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CM Punk, Jill Thompson and Marvel tag-teaming in 2012?

CM Punk

CM Punk is currently on top of the wrestling world; he’s not only the current WWE champion, but he’s also one of the WWE’s most popular and most talented performers, both on the microphone and in the ring. So where do you go when you’ve conquered the squared circle? Movies? TV? Disneyland? In Punk’s case, it might be comics.

Punk is no stranger to comics, as he talks about them on Twitter and was the subject of one of Marvel’s Fightin’ Fanboys segments. He also sometimes quotes the Thing’s “It’s clobberin’ time!” on his way to the ring. Earlier today a series of tweets took the idea of Punk actually writing comics right to the top of Marvel Comics, ending with Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso saying, “…let’s make it happen.”

It started with a tweet from John M. Coker, who asked Beasts of Burden artist and wrestling superfan Jill Thompson if she had attempted to recruit Punk to a write a comic she would draw:

Both Punk and Thompson said they were up for it, and comics creator Scott Ziolko (you can check out some of his webcomics here) suggested a character at Marvel they could work on together:

(Oh wow, the UCWF … that brings back memories).

He also tweeted it to Alonso, who responded:

If the comic does eventually happen, Punk would join several other wrestlers, including Mick Foley, Kevin Nash and Raven, in making the jump from the ring to the comics page. Incidentally, Thompson also worked on several clothing designs for current World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, so that’s two champions she’s been associated with in the past few weeks. So if you’re a WWE superstar looking for a push, forget Vicki Guerrero — you could do worse than aligning yourself with Thompson.

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Scott and John are friends of mine, and I love everyone else involved, so this is really cool to see. Scott’s comics ARE pretty great.

I’m almost sure Punk’s “It’s Clobbering Time!” is a dual reference, New York Hardcore band Sick Of It All have a song on their debut (Blood, Sweat And No Tears) called “Clobberin’ Time/Pay The Price”, the first half’s only lyrics are The Thing’s catch phrase.

Could be cool. You know WWE will never shut up about this if it’s announced.

How exactly would this not be a case of simply giving him a job because he’s a celebrity in an entirely different industry? I actually like Punk a lot and follow him, but for all the talk about eliminating the good ol boy network all this kind of stuff just seems like a variation on the same thing.

Well Jill has already designed Daniel Bryan’s Jacket and has plans for his attire to the ring…. Helping Punk would be an R.O.H. coup of the highest order….

(Punk and Bryan are both major Ring of Honor stars of the past and the first ones to hold WWE’s major titles.)

Punk and Jill doing a comic together?
I’m definitely gonna buy this if it happens!

I’ve been a wrestling nerd my entire life and discovered comics later on. Safe to say I’d mark out for this and definitely be picking up whatever they put together if it happened.

I wouldn’t be surprised if CM Punk (best in the world at wrestling) actually got a chance to work with Jonathan Hickman (one of the best in the world in writing comics) on either Fantastic Four or Future Foundation, if not The Thing.

Jill Thompson also illustrated CHIKARA’s ‘A Demon in his Pocket’ DVD cover.

C’mon guys, CHIKARA’s family friendly — that title doesn’t mean what you think it does. Pervs. LOL.

I know it’s sacrilege to mention the homo-erotic beauty of pro wrestling… but Punk is my all time fav pin-up boy!

Sorry, hit the publish a bit early… I met Jill when I was young and she drew me a picture of Delirium that still hangs on my wall, can’t wait to see this! Her wrestling design was awesome!

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