loughridge, Nick Dragotta, Christopher Mitten, Darick Robertson, Mark Finn, John Lucas, Gabe Soria, Ronald Wimberly, Michael DiMotta, Tim Fish, Rael Lyra and many more!