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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Cassaday's I Am Legion Lands at Devil's Due

Thu, October 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Five years after its European kick off, John Cassaday and writer Fabien Nury's World War II vampire thriller from Humanoids sees a full U.S. release starting next January courtesy of Devil's Due.

McFarlane & Portacio talk Spawn

Wed, October 29th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Todd McFarlane returns to guide his most famous creation as co-writer and inker, promising he and artist Whilce Portacio will deliver big stories and bigger changes beginning in this week's "Spawn" #185.

McCain and Obama in the Marvel Universe?

Tue, October 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Casey shares with CBR his pitch for "Executive Power," a Marvel series you'll never see that would've starred the winner of the U.S. Presidential election and depicted his dealings with superheroes.

McCarthy Hails Megatron at IDW

Mon, October 27th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

“All Hail Megatron!” writer Shane McCarthy brings the Autobot/Decepticon war to Earth with a bang and scores the first ever comics-to-toy Transformer in the 12- issue IDW series, issue #4 of which is on sale now.

New Writers on The Man With No Name

Thu, October 23rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Red Sonja"/"Entourage" tag team Luke Lieberman and Matt Wolpert talk to CBR about tackling Clint Eastwood's famed gunman in the second arc of Dynamite's Spaghetti Western ongoing, "The Man With No Name."

Xena & Army of Darkness: A Ridiculous Round 2

Wed, October 22nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite reteams two of Sam Raimi's cult characters for another bout of alternate reality zombie fighting shenanigans, courtesy writers Brandon Jerwa & Elliott Serrano, who spoke with us about the book.

Furman on Making Dynamite's Terminator Revolutionary

Mon, October 20th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Simon Furman reveals all the details on the latest time-hopping installment of Dynamite's Terminator franchise with next year's “Terminator: Revolution.”

Frank Cho on Jungle Girl Season 2

Wed, October 15th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Beginning in November, a second season for the Dynamite series sees revelations to the prehistoric setting's crashes with modern times and armies of mer-people. Co-creator Frank Cho talks to CBR about "Jungle Girl."

Gray & Palmiotti on Terra, Power Girl

Fri, October 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

After years of waiting, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Amanda Connor unleash their reinvented Titan in November's "Terra" miniseries, while gearing up for an ongoing Power Girl follow through. We spoke about both projects.

Matt Wagner Makes His Mark On Zorro

Wed, October 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With his initial origin arc headed for hardcover next month, legendary creator Matt Wagner gives CBR readers a preview of his sword-slashing second arc of Dynamite's "Zorro" ongoing series.

Helfer Gets "Presidential" With McCain

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Andy Helfer, the writer behind IDW's "Presidential Material: John McCain," a biography of the Republican candidate for President, talks to CBR about cutting through the spin and keeping political comics honest.

Cosmic Comedy & Romance: Brunswick talks "Jersey Gods"

Sun, September 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Glen Brunswick & Dan McDaid’s first ongoing series is equal parts romantic comedy and cosmic epic, with creators like Mike Allred, Darwyn Cooke, Paul Pope and Erik Larsen riding shotgun.

Man of Action: Four new projects with Image

Sun, September 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Roulea, known collectively as Man of Action, spin tales of drunken werewolves, existential detectives and super bail bondsmen in four new release at Image Comics.

Millar Resurrects "Chosen" As "American Jesus"

Sun, September 28th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Peter Gross bring back their series "Chosen" as "American Jesus," this time with Image Comics, part one of a planned trilogy with a "Second Coming" and feature film to follow.

Palmiotti Stakes Claim to "Vampire Hunter D"

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

The early word on Devil's Due's American expansion of the classic Japanese horror icon is on the way courtesy of writer Jimmy Palmiotti, who talks to CBR News about "Vampire Hunter D: American Wasteland."

Hope Larson talks "Chiggers"

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

"Gray Horses" and "Salamander Dream" cartoonist Hope Larson talks to CBR about "Chiggers," her ambitious summer camp graphic novel, as well as her evolving art and her next project.

Meltzer "Lies" to Reveal Truth

Mon, September 15th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

On tour in support of his latest thriller, "The Book of Lies," novelist and comics scribe Brad Meltzer fights for Superman's legacy and teases his new TV show on a stop in MIchigan, and CBR News was there.

Reed on Reinventing Red Sonja

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

Hip deep in his first solo arc, "Red Sonja" writer Brian Reed catches up new readers on how death and resurrection has changed the She-Devil with a Sword, and teases the mystery of The Blood Dynasty.

Remender Reloads The Corps!

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

The toy military team gets an injection of grey morality with their Devil's Due comic book debut by Rick Remender and Michael Penick. CBR spoke with Remender about his ambitious plans for the title.

Marvel: Your Universe Panel Report

Mon, September 1st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

It's one last word from Fan Expo in Toronto as writer Dan Slott and the Marvel crew leads fans in a frank discussion on event fatigue, variant covers and Spider- Man riding in a pickup truck.

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