Kiel Phegley

News Editor
Chicago, IL
Flint, MI

What it is. My name is Kiel and under the banner of CBR "News Editor" I assign out interviews and features to the reporting crew, write a bunch of stuff about cons and what not, talk to Tom Brevoort on the phone and wear neck ties frequently in public.

Before I worked for CBR, I was a staff writer at something called Wizard Magazine that used to be around comic shops and stuff. Despite what you may have heard from others, there about a zillion radical and smart people who worked at that place – way too many to name in one bio. So for now, I'll note that two of the bestest are Marvel.com Associate Editor Ben Morse and DC Editor Rickey Purdin who blog with me at The Cool Kids Table.

Aside from the comics stuff, I'm somewhat diligently pursuing a masters degree in writing for children. I live in Chicago now but originally hail from the hardest working town in America: Flint, Michigan. If you ever meet me, remember that I give great high fives.

Holla.

FIRST COMIC: It's a toss up between "Batman" #436 and "Web of Spider-Man" Annual #4. I bought them both in the same summer, and liked Batman WAY better is all I can recall.

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Tim Drake, Bleu L. Finnegan, Jack Knight, Scott Pilgrim

Articles By Kiel Phegley

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The Flash Races Towards Theaters

Thu, May 27th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

A Warner Brothers executive is talking up Barry Allen as the next big DC film, but will he beat Aquaman to the screen and will Geoff Johns be at the starting line when it comes time to script?

Breaking Hughie From "The Boys"

Thu, May 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As the superhero satire enters its next major story phase, creator and writer of "The Boys" Garth Ennis explains why all of his characters are being brought low including the miniseries bound Wee Hughie.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Hassler on "Twilight"

Wed, May 26th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With the comic version of Stephanie Meyers' vampire saga a sales hit, we spoke with Yen's Kurt Hassler about the state of manga, challenges of pleasing Twihards and the book's lettering debate.

Weisman Founds A "Mecha-Nation"

Tue, May 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind animated hits "Gargoyles" and "Spectacular Spider-Man," Greg Weisman teams up with his former TV partners for an all-ages blast of high school superhero action from Ape Entertainment's KiZoic label.

Ellison Gets In "The Spirit"

Fri, May 21st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With a brand-new tale starring Denny Colt and drawn by Kyle Baker to his credit, the legendary Harlan Ellison remembers his connection to The Spirit, his friendship with Will Eisner and the Spirit movie that never was.

TO HELLBOY AND BACK: Uncovering Sir Edward

Thu, May 20th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Mignola spoke to CBR about why and how the Victorian occult detective must fit into Hellboy's world in the past and future and shared exclusive sketch material from artist Ben Stenbeck.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Chris Sprouse

Wed, May 19th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The artist behind the all-caveman Batman adventure that kicks off "The Return of Bruce Wayne" opens up about his early Batman gigs, his personal criticisms of his own work and returning at last to "Tom Strong."

DC Closes Doors On CMX Manga

Tue, May 18th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

After nearly six years, DC Comics efforts in manga publishign will close in July as CMX is the latest victim of the shrinking manga market, and CBR has official word from co-publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee.

Layman Hits The Bullseye In "Shadowland"

Mon, May 17th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The fate of Daredevil's greatest foe comes to light in the August-shipping "Shadowland: Bullseye" one-shot, but the exact role of the former Dark Avenger remains obscured under a veil of secrecy and punching.

Hexed: John Gallagher, Jr. & Will Arnett

Sat, May 15th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

The star of Broadway's current hit Green Day musical "American Idiot" and the "Arrested Development" funnyman enlist as Union army officers out for modern justice in June's "Jonah Hex" movie.

THE GREEN ZONE: Red Hulk Revelations

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Jeph Loeb and Greg Pak are back in THE GREEN ZONE to tell the story behind the story of the Red Hulk, including how they pulled off the super secret mission of keeping the character's identity safe this long.

EXCLUSIVE: Mignola & Corben Double Up On "Hellboy"

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The creators behind "The Crooked Man" & "Hellboy in Mexico" announce the horror-themed one-shot "Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil" featuring two tales from the paranormal detective's past.

Hexed: John Malkovich

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

As Quentin Turnbull, the Southern rebel villain of "Jonah Hex," the acclaimed actor discusses his origins with the picture, his collaboration on set and the driving factors of his comic book villainy.

Warner Brothers Sues "Superman" Lawyer

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The entertainment giant files suit against Mark Toberoff, the lawyer who's been representing the heirs of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, in a bid to keep the rights to Superman

Lemire Flies With "Superboy"

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC's Teen of Steel is headed back to having his own ongoing series with the award-winning creator of "Essex County" along with artist Pier Gallo kicking things off in August's issue of "Action Comics."

Hexed: Josh Brolin

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

The star of the outlandish adaptation of DC Comics' scarred-up bounty hunter spoke with CBR about earning his spurs in "Jonah Hex," how they'll update the Western and what friends he brought along for the ride.

Holy Pornography, Batman!

Thu, May 13th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

Axel Braun, director of the send up of the '60s Batman TV show "Batman XXX: A Porn Parody" talked to CBR about how he plans on respecting comic fans with his film and why he's not worried about being sued by Warner Bros.

"Jonah Hex" - The CBR Set Visit

Thu, May 13th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

Director Jimmy Hayward and star Josh Brolin took CBR inside the set of their upcoming weird Western adaptation of the classic DC Comics anti-hero, explaining how they plan to upend the traditional Western genre.

Graphic.ly's Digital Comics Open Standard Proposal

Thu, May 13th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With digital comics representing a rapidly growing part of the marketplace, Graphic.ly CEO Micah Baldwin calls for the ability for fans to share their purchases across platforms and a "Reader's Bill of Rights.

Henderson Uncovers The "Daughters Of The Shadow"

Wed, May 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jason Henderson explores the darker side of the Daughters of the Shadow in a three-issue "Shadowland" miniseries featuring Colleen Wing taking control of the Hand's all-female hit squad The Nail.

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