Writer to Watch: Sterling Gates

Sterling Gates is far from a newcomer to the DCU -- but he's certainly one that's on the rise. With his work -- alongside artist Jamal Igle -- redefining and stabilizing SUPERGIRL, Gates has made a name for himself for his tight plotting and knack for strong and precise characterization. All of which can be seen month-in and month-out in the pages of the Girl of Steel's ongoing series.

'The Hunt for Reactron' concludes in SUPERGIRL #46

Continuing from ACTION COMICS #882, "The Hunt for Reactron" concludes with the final showdown between Flamebird, Supergirl and the man who killed their father. And for the Daughters of Zor-El, that means it's payback time. Will Reactron make it out alive? Or is Nightwing the only one who can save them all? Writers Sterling Gates and Greg Rucka team with Jamal Igle to bring the story to a close. Check out a few pages below before you swing by your shop and pick up the full issue, which hits today.

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Matt Idelson takes you inside the SUPERMAN offices

Much of today has been devoted to wrapping up WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #8, which is a pretty crazy issue. James Robinson, Greg Rucka and Pete Woods are introducing the Thanagarians to the series, and where the Thanagarians go, can bloody skirmishes be far to follow? One thing that’s complicated matters on this issue is Pete’s shoulder injury (I know, I know, I’m not supposed to give the opposing team info on our players’ injuries!).

The Hunt for Reactron continues in SUPERGIRL #45

Jumping from the pages of ACTION COMICS #881, writers Sterling Gates and Greg Rucka continue "The Hunt for Reactron" in the pages of SUPERGIRL. Can Supergirl rely on her seemingly unhinged childhood buddy to help her track down her father's killer? Or will she get burned by the person she once trusted most? Who knows? But we can tease a few lovely Jamal Igle pages right here. And don't go anywhere, as later today we'll have some more Superman inside info, right from Superman Group Editor Matt Idelson's desk.

How about some December SUPERMAN covers?

Every now and again, we like to throw out a few covers from the coming months that might tease at just what is coming down the pike in the DCU. Today's no different. I'm probably sheltering myself from the Miami sun as you read this, but why let me have all the fun? Check out a few upcoming images from December to get amped up about. Specifically, the covers to ACTION COMICS, SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON, SUPERGIRL and SUPERMAN.

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How about some JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #3 pages?

Two new members sign up in the third issue of writer James Robinson and artist Mauro Cascioli's CRY FOR JUSTICE mini-series. Just in time, too. With Prometheus captured and his evil plans revealed, the team will need all the additional manpower it can muster to defeat the villain's master plan. Click below for some pages from the issue, which hits 9/2.

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Get a glimpse at Supergirl's double life in SUPERGIRL ANNUAL #1

Happy Monday, Source readers. To ease you into the work week and to avoid a case of the Mondays, we've got some pages from SUPERGIRL ANNUAL #1, from writer Sterling Gates and artist Fernando Dagnino. As faithful SUPERGIRL readers know, in SUPERGIRL #34 the Girl of Steel adopted the new secret identity of Linda Lang. But how long until someone finds out her secret? Find out with this issue, as Gates and Dagnino chronicle Supergirl's initial attempt to live a double life in "Linda Lang: Day One."

It's battle royal time in SUPERGIRL #44

The regular SUPERGIRL Team of writer Sterling Gates and artist Jamal Igle roar into the third part of the "Codename: Patriot" crossover, as Supergirl and Mon-El throw down against Nightwing and Flamebird. What happens when the Girl of Steel has to face off against one of her oldest and dearest friends, just as General Lane puts the next phase of his master plan into action -- with some help from a guy named Atlas. Check out some pages from #44 below, which hits 8/19.

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