CM Punk is no superhero, but he’s always loved comic books. Since he can’t fly, he’s using his powers instead to express his love directly at Marvel Comics. The wrestler is writing the intro to Avengers Vs X-Men‘s hardcover collection coming November 7, 2012.
At USA Today, the wrestler also known as Phil Brooks talked about his love for comics and which character he most associates with – and it’s no hero!
He does, however look to one Marvel Hero for inspiration whenever he enters the ring. Like the ever-lovin’ blue eyed Thing, he yells out “It’s Clobberin’ Time!” before taking an opponent to the map. His comic book history includes some G.I. Joe, some Preacher, and more, but that Garth Ennis book changed things for Brooks.
“It’s one of those unfortunate instances where I think people look down on comic books almost the same way they look down on pro wrestling — maybe it’s this lesser art form or it’s just for kids and it’s goofy. But I defy anybody to read Preacher and tell me they feel the same way after that. That opened my eyes to a whole different world.”
Check out the link for more from Punk and check out the collected edition of Avengers vs. X-Men in November!