After a chance encounter with Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates became a Writer's Assistant on the TV show Blade. Following the cancellation of that series, Johns' invited him to be his personal assistant on a movie he had been working on called Naughty or Nice. After conversations about Gates' interest in comic books and showing Geoff some of his work Gates was employed at DC Comics. He started with a back up story in Green Lantern and co-wrote Green Lantern: Secret FIles . This was followed up by a two part story centered on the Alpha Lanterns in Green Lantern Corps. Gate's longest work to date has been Supergirl which he took over just prior to the New Krypton crossover written by Geoff Johns, James Robinson and himself. He also wrote a one shot comic highlighting the villain Prometheus as part of DC's Faces of Evil month.