IDW continues to expand its licensed offerings in March with a new comic based on the hit Netlix show GLOW, itself based on the true story of the 1980s women’s wrestling promotion. Tini Howard will write the series, with art by Hannah Templer, THR reports, in which the GLOW stars accidentally sign up to face “real” women wrestlers, a term we’ll resist the urge go on a diatribe about in this article, for charity. Hilarity, we presume, ensues.
GLOW (the Netflix show) co-creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch will executive produce the comic (what?), and they issued a statement saying: “We’re thrilled to work with IDW to bring new stories to life on the page and in the ring. Can we smoosh 14 women into a little frame? Only time will tell… but we couldn’t be more excited!”
Writer Tini Howard also said: “I’m more than just a GLOW fan, I’m a wrestling fan, too. I’ve written wrestling comics before, and I adore it. Wrestling and comic books are a natural fit for more than just tights and fights. Each of the gorgeous ladies has either developed her own character or adapted to one thrust upon her, and making that identity her own is not dissimilar to, say, putting on a bat costume.”
GLOW (the comic) launches in March.