GLOW vs The Babyface #3
Somebody's hiding out in the GLOW gym! Whoever it is has been taking the ladies' things, and eating most of the concession stands food. Now that the ladies have caught the person responsible, they have to try and resolve that and not let the wrestling organization fall apart at the same time!
Right off the bat, let me say how much I love artist Hannah Templar’s work this issue, and every issue. This issue for some reason it really seems to take over as the main storyteller. There’s a very 80s element to this book, and that is the annoying yet lovable kid who’s always getting into mischief but nobody seems to really care or worry about. Sadly, it was those children who usually ended up on milk cartons. Anyway, Templar’s art takes that dynamic of the story and runs with it. You fall in love with the little kid, even though if this was a real situation, you’d probably send her off to juvie. ¾ of the reason the reader feels that way is due to the art. While not overly cutesy, it’s very pleasant it’s never harsh there are no hard or scratchy lines, everything looks nice and soft without looking like a children’s book. The art also fits the GLOW property in general. The show itself might get a little adult at times with language or situations, but at its core it’s a comedy with plenty of heart and charm. Which is exactly how I’d describe Temple’s art.
The story itself seems to come right from its time. There’s a big difference between shows that are SET in the 80s and shows that feel like 80s shows. GLOW is a show that feels like an 80’s show, just minus the laugh track. The story that authors Garcia & Mendez tell could easily be an episode of the show, it’s got everything that makes the show great. There’s a rush to get things ready for some national exposure for the girls, there’s a danger of the whole organization falling apart, a conflict between the ladies and an outside threat that comes out of nowhere to threaten the ladies. While we’re all waiting for the next season, I’ve got to tell you that this is the perfect way to get your GLOW fix.
This issue accomplishes everything it needs to. It entertains the reader, looks fantastic and sets up the story for its big climax next issue.
GLOW vs The Babyface #3: Baby’s Day Out
Writing - 9/109/10
Storyline - 9/109/10
Art - 8.5/108.5/10
Color - 8/108/10
Cover Art - 7/107/10
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