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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Mel Rubi's "Super-Zombies" Sketchbook

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

The artist behind Dynamite's capes-meets-cannibals miniseries, "Super- Zombies," explains the process of designing the players as envisioned by writers Marc Guggenheim & Vince Gonzales.

FIRST LOOK: Cassaday's Final "Death-Defying" Cover

Fri, January 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Get a sneak peak behind John Cassaday's final contribution to the "Project Superpowers" spinoff "Death-Defying 'Devil," plus some story details from writer Joe Casey.

Gonzales Bites Into “Super-Zombies”

Thu, January 22nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

TV news reporter and comics newcomer Vince Gonzales dishes on the undead cast, zombie history and areas between heroes and villains on display in "Super- Zombies," the Dynamite mini co-written by Marc Guggenheim.

The Bravest & Boldest: Wil Wheaton

Tue, January 20th, 2009 | Category: TV/Film

The former "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor and superstar blogger steps into Batman's world, giving his take on classic Blue Beetle Ted Kord in this week's new episode of "Batman: The Brave & The Bold."

Robert Kirkman: Of Wolfmen and Walking Dead

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

Superstar writer Robert Kirkman stops by CBR News to dish on upcoming plans for his two more horrific ongoing Image Comics series, "The Walking Dead" and "The Astounding Wolf-Man."

Battlestar Galactica's Final Flight at Dynamite

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

In advance of tonight's mid-season premier, two "Battlestar Galactica" writers take CBR News inside the creation of the hit show's final episodes as well as Dynamite’s canonical “Final Five” miniseries.

Guggenheim Talks "Super-Zombies"

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

Comics and screen scribe Marc Guggenheim prepares to launch a new horrific set of heroes by way of Dynamite’s latest original miniseries, "Super-Zombies," co-written with Vince Gonzalez and illustrated by Mel Rubi.

Phil Hester Talks "Masquerade"

Tue, January 13th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Classic heroes, new villains and time-hopping action take center stage in Phil Hester & Carlos Paul's revision of the Golden Age heroine Miss Masque in Dynamite's "Masquerade." We spoke with the writer about the project.

Brunswick & McDaid on "Jersey Gods"

Wed, January 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

"Jersey Gods" creators Glen Brunswick and COMIC BOOK IDOL's Dan McDaid talk their new sci fi rom-com series, which comes with covers by Mike Allred and Darwyn Cooke and praise from Mark Waid and Kurt Busiek.

Ennis & Robertson Talk "The Boys"

Tue, January 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Co-creators Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson detail for CBR News their past and future plans for Dynamite Entertainment's #1 superhero satire, "The Boys," including two spinoff projects.

Mapping the Wildstorm Universe: Stormwatch P.H.D.

Tue, December 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The screaming space adventures of Wildstorm's biggest team give way to a crossover with The Authority as the world smolders. Writer Ian Edginton talks "Stormwatch P.H.D."

Alex Ross Prepares for "Masquerade"

Fri, December 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The third "Project Superpowers" spinoff dives into the history of heroes while reinventing a leggy bombshell into a mysterious crimefighter. Cover artist and series mastermind Alex Ross talks to CBR News about "Masquerade."

Kuhoric Details "Dead Irons"

Fri, December 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind Dynamite's horror/western series speaks to CBR News about bringing the mysteries and misery held within his first original concept to life in "Dead Irons," with art by Jae Lee and Jason Shawn Alexander.

Mapping the Wildstorm Universe: Gen13

Wed, December 17th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Baby villains, anti-superhero squadrons and the all-new Gen14 beset Wildstorm's signature teenage team in ravaged earth that is World's End. To learn more about "Gen13," CBR News spoke with writer Scott Beatty.

Brian K. Vaughan On Ex Machina's Final Year

Tue, December 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With "Ex Machina" #40 on sale this week, Brian K. Vaughan opens up to CBR on the revelations awaiting he and Tony Harris' series, from the A-list creator cameos to the origin of Mitchell Hundred's powers.

Invincible's Done-in-One Crossover

Thu, December 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman reveals exclusively to CBR his plan for an epic Image Comics crossover event contained entirely within in the pages of "Invincible" #60, complete with Ryan Ottley's massive gatefold cover!

Larsen On "Savage Dragon," FCBD

Wed, December 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Erik Larsen opens his long-running "Savage Dragon" series to new readers with a return to his roots and a guest-starring role for the Golden Age Daredevil on Free Comic Book Day.

Mapping the Wildstorm Universe: The Authority

Mon, December 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

In this first in a series of spotlights on the titles of Wildstorm, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning dive into the post-apocalyptic superhero universe by breaking its greatest team in two. The writers talk with CBR about "The Authority."

Walker On "Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade"

Thu, December 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The creators of "Little Gloomy" re-imagine the Girl of Steel by focusing on school and supervillains. We speak with writer Landry Walker about "Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade"

A Second Helping of “Salt Water Taffy”

Tue, December 2nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Matthew Loux discusses the latest installment of his all-ages Oni Press hit, "Salt Water Taffy," in which the teenage heroes Jack and Benny take "A Climb Up Mt. Barnabas." Plus a sixteen-page preview!

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