Not many people start out in the comic book industry start out at the Big Two, but former WWE Champion/current UFC fighter CM Punk is doing just that. Before he moves on to DC Comics’ ‘Startling Sports Stories’ later in the year, the Second City Saint will debut his very first comic book story in Marvel’s ‘Thor Annual’ #1. Though Punk is no stranger to the House of Ideas thanks to his ‘Avengers Vs. X-Men’ foreword and his farewell to ‘Superior Foes of Spider-Man,’ this outing with the God of Thunder will be his first time writing a comic. But he won’t be the only one deemed worthy for to enter the Marvel Universe for the first time with this issue. And thanks to a press release from Marvel, we get our first look at what these newcomers (and a couple seasoned veterans) have to offer.
First, wrestling superstar CM Punk makes his comic writing debut alongside ‘Chew’ artist Rob Guillory for a tale of the brash, boisterous young Thor and his attempt to beat the devil at his own game – by drinking him under the table!
Then, rising comic stars Noelle Stevenson (‘Lumberjanes’) and Marguerite Sauvage (‘Sensational Comics’) make their Marvel debuts to bring you an all-new tale of the new Thor! Who is the mysterious woman behind the mask? No one in all Ten Realms knows her secret, but the Warriors Three are determined to find out!
Finally, blockbuster ‘Thor’ writer Jason Aaron and legendary artist Timothy Truman bring you an all-new tale set in the future starring King Thor! Join the Girls of Thunder on their epic quest to find their grandfather the perfect birthday present. How about a brand new Garden of Eden?
What do you think at this sneak peek at ‘Thor Annual’ #1? Is there a particular story or creative team that you’re most looking forward to out of the three? Is anyone just a little disappointed that we won’t actually see Thor take on the Hulk in the squared circle in this issue? Sound off in the comments below.
‘Thor Annual’ #1 hits the shelves at your local comic book store on February 25, 2015.