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Sterling Gates, Jamal Igle leave ‘Supergirl’

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm •  Published: October 8, 2010

According to DC Comics’ Source blog, the outstanding creative team of “Supergirl” — Oklahoma-born writer Sterling Gates and artist Jamal Igle — will leave the series with issue #59.   Nick Spencer and Bernard Chang will be the new team on the book.

In The Oklahoman, I named “Supergirl” the fifth-best comic book series of 2009:

Writer Sterling Gates, a Tulsa native, and artist Jamal Igle kept the mystery cooking of who the seemingly super-powered Superwoman was for much of 2009 in the pages of ” Supergirl.” Supergirl dealt with the death of her father and the seeming villainy of her mother. This, and great use of the supporting cast, including Cat Grant and Lana Lang, made ” Supergirl” a must-read Superbook.

I had an hourlong Q&A with Gates about his career at the Oklahoma History Center this summer; I plan to share excerpts from that Q&A in the future on the blog.   I’m also looking forward to Gates’ next announced projects, and will share more information about those when that info is available.

- Matt Price

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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