GILT #1 excerpt
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Vertigo editor-turned-prose-novelist Alisa Kwitney is returning to the world of comics with a decidedly Vertigo-esque series called GILT with artist Alain Mauricet.
GILT #1 main cover (Image credit: AHOY Comics)GILT stands for the ‘Guild of Independent Lady Temporalists,’ and as the name implies they are a group of female time-travelers. These women have a bond, and a promise to one another – you can’t alter the past without approval from the other members of GILT.
The two most prominent members of GILT are Hildy and Trista. Hildy is a bawdy 70-something chain smoker who owns an apartment on the Upper West Side with a unique feature not on the Zillow listing – a backdoor portal to 1973.
Trista is new to the GILT group, and joins after a career as a home health care aide.
“Trista belongs to the Bill Murray school of minimal effort and jaded one-liners,” Kwitney tells Newsarama, “but she’s about to meet her match.”
That “match” is Hildy going rogue.
“Because when Hildy takes her last chance to slip through the time portal so she can change her past, she accidentally brings Trista along with her,” Kwitney explains. “But as the old saying goes, there are no accidents in time travel, and this is not the first time Hildy and Trista have crossed paths. Now they’ve got to resolve their past issues before they screw up everybody’s future.”
Check out this preview of GILT #1, along with a variant cover by Jill Thompson:
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(Image credit: AHOY Comics)GILT #1 (of 5) goes on sale on April 6.
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Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher’s Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press’ anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association’s Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)