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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Inside DC With Dan DiDio, Part 2

Thu, November 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In part two of CBR's in-depth interview, DC's Senior Vice President - Executive Editor Dan DiDio discusses his own ongoing writing stint on "Outsiders," explains the company's approach to expanding DC's creative roster, and more.

Inside DC With Dan DiDio, Part 1

Wed, November 11th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The DCU Senior Vice President - Executive Editor invites CBR into his office for a lengthy two-part chat covering "Blackest Night," the future of marquee characters from Superman to the Flash, and exactly what's up with Aquaman.

Jeff Parker Sets The Hulks For A "Fall"

Wed, November 11th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The fan favorite writer talks to CBR News about taking a big role in Marvel Comics' upcoming "Fall of the Hulks" event and how his "Alpha" one-shot and its cabal of super smart villains strikes first.

Marvel Reaches Out To Retailers

Fri, November 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Along with its new web-based publishing initiatives, the direct market giant has created a new online resource for comic shops featuring customizable features that allow retailers to create their own Marvel websites.

Rob Williams Revs Up "Robocop"

Thu, November 5th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind Dynamite's relaunch of the seminal '80s action hero shares an exclusive look at the series' art and explains why, dead or alive, fans will be excited about the corporate-tinged continuation of Paul Verhoeven's classic.

Inside Marvel's iTunes Deal

Fri, October 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics' Executive VP of Digital Media, Ira Rubenstein, talks with CBR News and explains why now was the time to pull the trigger on comics on Apple's popular smart phone, why go through multiple providers and more.

Rethinking "The Comics Journal"

Fri, October 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In light of news that the acclaimed source of comics news & criticism will be shifting format to a web-heavy business model, CBR speaks with the magazine's editorial to find out why now is the time for a new TCJ.

Millar & McNiven Tease 'Nemesis'

Fri, October 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The 'Civil War' and 'Old Man Logan' creative team reunite for a project hitting stands in early 2010, calling the comic its own "event" as the publisher and status remain shrouded in mystery

Matt Wagner Takes On "Green Hornet"

Wed, October 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning creator explains the hows and whys involved in resurrecting the venerable hero in a 1930s origin tale full of racket-breaking and Kung-Fu, discusses the connection to the Lone Ranger, and more.

Stan Lee Declared Comic-Con Icon

Tue, October 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary Marvel creator explains how he rode a giant spider float, lobbied for more screen time in "Spider-Man 4," acquiesced a fanboy request from Quentin Tarantino, and more,all in a single night.

Neal Adams Animates The "Astonishing X-Men"

Mon, October 26th, 2009 | Category: Digital Comics

The comic art legend explains how he pitched Marvel on making a motion comic from Joss Whedon & John Cassaday's hit, what it takes to make the form work and how he'll celebrate the book's launch.

Scott Snyder & Stephen King Launch "American Vampire"

Mon, October 26th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The up-and-comer, Snyder, and the horror icon, King, reinvent the vampire legend at Vertigo with a multi-decade tale of a new breed of bloodsucker, drawn by Rafael Albuquerque.

Ennis Heads Back to the 'Battlefields'

Mon, October 26th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Garth Ennis and Dynamite reteam this winter for a second trio of WWII tales, as the writer takes CBR News on a tour of his latest story of down-and-out British and Australian dive bombers in "Happy Valley."

NYCC's Lance Fensterman Responds to Wizard

Tue, October 20th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With the 2010 convention calendar looking to be the most competitive in years, the Reed Exhibitions VP weighs in on how dueling New York cons won't change his game plan much at all.

'Green Lantern' Leaves Australia

Fri, October 16th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

The global economic crisis throws a wrench in the gears of the Ryan Reynolds- starring action epic, forcing the Warner Brothers to look for a new location to shoot Hal Jordan's first flight

Shamus and Big Apple Go Head-To-Head With NYCC

Fri, October 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Early word from the rebranded Big Apple Comic-Con shows that Wizard Entertainment head, Gareb Shamus, plans on running his New York convention against New York Comic Con in 2010.

Reaching Out To Filipino Creators

Thu, October 15th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With the Philippines hit hard by back-to-back typhoons, Gerry Alanguilan leads the charge to raise money for affected creators with a pair of all-star auctions featuring donated work from Leinil Francis Yu, Francis Manapul, and others.

Loeb and Adams Ask What Is "Ultimate X?"

Mon, October 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In the final ongoing series of the Ultimate Comics line, "Ultimate X," superstar creators Jeph Loeb and Art Adams join forces to tackle more than just mutants, asking the big questions about life after tragedy

A New Life For 'New Ultimates'

Mon, October 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Jeph Loeb explains how he and Frank Cho's long-awaited continuation of the Ultimates saga will bring bigger action, more intense personal drama and a god- like threat to the Ultimate Universe.

Inside Diamond's Retailer Summit!

Mon, October 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

From the new "Stand" series at Marvel event to DC's "Blackest Night" comics cavalcade to the reveal of the mystery villain behind "Image United," CBR brings all the news from one of the biggest mainstream comics events of the year. UPDATING

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