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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Moon Knight Teams Up In The Heroic Age

Thu, March 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Guest stars aplenty and a role in an upcoming Marvel event are in the cards for the lunar-themed vigilante, but as writer Gregg Hurwitz explained, Moon Knight may easily crack under the pressure of a superhero career.

Fabian Nicieza Swings Onto "Red Robin"

Thu, March 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer who ushered in the end of Tim Drake's solo run as Batman's sidekick returns to the character with June's "Red Robin" #13, planning on moral dilemmas and a Red Robin rogue's gallery.

Mike Raicht On Legends, Instruments And Men of Steel

Thu, March 11th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind the indie hit "Stuff of Legend" gears up for a second volume launch on Free Comic Book Day and teases his adaptation of the hot YA series "Mortal Instruments" and a Superman tale.

Christopher Nolan Will Head "Superman" Film

Wed, March 10th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

The director of "The Dark Knight" will produce a new screen franchise for the Man of Steel based on a screenplay by David S. Goyer that takes Superman, Lois Lane and the rest in a brand new direction while also keeping them separate from Batman.

John Krasinski Is Not Captain America

Tue, March 9th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

UPDATED: Conflicting reports hit Tuesday over who will land the role of Steve Rogers in the upcoming "The First Avenger: Captain America" with official word coming that "The Office" star is no longer in the running.

McKeever Enlists "Young Allies"

Tue, March 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Firestar, Araña, Gravity and other young heroes team up with Nomad for a Heroic Age ongoing series set to define a new generation of Marvel heroes, as the Young Allies battle a coalition called the Bastards of Evil.

Liefeld Looks To The Future

Mon, March 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With his breakout series "Youngblood" now on Comics by comiXology along with a slew of other works, the artist told CBR how he's looking ahead to new ideas and shared exclusive art from "Armageddon Now: Anti-Christ."

Straczynski Steps Up For "Superman" & "Wonder Woman"

Mon, March 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

On top of his upcoming "Earth One" graphic novel, JMS enlists for writing duties on the monthly marquee DC comics "Superman" and "Wonder Woman" with a double shot of post-milestone issues slated for July. UPDATED with new quotes from JMS.

Gail Simone Leaves "Wonder Woman"

Fri, March 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The fan-favorite writer and passionate Wonder Woman fan steps aside from her roll in ushering the adventures of Princess Diana and rolls out two in depth farewells for fans including one for her Wonder of Wonders column.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: Meltzer Talks "Twilight"

Fri, March 5th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Brad Meltzer gives a behind the scenes look at how he built the various elements of "Buffy Season 8's" penultimate arc, from the real story behind Twilight to the hidden miseries awaiting Buffy and Giles.

Official: "Green Lantern" Will Debut in 3D

Thu, March 4th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

Warner Brothers has confirmed for CBR that the Ryan Reynolds-starring, Martin Campbell-directed "Green Lantern" film will bow in 3 Dimensions when it brings Hal Jordan to multiplexes next year.

Confirmed: "Smallville" On For 10th Season

Thu, March 4th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

Hot on the heels of a ratings-topping performance for Geoff Johns "Absolute Justice," The CW's drama focusing on a young Superman will return in the fall of 2010 to round out a decade of superhero action.

Hope Larson Explores the Mystery of "Mercury"

Wed, March 3rd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With her latest teen-oriented graphic novel, cartoonist Hope Larson tells the tale of two girls from different times connected by family strife, social pressures and the liquid metal used to hunt for gold.

Understanding "Incarnate" & Comic Book Plagiarism

Tue, March 2nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In an industry rife with homages and swipes, what kind of legal action can be taken in the ongoing Nick Simmons controversy? CBR checks in with comics legal expert Michael Lovitz so find out of what's in play and at stake.

Discussing Comic-Con International's Future

Thu, February 25th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With talk swirling over whether it will remain in San Diego, Comic-Con International's David Glanzer discussed which cities are in the running, the issues at stake and why no decision has been made yet.

David Goyer Rumored To Write Superman Film

Wed, February 24th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

With the film fate of the Man of Steel still in doubt with fans, the rumor mill continues to circle around the "Dark Knight" creative team with new word popping up that David Goyer will pen a Kryptonian-themed action flick.

Could One Of These Men Play Captain America?

Wed, February 24th, 2010 | Category: TV/Film

Casting for Joe Johnston's Marvel Studios picture "The First Avenger: Captain America" is officially underway with young actors from John Krasinski to Chace Crawford vying to portray Steve Rogers. CBR has a photo rundown.

You Could Be Mark Millar's Next Collaborator

Wed, February 24th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The all-star comics writer behind creator-owned hits like "Wanted" and "Kick-Ass" puts out a call for an unknown artist to drawn his next big project, asking for anyone from bizarre Western cartoonists to anime-influenced artists to apply.

THE GREEN ZONE: Supporting Cast Smash!

Wed, February 24th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Parker spoke to THE GREEN ZONE about a villain's about face in "Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk" and the ladies at the heart of "Savage She-Hulks." Plus an exclusive look at Frank Cho's interlocking Hulk variants!

Jim Lee Covers "American Vampire"

Mon, February 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

DC's newly minted Co-Publisher pushes forward with his artistic endeavors providing a brand new variant for the March-debuting Vertigo series by Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque.

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