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Tulsa native signs comic in Norman

From Staff Reports Published: December 28, 2007
Comic book writer Sterling Gates, a Tulsa native, will sign his latest project, "Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps Secret Files” at Speeding Bullet Comics, 614 N Porter Ave., from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in Norman.

"Secret Files” delves into the history of the Green Lantern Corps, a superhero police force featured in DC Comics. The oversized issue is a "who's who” encyclopedia detailing more than 200 active Green Lanterns, plus a double-page spread on Lanterns killed in the line of duty. The comic book also includes entries on the major Sinestro Corps villains. Gates, along with co-writer Geoff Johns, have researched decades of Green Lantern lore to make the book as detailed and comprehensive as possible.

"Secret Files” also features "Lessons in the Sand,” a new backup story about Morro, the Green Lantern crypt-keeper. "Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps Secret Files” releases today.

Throughout 2007, Green Lantern comics have been a bestseller for DC. Gates, a University of Oklahoma graduate, also wrote a Green Lantern back-up story in "Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime No. 1,” which was released in October.