IDW Comics has announced that they’re planning a graphic novel mini-series based on Netflix’s critically acclaimed dramedy series “GLOW”.
The comic book will offer an original story spinning out from the series which stars Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin and Marc Maron. In it, the GLOW girls find themselves accidentally scheduled for a charity wrestling match with real lady wrestlers.
Tini Howard (“Hack/Slash”) pens the four-part comic while show co-creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch are also attached as executive producers. Hannah Templer (“Jem and the Holograms”) will illustrate.
In a public statement, Howard expressed her love of both comics and wrestling brought her to this project: “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.”
IDW’s “GLOW” hits stores next March.