Glow #1

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Hannah Templer Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

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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?!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Mar 31, 2019

    This comic is perfect for everyone, not just fans of wrestling. It'll serve as the perfect introduction to some aspects of wrestling that could possibly interest people. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Mar 26, 2019

    Glow #1 is a tremendous first issue. Tini Howard flexes her writing skills, creating a script full of the spunk, sass, and style that are synonymous with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Mar 28, 2019

    Final Verdict: 8.5 – "GLOW" #1 is a delightful tie-in with authentic character voices, expressive art, fun colors and competent lettering. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Mar 26, 2019

    This first issue is a funny and entertaining read and it feels good to get a new story about GLOW's lovely characters, but it merely scratched the TV series' already displayed potential to present heartfelt and heavier story lines. Which is why I'm hoping Howard will drive the comic a bit darker in the next issues, seeing as most of the story arcs in the series also started off lightly Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Mar 26, 2019

    Not just a faithful adaptation of the Netflix hit, GLOW is an outright extension that could easily be a leaked script for season 3. The all-female creative team is perfect for this book; they seize every moment and powerbomb it with laughs, story, character, and truth. If you don't watch the show, you will still enjoy everything about this debut issue. If this first issue is any indication, you'll enjoy the entire series that will follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Mar 27, 2019

    Fans of the show should give this a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 26, 2019

    This comic's all-female team - which is an exceedingly important move from IDW on this book in particular - does a tremendous job channeling the spirit of the streaming series, with a debut that will certainly make diehard fans happy, even if it isn't necessarily the best introduction for those unfamiliar with the show. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Nathan Simmons Mar 26, 2019

    The manic energy and charm of the Netflix series is both captured and heightened by this fun first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 27, 2019

    GLOW the comic features the same characters as GLOW the television show but the two feel like two very different entities in their focus and tone. The television show is a much more serious adult drama with comedic elements while the comic focuses, at least for now, on the more comedic aspects of it all. And it still works. For those coming in from the show, the difference might be a bit jarring but for those new to it all, this debut issue is a fine introduction to this slice of entertainment history. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Mar 26, 2019

    GLOW succeeds as a Teen Drama Sports comic but fails as a companion to the Netflix T.V.show. This comic if a fun read but lacks the depth and darkness you might be expecting. This will be enjoyed most by new readers to the GLOW concept. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mar 28, 2019

    However, that engagement comes at a cost. For GLOW #1, there is a notable lack of edge that is essential to the shows success. The art from Hannah Templer and Rebecca Nalty is very stylized, which works well in service to the comedy and little else. Part of the appeal of GLOW is that while the show does have comedic moments, it is not a comedy. There are moments of raw emotion, grimey settings, and commentary on sexism which are completely absent here. This comic itself is a fun time, but it is afraid to embrace those other elements that makes the show special. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Sal Mar 28, 2019

    A disappointment, Glow #1 from IDW features little of the complexity, heart, or dynamics that makes the Netflix show such a success.

    With a plot out of a bad 80’s tv show (used unironically here), the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are forced to try to come up with $75 each in just a few days after their grumpy director Sam informs them that they must attend Reseda Wrestlefest in order to repay the company for lost advertising revenue. This plot device sends the ladies off in various groups, on mini adventures, trying to raise the funds they need before the end of the week.

    I am reminded of the old Hostess cupcake ads in comic books from the 70’s and 80’s.They featured popular characters like Superman, Batman, the more

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