Marvel newcomers give Thor a Punk makeover (USA Today)

(Photo: Rob Guillory/Marvel Comics)

CM Punk has a new tag-team partner.

The former WWE pro wrestler and recent Ultimate Fighting Championship signee partners with Chew comic-book artist Rob Guillory for a story about a young and bratty thunder god in Thor Annual No. 1, out Feb. 25.

It’s the first writing gig for Punk (real name: Phil Brooks), a longtime comics fan, and the first time Guillory’s done any extensive Marvel Comics work. They’re both outsiders in a sense “and that’s what makes it work,” Punk says. “That’s why me and Rob are the perfect pair.”

The annual features a trio of tales: Thor series writer Jason Aaron and artist Tim Truman tackle old King Thor; Lumberjanes scribe Noelle Stevenson and Marguerite Sauvage have a story starring the new female Thor; and Punk and Guillory round out the issue with the devilish Mephisto arriving in the past to best a pre-Avengers Thor in a crazy drinking contest.

It’s definitely not the Thor with the above-average moral compass — and one worthy of wielding mighty Mjolnir — that Guillory grew up reading. This one is “obviously a bit more brash, a little stupider,” says the artist, adding that his and Punk’s version of the hero reminded Guillory of the boisterous Chew character John Colby: “He’s nuts. He does crazy things. It wasn’t much of a stretch for me — I knew this guy.”

Punk felt he could write a Thor who seemed more like a petulant teenager than, say, a classic Walt Simonson Thor.

"He’s going to Midgard and slaying dragons and hanging out with Vikings and drinking all their mead and sleeping with all their women," Punk explains. "He’s kind of taking the whole ‘I’m the thunder god’ responsibility pretty lightly.

"There’s obviously some growing pains from that Thor into becoming the Thor that’s worthy of the hammer, and there’s a lot of fun stories in there."

Because it was Punk’s first time writing a comic — he previously penned an introduction to an Avengers vs. X-Men collection in 2012 — Marvel sent him a bunch of scripts and corresponding finished issues to see the creative process from both sides.

However, instead of writing a full script and then sending to Guillory, Punk decided to do it in the more collaborative “Marvel method” originated by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the 1960s.

"I didn’t want to step on Rob’s toes," Punk says. "He’s obviously super accomplished, super talented and he’s been doing this a lot longer than me. I figured this story could use his interpretation of how I depict things."

Guillory was already a fan of Punk’s in-ring work, but he quickly became impressed by the athlete’s effort as a rookie scribe. Punk’s writing “actually had his voice, which is something the best writers are able to put into their work,” the artist says.

"His voice is really, really edgy but it has almost a cartoony, Looney Tunes-esque silly sense of humor that came across in a lot of the treatment of Mephisto.”

Former WWE star CM Punk makes his first foray into comics with a story in the upcoming “Thor Annual” and is also training for his first UFC fight. (Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

With Marvel heroes and villains galore at his fingertips, Punk was not shy about wanting to make the most of them.

"I kind of approach everything in my life like this is the first and possibly last time I’m ever going to get to do this," he says. "I’m either going to bomb so horribly, they’re going to hate working with me, it’s going to stink, so to me selfishly I wanted to write as many characters as I possibly could (and) also Rob could draw as many different Marvel character as he possibly could."

Punk wanted to use the time-traveling supervillain Kang and have all sorts of different versions of Marvel personalities, but “that’s when they had to reel me back in,” the writer says. “The quote that I thought was hilarious was, ‘Kang is a serious character.’ And I said, ‘Oh, OK. I was unaware of that.’ I thought with maybe the 41st-century descendant of Reed Richards you could get a little bit out there but OK.

However, Punk admits that their story is “not the most serious thing in the world and we can get away with goofing on Mephisto a little bit.”

Guillory and Punk want to team up again, but both have a lot on their own solo plates, too. Guillory has a year and a half left on his acclaimed Image Comics Chew series with writer John Layman, and Punk has a tale in Vertigo Comics’ Strange Sports Stories anthology series (debuting in March) about a possibly cursed baseball team with a really long losing streak.

He wants to do more comics but also has his new UFC career to think about — Punk’s currently doing mixed martial-arts training twice a day and hopes to have his first fight later in the year.

The biggest obstacle for Punk is just balancing everything, he says. “I can block out like an hour or two hours a day and be like, ‘I’m going to write!’ And then I sit down and just stare at my computer. I feel like I have these stories in my head but sometimes they just don’t want to come out.”

Another thing he wants to be careful of is biting off more than he can chew, which happens often.

But, Punk adds, “I’m not signing on to do a 24-issue, crazy all-encompassing Marvel Universe story arc or anything like that, nor do I think they’re going to give me that sort of responsibility. So, baby steps. We’ll get there.”


So I was going through fooexe's robot OC's earlier cuz their art is super awesome and of course the only thing that could have happened was that I be inspired to draw a couple of my own. 

This one is Lillibelle. She’s a little ballerina robot, hardly 4 feet tall. She’s all perky and happy… at least until you make her angry. Then she kicks you in the face. Since her entire middle is a ball joint, she can get pretty creative and flexible with her dancing. She also enjoys attention, but not in a bratty way. She just likes it when her dancing is appreciated and well-received. When Remmy comes by, it makes her little lights flicker pink. <3

This is Remmy (cuz I’m unoriginal and thought of Remington as his full name). Remmy used to be a sentry robot, and as such, didn’t use to own a pair of legs. Then he got junked and repaired a set for himself. Now he puts them to good use taking care of other people’s problems… For the right amount of cash, of course. He likes to garden and watch Lilli’s performances in the clubs during his down time. 

So yeah. Go follow fooexe. They’re a really great artist and a really fun blog to follow!

anonymous asked:

Are you and bratty b together? Please answer seriously. This is driving me crazy LOL

I mean yes, and no? Mostly no? Sometimes yes? I don’t know…

Ask him.

I can’t do a read more on mobile.
I hate dating cishet men. I hate it. I hate the entitlement and the condescension and the expectations.
I hate how I can lose my power once a shred of insecurity occurs.
And I hate hate hate how everything revolves around their dick. WHY. WHY.
But. It’s so much easier to date them than it is to find girls or nonbinary folks to date… I don’t know how not to be a bratty submissive. I don’t know how to ask someone out. Guys are easy because they’ll cum in their pants just asking you out. But when I talk to other genders, there’s this weird space I don’t know how to navigate because I’ve never been the aggressor. I don’t know how to flirt with girls?? I don’t know how to tell if they like me?? I don’t know how to date in queer spaces. So I’m stuck in these gross heteronormative exchanges that I don’t find satisfying at all, but they are all I’ve got.
I just wanna kiss a girl again.

This post is a mess. Ugh.

anonymous asked:

Who is your most favorite and least favorite of the Winx Club? Also, what is your opinion on Roxy? Do you think she is/should be an official member of the Winx?

Hi Anon!

My most favorite is Stella and my least favorite is Aisha. I can’t relate to Aisha as much as I do with Stella.

About Roxy? When I first watched season four, I was annoyed that Roxy was being all bratty about being a fairy. But then I re-watched season four and saw that Roxy’s point of view was reasonable. The Winx can call anyone part of the Winx, but that doesn’t mean that they’re really in the club. I wouldn’t want Roxy as part of the group because she still has to learn. I actually want Roxy’s position in the Winx to be like Daphne’s position this season: a helper and friend. It would be nice to see her transformation(s) again! I do miss her.

Thanks for asking!


Please open them in a new tab! They’re tiny in the viewer :’D

A short, silly, nearly entirely bloodless Night Vale comic for my Environments class. :’3 Kids, don’t ink with nibs. It will fuck your life up, because you will be old by the time you finish. This has been a PSA
I usually draw Cecil without irises, but since my professor isn’t familiar with Night Vale I thought I’d keep it deceptively normal for the project.

See if you can spot all the little Night Vale references in the first panel! :3 And see if you find the blood that makes this only “nearly” entirely bloodless (hint: second panel). Also, it’s difficult to see but Carlos is wearing pyjama bottoms with Erlenmeyer flasks printed on them.


Anonymous said: What do you guys think about your kids?


DD: Aradia’s a good kid, real smart.
HB: He needs t’ stick up more for himself (an’ talk t’ girls more) but Tavros ain’t a bad kid. ‘Wonder why he likes fairies so damn much though…
CD: Ooh, Sollux is so great!! He’s real smart, and he’s great with computers!! And he pushes me on the swings at the park!!
SS: Karkat I guess ain’t so bad… when he’s not bein’ a PISSY LITTLE SHIT.

((Mun Note: I’d like to apologize for taking a while on this ask, this is my first time seriously drawing the troll kids/stabdad kids so it took me a while to get everyone down. I hope that they look alright! 

We’ve also reached nearly 170 followers on this blog!  Thank you so much for following us and favoriting and reblogging our posts, and thank you for all the great asks we’ve gotten so far!))


Your DAD sees right through your costume! You don’t know what you were even thinking with this foolish ruse!!!

Dad | John
Photography by xtynn & bluehelado