In addition to being interviewed in this week’s Wizard (for like the third month in a row), DC Universe Executive Editor Dan DiDio talks up Sterling Gates as a rising star to Newsarama. He also announces that Gates has signed an exclusive with DC.
Sterling is one of the rising stars here at DC. You always get the question of where are the new writers coming from, and who are the talents we’re looking to grow, and Sterling is definitely one of them. We just put him under an exclusive contract as well, because we have a lot of belief and faith in his abilities. He’s done a great job with Supergirl – he’s been able to take what’s been going on in the Superman books and bring that level of focus and depth to Supergirl and I feel as if he’s really solidified the direction of that series. The great part also in New Krypton, we’ve had the introduction of Supergirl’s parents in Kandor – that really helps to build a strong supporting cast for that series, and Sterling has a great handle on what to do with that book. He’s the writer for the future of Supergirl.
Lots more in the link about New Krypton, and more of DC Comics’ plans for 2009.
– Matt Price