Title: Glow #1
Words: Tini Howard
Art: Hannah Templer
Colors: Rebecca Nalty
Published: March 27, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are ready to take on the world—or at least LA—in this comic based on the hit Netflix series! 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?!
An interrupted weekend of leisure, a quick road trip to Reseda, and two days at Wrestlefest…what could possibly go wrong? Look out world, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are hitting the road and making a name for themselves. If they survive their weekend excursion, that is.
Crafted in the wonderful mind of Tini Howard, Glow #1 delivers on all fronts: characters, storyline, pacing, and details. The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are packed with personality, each uniquely identifiable thanks to Howard’s careful scripting. Fans of the Netflix series will be pleased that the Gorgeous Ladies retain their fabulous selves in Glow #1. As for the storyline, Howard wastes no time, launching the series with its first mini-adventure. Balancing humor with backstory and story development, Howard flexes her exceptional storytelling skills, crafting a thoroughly enjoyable first issue.
Hannah Templer and Rebecca Nalty render Howard’s script in fantastic artwork and colors. Templer’s art captures each of the Gorgeous Ladies’s unique personalities. While Nalty’s occasionally neon colors develops a lighthearted tone for the series. Characters and setting aside, the pair successfully craft Glow #1‘s piece de resistance: panels of flashy, beautiful 1980s fashion.
The Bottom Line
Glow #1 is a tremendous first issue. Tini Howard flexes her writing skills, creating a script full of spunk, sass, and style that are synonymous with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.