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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John McCrea Talks Herogasm

Wed, March 25th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR brings you an exclusive first look at John McCrea's completed art for "The Boys'" crossover-tweaking miniseries "Herogasm," issue #1 of which goes on sale in May from Dynamite Entertainment.

Elementary, My Dear Moore & Reppion!

Thu, March 19th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The "Complete Dracula" writing team of Leah Moore & John Reppion tackle their next literary giant in comics form with Dynamite's upcoming "Sherlock Holmes" ongoing series, and talk to CBR about the book.

Cla$$war & the Resurrection of Com.X

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

The ahead-of-its-time political superhero series "Cla$$war" returns in a deluxe hardcover, bringing back the early work of Rob Williams, Trevor Hairsine and Travel Foreman while revitalizing its cutting edge publisher Com.X.

Ennis & McCrea's Epic "Herogasm"

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

Garth Ennis talks to CBR News about his and John McCrea's event-themed miniseries "Herogasm," spinning out of "The Boys," as well as his history with DC Comics crossovers like "DC One Million" and "Bloodlines."

The Bravest & Boldest: John DiMaggio

Mon, March 9th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

The voice behind "Futurama's" Bender brings a comedic twist to the King of Atlantis as Aquaman in this week's new episode of "Batman: The Brave & The Bold," which CBR brings you an exclusive preview of.

Scott Beatty Talks Buck Rogers

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

Writer Scott Beatty starts his 25th Century tour with a 25-cent one-shot and the supposed death of an icon in Dynamite's "Buck Rogers" #0, on sale in May. CBR spoke with Beatty about the issue and the ambitious ongoing that follows.

WC: Scott Gray on "Uncanny X-Men: First Class"

Sat, February 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's revisitation of classic X-Men tales sees a new iteration starring the All-New, All-Different X-Men under the tutelage of Scott Gray. CBR News spoke with the writer about what X-fans can expect.

WC: IDW Celebrates "Barack Obama!"

Sat, February 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Two new Obama-themed one-shots will follow IDW Publishing's massively successful "Presidential Material" comic by Jeff Mariotte and Tom Morgan. Plus, an exclusive look at the J. Scott Campbell cover for the first one-shot.

WC: Art Adams Goes Marvel Exclusive

Fri, February 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed artist signs on for his first monthly gig in years in the form of an Ultimate Comics series with Jeph Loeb. CBR News spoke with the comic book superstar about what lured him back to the monthly grind.

WC: Capullo Returns to "Spawn"

Fri, February 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The fan favorite artist draws his first full comic book in years, featuring Sam, Twitch and a much deadlier Clown. CBR spoke with writer/creator Todd McFarlane about Greg Capullo's triumphant return to "Spawn."

Garth Ennis Talks "Battlefields: The Tankies"

Fri, February 27th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

For his final Dynamite World War II series, writer Garth Ennis teams with Carlos Ezquerra to take a tank team of blue collar Brits behind enemy lines after D-Day in "Battlefields: The Tankies." We spoke with Ennis about the book.

Garth Ennis Talks Jim Lee, "The Boys"

Wed, February 25th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Garth Ennis weighs in on his former publisher Jim Lee's contribution to Dynamite's "The Boys" series and the foul-mouthed midway point he and co- creator Darick Robertson will reach in May's issue #30.

NYCC: Bryan Lee O'Malley

Mon, February 16th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

"Scott Pilgrim" creator Bryan Lee O'Malley and CBR News go inside the creation of Oni Press' "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe," the killer extras for fans, the upcoming movie, his New York Comic Con experience. and more!

NYCC: Watchmen Art Books

Mon, February 16th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

Zack Snyder's movie adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel classic brings with it the rescued production art of Gibbons and a stunning amount of new cast portraits by Clay Enos.

NYCC: Top Cow & Ventimiglia Go "Berserker"

Fri, February 13th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Check out these highlights from Top Cow's introductory panel for "Heroes" star Milo Ventimiglia's new Norse mythology-inspired comic book series by Rick Loverd and Jeremy Haun, "Berserker."

NYCC: Dark Horse

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

The Goon, Buffy, Beasts of Burden and more earn some love from fans at New York Comic Con's Dark Horse panel, featuring Eric Powell and Evan Dorkin, with news about Mike Mignola, Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon and Stan Sakai.

NYCC: The Image Comics Show - UPDATED!

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

A new slate of May-launching comics, the return of "Dead@17,'" Man of Action's big plans, Whilce Portacio's early career stories and more were discussed at The Image Comics Panel at NYCC. UPDATED with tons of art!

NYCC: Post-Con with Organizer Lance Fensterman

Mon, February 9th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

New York Comic Con's head honcho Lance Fensterman talks to CBR News about this year's show, as well as the future of NYCC, the new Chicago show C2E2, and New York's Anime Festival.

NYCC: The ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference

Mon, February 9th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

New information and debate at the ICv2 sponsored panel hits on how "Watchmen" and "Naruto" saved sales in 2008, the impact of digital media on comics and Art Spiegelman's history of comics

NYCC: "Punisher Noir's" Gangland Glory

Mon, February 9th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

This August, Frank Tieri and Paul Azaceta will spin a new legend for the Marvel Universe's crime-killing anti-hero by placing the Punisher in the era of Al Capone, Bugsy Malone and Dutch Schutz when Frank Castle goes "Noir."

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