With the third season of Netflix’s “GLOW” just being released, it was the perfect time for IDW to announce that they will be publishing a new “GLOW” comic book series this fall.
It will be co-written by a former professional wrestler and an actor. Joining returning artist Hannah Templer on “GLOW vs. The Babyface” will be former WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee, and actress Aimee Garcia (Lucifer, Dexter). Mendes is the author of the New York Times-bestselling memoir “Crazy is My Superpower.”
Both women will be making their comic book debuts with the project. They each released statements on the news, which you can check out below. (H/T The Hollywood Reporter)
I’m a huge fan of GLOW. I grew up reading comics and never saw myself represented in them, so I’m excited to explore these trailblazing characters and create the change for the next generation. AJ and I are basically writing for our younger selves.
As huge fans of the Netflix series, Aimee and I are thrilled and honored to get our hands on the ladies of GLOW. Aimee’s experience in acting and my experience in pro-wrestling makes us a formidable tag team with a unique perspective to truly channel the voices of these hilarious heroines. Our mission as writing partners is to represent diverse, complex, and unbreakable female characters, which is why GLOW feels like the perfect fit.
Here’s a brief description of the “GLOW vs. The Babyface” comic:
In the four-part GLOW vs. The Babyface, the eponymous Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling find themselves with an unexpected new nemesis: A news anchor who’s determined to convince everyone who’ll listen that wrestling can and will corrupt the youth of America. But even as they’re struggling to convince everyone else — and themselves — that they’re not a bad influence on children, they find themselves responsible for a preteen runaway who’s been living under the ring.