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 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.


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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WATCHING BLACK SKY: Williamson, Van Lente & Fialkov Prep "A Better Tomorrow"

Tue, March 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Project Black Sky writers reveal the next phase of Dark Horse's superhero universe, with crossovers and deaths, plus an exclusive look at PBS' June solicits.

Frank Barbiere on the Sci-Fi Spin of "Solar: Man of the Atom"

Mon, March 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Five Ghosts" & "White Suits" writer Frank Barbiere opens the next phase of Dynamite's Gold Key relaunch with a family man gifted with godlike sci-fi powers.

EXCLUSIVE: Millar Taps Travis Charest For "Starlight" #4

Fri, March 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar signs acclaimed artist Travis Charest for a "Starlight" variant and discusses his and Goran Parlov's sci-fi series' road to Hollywood.

EXCLUSIVE: Mignola Welcomes New Writers To "Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland"

Fri, March 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Novelist Kim Newman and comics writer Maura McHugh will join Mike Mignola for the latest "Witchfinder" series, explaining the Victorian mysteries ahead.

Aguirre-Sacasa Goes Inside "Afterlife With Archie's" Brutal Turn

Thu, March 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

New Archie Comics CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa explains how he and Francesco Francavilla shaped the traumatizing scene in this week's "Afterlife With Archie" #4.

Archie Andrews Hits Gruesome Point of No Return In "Afterlife" #4 [SPOILERS]

Wed, March 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Riverdale's population decreases by one in a shocking turn for Aguirre-Sacasa and Francavilla's "Afterlife With Archie" #4.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Higgins Strikes With "Secret Origins," "Batman: Eternal" & "Batman Beyond"

Thu, February 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With a new origin for Robin, a major role in "Batman: Eternal" & a Justice Lords crossover in "Batman Beyond," Kyle Higgins expands his reach into Batman's world.

Matthew Rhys Goes Deep Undercover For "The Americans" Season 2

Wed, February 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The star of FX's Cold War spy drama tells SPINOFF what viewers can expect from the second season, and talks about his character's many wigs.

Barbiere Talks "The White Suits," "Blackout" & Avoiding Genre Typecasting

Fri, February 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Barbiere resurrects cold war hitmen in the creator-owned "The White Suits" and preps "Blackout's" superhero future, all while avoiding writer typecasting.

YEAR OF THE HORSE: A Recommitment To Creator-Owned Comics

Thu, February 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Publisher Mike Richardson wraps our look inside Dark Horse's 2014 slate, emphasizing his commitment to expanding creator-owned comics in the coming year.

Archie Redesigns "Sonic The Hedgehog"

Mon, February 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

After 20 years, Archie's Sonic & friends gets a video game-inspired facelift. Writer Ian Flynn and editor Paul Kaminski detail the future of the franchise.

EXCLUSIVE: Kyle Baker Covers "Kick-Ass 3" #7

Fri, February 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

For the penultimate issue of Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.'s "Kick-Ass 3," acclaimed artist Kyle Baker gives Hit-Girl one last kill.

WATCHING BLACK SKY: Swierczynski Builds The World of "X"

Thu, February 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has an exclusive look at Dark Horse's Project Black Sky solicits for May as Duane Swierczynski talks reviving a classic "X" villain and telling the vigilante's origin.

Van Lente Punches Up "Magnus: Robot Fighter"

Fri, January 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fred Van Lente looks at what makes humans real with the sci-fi action epic of Dynamite's upcoming "Magnus: Robot Fighter."

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Returns -- With Casey Jones

Fri, January 31st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Nickelodeon's "Ninja Turtles" returns with a masked Casey Jones, and Rob Paulson, Greg Cipes and Hoon Lee reflect on the franchise's success.

EXCLUSIVE: Millar Unveils Millarworld From "MPH" To Hitch & Murphy

Thu, January 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With the "Kick-Ass 3" finale opening up his new fictional universe, Mark Millar shares exclusive art from his Millarworld books including "MPH" & teasers for projects with Bryan Hitch and Sean Murphy.

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Millar Rockets To "Starlight"

Wed, January 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar teams with Goran Parlov for the story of a retired retro space hero with a second chance on life - and Hollywood is already calling.

"Arrow's" Colton Haynes Trains For New DC Guest Stars

Wed, January 29th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Tonight, "Arrow" begins training Roy Harper for his superhero destiny, and actor Colton Haynes explains why it's all prelude to more DC Universe guest stars.

YEAR OF THE HORSE: Richardson & Stradley Launch New Worlds in 2014

Tue, January 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Richardson & Randy Stradley reveal Dark Horse's "The Star Wars" deluxe collection, a returning "King Tiger," "Aliens" plans and more!

EXCLUSIVE: Archie Readies The Debut of "Mega Man X"

Fri, January 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ian Flynn and Paul Kaminski show off an exclusive early look at "Mega Man X," Archie's take on the popular gaming franchise.