Talented Tag Team Brings Acting and Wrestling Perspective
to IDW Comic Book Based on Netflix Original Series GLOW
SAN DIEGO, CA (August 19, 2019) – IDW Publishing proudly welcomes Aimee Garcia (star of Lucifer and Dexter), former WWE superstar and New York Times bestseller AJ Mendez (Crazy is My Superpower), and sensational returning artist Hannah Templer (Cosmoknights) as the rasslin’ roster behind the upcoming comic book series, GLOW vs. The Babyface. A new story set in the world of the acclaimed Netflix Original comedy series and overseen by showrunners Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, this four-part miniseries match-up debuts in November.
In GLOW vs. The Babyface, the women of GLOW are preparing for an all-new sort of a foe… a news anchor! As they learn the art of the promo to convince the media that GLOW isn’t a bad influence on children, they discover a much bigger problem — a runaway who’s been living under the ring. Madness and mayhem ensue as the preteen girl finds herself in the hands of L.A.’s least qualified babysitters!
“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,” says Aimee Garcia.
“As huge fans of the Netflix series, Aimee and I are thrilled and honored to get our hands on the ladies of GLOW,” says AJ Mendez. “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.”
“GLOW has been such an incredible treat to work on, and we’re thrilled to have two amazing, talented women in Aimee and AJ (both of whom we’re huge fans of!) join the family,” say editors Elizabeth Brei and Megan Brown. “With their incredibly funny and smart writing and Hannah coming back to continue wowing us with her hilarious cartooning, GLOW vs. The Babyface is going to be another great chapter in the GLOW storybook!”
GLOW vs the Babyface #1 will ship with different cover options: Cover A by Veronica Fish (Spider-Woman), Cover B by Nicole Goux (Jem and the Holograms), and a Retailer Incentive edition by Catherine Nodet (The X-Files).
For information on how to secure copies of GLOW vs. The Babyface, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
GLOW Season 3 is now streaming on Netflix!
Aimee Garcia has starred on Dexter, (for which she was nominated for a SAG Award), Trauma, Rush Hour, The George Lopez Show, Family Guy, and currently plays fan favorite Ella Lopez on Netflix’s Lucifer. On the film front, Aimee is starring in the superhero movie El Chicano and The Addams Family alongside Charlize Theron, Oscar Isaac, and Chloë Mortez. Other film credits included Robocop, What They Had, and Spanglish. In addition to GLOW vs. The Babyface, Aimee is currently writing a Latino family comedy, a Buffy-esque demon-hunting drama and horror movie. She has 2 million followers across Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat.
AJ Mendez is a mental health speaker and advocate, former professional wrestling champion with the WWE, and the New York Times Bestselling author of Crazy Is My Superpower. Her memoir is being developed for television by Emmy nominated producers EUE Sokolow, in which she will write and executive produce. She has 6 million incredibly engaged followers across Twitter and Instagram @TheAJMendez.
Hannah Templer is a queer cartoonist and graphic designer currently living in Seattle. She graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 2011 and has since worked as a colorist, cover artist, and interior artist on well-known titles such as Samurai Jack, Tomb Raider, and Jem and the Holograms. In addition to GLOW, she currently writes and draws Cosmoknights, a full-color graphic novel published by Top Shelf Productions. She has also worked for several years as a designer at various renowned Seattle design agencies, most recently as a UX designer at States of Matter.
IDW Publishing stands proudly at the forefront of printed visual entertainment, cultivating a formidable library of world-renowned licensed brands and creator-owned original IP. Its diverse array of comic books, graphic novels, and art books deliver reading enjoyment to fans of all ages. Its award-winning imprints The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions preserve the valuable cultural history of the sequential art medium, while titles under the critically acclaimed Top Shelf and Black Crown banners celebrate fiercely independent voices. IDW Publishing is a division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: IDWM), a fully integrated media company with robust offerings in publishing, tabletop gaming, multimedia entertainment, and art exhibition via the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.