Glow #1, IDW

Based on the popular Netflix drama, Glow #1 (IDW Publishing) is a cheeky fun and hilariously comic take on The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Check out how the comic book versions of Alison Brie, Marc Macron, and Betty Gilpin take on wrestling action and colorful ‘80s spandex. 

When the unthinkable happens and the women of GLOW find themselves ahead of schedule, Sam ruins the promise of a wrestling-free weekend with… more wrestling! Robbed of blissful relaxation and forced to raise money to fund their way to the event, the GLOW team is less-than-prepared for their opponents: real gorgeous lady wrestlers. What could possibly go wrong?!

Here are 5 reasons why you should read Glow #1:

5) The Show Itself!

As we previously mentioned, Ruth Wilder (Brie) is an out-of-work actress living in Los Angeles. During the ‘80s, Wilder discovers an unexpected chance at stardom. She has to enter the glitter and spandex-laden world of women’s wrestling, where she must work alongside 12 other Hollywood misfits. Leading the pack, Sam Sylvia (Marc Macron), a washed-up director of low-budget B movies, has to deliver on his promise of fame. 

4) The Writing!

Writer Tini Howard is really in tune to the character motivations in the first installment. Ruth refuses to stay down against obstacles, Debbie (Glipin) struggles to reclaim her fame, and Sam (Macron) is still a hustling jerk. Letterer Christa Meisner does a phenomenal job capturing the humor from a packed room of supporting players. 

3) The Artwork!

Artist Hannah Templer illustrates the zany humor from the spandex and wrestling moves. Templer focuses in on the rivalry between Ruth and Debbie through their facial expressions. The wrestling is very animated to hit the comedic overtones. 

2) The Colors!

Colorist Rebecca Nalty highlights the ‘80s theme with the pink and bluish backgrounds. Carmen Wade aka Machu Pichu (Britney Young) is my favorite character on the show. I love how the neon colors pop out of Carmen’s hands as she explains the showmanship behind wrestling. 

1) A Fun Read!

A tremendously fun read, Glow #1 captures the energetic and carefree spirit of the Netflix show. I’m looking forward to finding out how the comic will differ from the show. 

Glow #1 hits stores on March 27, 2018.

By Jorge Solis