Former WWE superstar CM Punk will be teaming up with artist with Rob Guillori. When the former WWE champion is determined not to return to WWE as he said ‘Never, ever, ever’ when he was asked if he was interested to go back to action, he is now doing a project with Marvel Comics which is scheduled to release on the following month of February. Punk recently spoke to Marvel.com, here is how the conversation went;
Marvel.com: How did this project come together?
CM Punk: I can’t remember, and I knew you were gonna ask me that. I’ve been thinking for the past two hours like, “How did this all come about?” I mean, you know I’ve been pestering people at Marvel. I think it might’ve beenﾅwell, I think I met you at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, something like that?
Marvel.com: Yeah, a while ago.
CM Punk: Yeah! And I wound up talking to [Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief] Axel Alonso and it was always kind of like, “Yeah, yeah. We’d love to have you do something! We’d love to have you do something.” And you know, I was always just so busy. I think I just pestered all the right people and the right things kind of popped up. How exactly it came up, I can’t really, exactly remember. I can’t remember who said, “Hey. Wanna do Thor?” You know what I mean? That pretty much blew my mind. I have to say, it’s been a long process.
Marvel.com: I love it. You mentioned you haven’t written a comic script before, but it’s not like you haven’t been creating for years and years. Playing a character on TV and in wrestling rings for so long, how did that affect how you approached this kind of creative endeavor?
CM Punk: 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.