Tuesday, March 1, 2011
What Is Sterling Gates' Secret Project?
With the question of what new title I should review here behind me, I figured I would ask the next question that has been bugging me.
What is Sterling Gates' secret project?
It has been a couple of months since his epic run on Supergirl ended. We have heard solicitations through May. And still no answer. Is he writing one of the Flashpoint minis? Is he writing a new monthly?
I don't think it is any surprise that I am a fan of Gates' work and so I am looking forward to picking up whatever title he is working on. This will be pure speculation, just blind guesses of titles or characters that I think Gates would do a great job with. But here are a couple of thoughts of some titles I hope will be the 'secret project'.
I would love to see a re-imagination or revamping of Amethyst, Princess of the Gemworld. I really enjoyed the monthly series back in the 1980's and thought Ernie Colon's art was the perfect fit for the mystical title. I think that Gates would have a great handle on these characters. And on the Booster Gold blackboard there was a line about Gemworld which means it might be coming back.
Of course, maybe I am pigeon-holing Gates a little here. Amethyst is young blond woman on a hero's journey. Maybe a little bit too close to Supergirl?
More than Amethyst though, I would love to see Gates do a Dr. Fate book. Is there any DC character more underutilized than Fate. I mean, Fate is a great character with so much potential and instead we see him languishing in the background or not being around at all.
I will admit, I would want this to be an 'old school' Fate. I would want it to be Kent Nelson, with Inza, and the tower in Salem. I know Fate has gone through a bunch of revamps. I don't even know who currently wears the helmet, if anyone. The world needs a good Dr. Fate book. The world would be a better place with a good Dr. Fate book.
Anyways, those are my two top guesses. I had plenty of others - Shade the Changing Man, the Creeper, Damage, Kid Flash - but these are the two I would like to see the most.
What titles or characters would you all like to see as Sterling Gates' Secret Project? I would love to hear other ideas.