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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Sylvain White Still Traveling Towards "Ronin"

Mon, September 14th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

Despite the waves caused by the formation of DC Entertainment, director Sylvain White confirms for CBR News that Frank Miller's "Ronin" is still coming to the big screen - just not panel for panel.

Ennis & Robertson: The Boys Are Back

Fri, September 11th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The co-creators of Dynamite's mature readers hit, "The Boys," come back to the series full time to tell the heavily anticipated origins of their anti-super superteam, starting with a spotlight on Mother's Milk in issue #35.

Industry Reacts to Levitz, DC Entertainment

Wed, September 9th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Creators from Marv Wolfman to Keith Giffen and beyond give CBR their first response to the news that Paul Levitz will step down as DC Comics' Publisher and what DC Entertainment could mean for the company's future.

David Liss' Daring Marvel Mysteries

Tue, September 8th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Already atop the novel charts for his historical thrillers, David Liss tackles the Golden Age of the Marvel Universe in "Daring Mystery Comics 70th Anniversary Special," expanding on the story of one of The Twelve's core heroes.

Jerwa & Murray Jump Through Dynamite's "Stargate"

Wed, September 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With three new ongoing series based on the long-running sci-fi franchise, incoming writers Brandon Jerwa and Doug Murray take CBR inside "Stargate" #0 and beyond to "SG-1" and "Atlantis" territory.

Giving Spider-Woman the Motion

Fri, August 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Motherland Animation Creative Director Lance Sells talks to CBR News about the process by which his company made the popular "Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D." motion comic and discusses the future of the format.

Project Superpowers: Power By Power

Wed, August 26th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Alex Ross expands upon the new characters of his burgeoning Dynamite superhero universe and shares with CBR an exclusive first look at the big villains who will tie everything together. It's time to meet the bad guys!

The Birth of Dynamite's Blackbeard

Fri, August 21st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The creators of "The Blair Witch Project" take aim at the legendary pirate Blackbeard with an epic and historically-based new series from Dynamite Entertainment with covers by John Cassaday. CBR spoke with the whole team.

Mark Millar on Making Movies

Wed, August 19th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

The best-selling comic author Mark Millar describes what his working life entails in the wake of Hollywood successes, teases his upcoming comic books, and makes "Kick-Ass" music.

Kleid's "Big Kahn" Game

Mon, August 17th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Indie creator Neil Kleid digs deep into the roots of family betrayal with his story of a Orthodox rabbi con man whose ruse is revealed upon his death. CBR News spoke with Kleid about "The Big Kahn."

CCC09: Chicago Comic-Con From the Floor

Wed, August 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's Kiel Phegley turns in this full run down of the Chicago Comic-Con with word from organizers, retailers and a huge amount of talent from J.G. Jones to Mike Choi and more.

Alex Ross Lights "The Torch"

Wed, August 12th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The painter and co-writer behind the miniseries reviving the Golden Age Marvel, Alex Ross talks to CBR News about the villainous stories that set his new take in motion and the secret origin of Toro.

CCC09: DC Comics' Sunday Conversation

Tue, August 11th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Obscure '80s characters coming back, DC's space heroes stepping up strong, and new plans for the Batman and Superman franchises took the spotlight at the traditional fan discussion panel, and CBR was there.

CCC09: Dynamite Entertainment

Mon, August 10th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

A full lineup of Dynamite talent took the stage in Chicago to talk about the future of "Project Superpowers," the historical significance of Zorro and more plans for classic heroes, and CBR was there.

CCC09: Millar Kicks Ass in Chicago

Sat, August 8th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

Superstar Scottish scribe Mark Millar goes behind the scenes of his new film adaptation and enlists the fans to help determine the future of 'Kick-Ass' at his panel during Chicago Comic-Con.

CCI: Hope Larson Spotlight

Sat, August 8th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning creator talks about making the transition from indie sensation to corporate publishing cartoonist and unveils details of her next comic "Mercury" during a panel at Comic-Con International.

CCI: David Petersen Spotlight

Thu, August 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The creator of the award-winning kids fantasy series 'Mouse Guard' tells all and teases the next three volumes of his ongoing opus during a spotlight panel at Comic-Con.

CCI: Kirby Lives In San Diego!

Thu, August 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

A new universe of superhero books based on Jack Kirby's creator-owned work lands at Dynamite to solidify Kirby's title as the "King." CBR has all the latest details on the Kirbyverse.

CCI: Bryan Lee O'Malley's Spotlight Panel

Wed, August 5th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The 'Scott Pilgrim' creator goes head to head with Scott McCloud, delving into the roots of his creation, the look of his characters and the state of his movie.

CCI: Dynamite Entertainment Panel

Sat, August 1st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

More word on the publisher's new projects from Alex Ross' team-up with State Street Films to a legendary return and a brand new superhero series, plus discussion of the comics/Hollywood connection

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