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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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

J.S. Lewis & WildStorm Play Kids' Games in "Free Realms"

Wed, July 29th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed YA novelist J.S. Lewis prepares for a fast and fun adaptation of the Sony MMO for kids. He spoke with CBR News about "Free Realms," which debuts this week from WildStorm.

CCI: Jeff Katz's American Original

Wed, July 29th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

Most of Comic-Con lays claim to being jam-packed and star-studded, but Jeff Katz's American Original pulled in a bit of both with announcements from wrestling deals to horror series to comedy bits, and CBR was there.

CCI Post-Game with David Glanzer

Mon, July 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The Comic-Con marketing and PR chief gives CBR News the rundown on how the San Diego show dealt with ticket sell outs to "Twilight" fandemonium to the future of the show.

CCI: Scott Pilgrim: The Video Game

Sun, July 26th, 2009 | Category: Video Games

Creator Bryan Lee O'Malley spoke with CBR and spilled some early details on the side-scrolling Ubisoft action game spinning out of his Scott Pilgrim comic series and upcoming Universal feature film

CCI: Mark Buckingham on Marvelman

Sat, July 25th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The artist behind the last original 'Miracleman' stories published in the U.S. reacts to the news and teases the possible future of he and Neil Gaiman's unfinished masterpiece

CCI: DC Universe Panel

Sat, July 25th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

We're live with Dan Didio, Geoff Johns, James Robinson, Gail Simone and more as DC Comics talks up it's biggest summer stories from "Blackest Night" to "Flash Rebirth" at Comic-Con 2009!

CCI: Geoff Burdick Assembles "Militia"

Sat, July 25th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The tech wizard for James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment, Geoff Burdick, brings his military sci fi sensibilities to Dynamite later this year with an original comics mini series with "Militia."

CCI: Preparing for 'World War Hulks'

Sat, July 25th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The next big family event for the Green Gamma Giant starts with a bang in a Jeph Loeb/John Romita Jr. prelude, with Greg Pak returning to join them and mete out the big shockers ahead.

CCI: Alex Ross' Hollywood Designs

Sat, July 25th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

The prolific painter signs up with movie producer friend Bob Teitel to launch the next wave of African American superhero films and talks about the pros and cons of comic costumes

CCI: What Is Torch Tiger?

Fri, July 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The astonishing anthology from the storyboard artists of Disney animation takes its once a year bow with "What is Torch Tiger," with another volume on tap for 2010. CBR spoke with artist Paul Briggs about this labor of love.

CCI: Fighting American Comes to Dynamite

Fri, July 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Alex Ross and Dynamite Entertainment earn the blessing of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's family in their just-announced endeavor to bring the satirical '50s hero back to his roots in a modern day setting.

CCI: Introducing... Red She-Hulk

Fri, July 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Jeph Loeb talks to CBR EXCLUSIVELY about the raging new lady who smashes into the pages of he and Ian Churchill's upcoming Hulks storyline, "Code Red," before sauntering into "World War Hulks" later this year.

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