On this week’s Maron, Marc is getting ready for his new talk show pilot by boldly going cold turkey and giving up nicotine gum and caffeine. That’s not all, either. He also wants to try and get in shape with the help of pro wrestler, CM Punk, but it might have been too much too soon and the stress of his new regimen leads to a more serious problem.
Maron airs Thursdays on IFC.
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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.”
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