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 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.


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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C2E2: Marvels "Hulks Smash!" Panel

Sun, April 18th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The minds behind "Fall of the Hulks," from Jeph Loeb to Greg Pak and more, unite for an hour of talk on what's in store for the future of the Goliaths Green and Red in "World War Hulks" and CBR was on the scene.

C2E2: Meet Your Secret Avengers

Sun, April 18th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker takes CBR News on a guided tour of Marvel's cloak and dagger superhero team from how big characters like Nova and Valkyrie fit in to where Steve's Rogers grand plan plays out for Sharon Carter and the Irredeemable Ant-Man.

C2E2: Cup O' Joe

Sat, April 17th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The Marvel Editor-in-Chief was joined by a lineup of talent and editorial to talk one-on-one with the fans of Chicago about the sequel to "Brand New Day," "Secret Avengers" and more. UPDATED WITH NEW AVENGERS ART!

C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: Quesada Explains "O.M.I.T."

Sat, April 17th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The Marvel Editor-in-Chief unveiled the meaning of the internet teasers attached to him and Paolo Rivera, explaining how "One Moment In Time" is his long-awaited sequel to the most controversial Spider-Man story in a decade.

C2E2: DC's "Brightest Day" Panel

Sat, April 17th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns leads the talk around DC Comics brand new bi-weekly event series "Brightest Day" and tie-in series starring resurrected heroes and villains with word breaking on fan favorite characters and even some "Green Lantern" movie news.

C2E2: All The Fun Of "Infinty Gauntlet"

Sat, April 17th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"Atomic Robo" writer Brian Clevinger lands at Marvel to reimagine the classic "Infinity Gauntlet" event as a wild action comic for kids in the form of "Avengers & The Infinity Gauntlet" and explains honoring and updating a classic.

C2E2: The Mondo Marvel Panel

Fri, April 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

An A-List lineup of Marvel talent, from Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada to Jeph Loeb, hit the stage at C2E2, to bring all the news on new Ultimate series, official word on "Shadowland" and what makes "Avengers" unique.

C2E2: Brubaker Makes Steve Roger "Super"

Fri, April 16th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With Bucky Barnes wielding the shield of Captain America, the original red, white and blue Marvel hero carries on in "Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier." We spoke with Ed Brubaker about the hero's new mission.

Krofft & Ruby-Spears: Reviving Lost Kirby

Thu, April 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary children's television producers are on a mission to revive concepts created by the King of Comics - Marty Krofft & Jack Spears opened up about their plans with an exclusive look at unseen Kirby art.

DC & Dan Jurgens Master Time

Thu, April 15th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

A coalition of heroes from Booster Gold and Rip Hunter to Superman and Green Lantern go on the search for Bruce Wayne in the upcoming "Time Masters: Vanishing Point" mini series from writer artist Dan Jurgens.


Wed, April 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR debuts a new regular feature focusing on DC Comics Dark Knight as well as a full-service Batman Hub for his fans. We kick it off with an extensive interview with Editor Mike Marts on the future of the entire Bat line!

THE GREEN ZONE: Hulking Out The Marvel U

Wed, April 14th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

While fandom prepares for the promised throwdowns and revelations at hand in "World War Hulks," the writing trio of Jeph Loeb, Greg Pak and Jeff Parker prepare for a pirate Hulkpool and other wild adventures of Marvel heroes gone Hulky.

First Look: Luke Cage's Thunderbolts

Tue, April 13th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

UPDATED: Marvel Comics shared an exclusive first look at the designs for the new Heroic Age cast of "Thunderbolts" while Jeff Parker AND artist Kev Walker explained how Luke Cage's team of criminals are working for redemption.

Con Preview: Fensterman on C2E2

Mon, April 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Days away from Reed Exhibitions debut in the Windy City, Lance Fensterman opens up about the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, from making the event a national success to keeping things comics-centric.

Paul Cornell New "Action Comics" Writer

Mon, April 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind the fan favorite series "Captain Britain and MI-13" steps in to the Man of Steel's longest-running comic, focusing on Lex Luthor while Marc Guggenheim steps aside for more mysterious DC work.

Marvel Makes Theirs Hachette

Mon, April 12th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The comics publishing powerhouse Marvel Comics moves their book store distribution away from longtime partner Diamond Book Distributors and into the hands of industry leader Hachette, effective September 1.


Fri, April 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Brad Meltzer returns to CBR to talk about how the pivotal "F#@%ing" issue of Joss Whedon's ongoing serial from making the sex matter in multiple ways to tying together Buffy's big mythological threads and the fate of Spike.

Claremont's Back With "New Mutants Forever"

Fri, April 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The longtime leader of the entire X-Universe again expands upon his untapped ideas to bring the original teen team of mutantkind right back to where they started from with a new five-issue mini featuring original cast and creators.

TO HELLBOY AND BACK: "Hellboy: The Storm"

Wed, April 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Mignola announces the next two miniseries in his and artist Duncan Fegredo's ongoing run of Hellboy stories, bringing that series to a conclusion and expanding upon the book's use of mythological resources.

Claremont Unveils "X-Women"

Wed, April 7th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The long-awaited Italian X-Men project from the legendary writer and artist Milo Manara is finally on its way to the U.S., and Chris Claremont tells CBR how he made the female-centric project both classic and accessible to new fans.