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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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.

"Sleepy Hollow's" Nicole Beharie Teases Sacrifices, 'Mad Hunt' of Season Finale

Mon, January 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Nicole Beharie discusses "Sleepy Hollow's" popularity and tonight's two-part season finale: "I don't think people will expect what we uncover."

Year of the Horse: Van Lente On "Project Black Sky," "Conan the Avenger" & More!

Fri, January 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fred Van Lente is making his 2014 more Dark Horse-ian with "Project Black Sky," a "Brain Boy" sequel, "Conan The Avenger" and creator-owned projects.

Fiffe Brings Teenage Action to "All-New Ultimates"

Thu, January 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Copra's" Michel Fiffe joins Marvel's Ultimate Universe and tells CBR how he and Amilcar Pinna are aiming for "the teen book to end all teen books."

Marc Guggenheim On "Arrow's" Heroic Journey, Slade Wilson's Vendetta & More

Wed, January 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marc Guggenheim explains how the journey from vigilante to hero gets more complicated as Slade Wilson sets his sights on "Arrow."

Loeb Adds Action & Blood To Marvel Knights' "Wolverine Vs. Sabretooth"

Tue, January 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jeph Loeb & Simone Bianchi's shocking "Wolverine" arc comes to life in a new Marvel Knights DVD and the writer tells CBR how it fits into the bigger animated picture.

After Star Wars, Dark Horse Declares The "Year of the Horse"

Fri, January 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of losing the Star Wars comics license, Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson & E-i-C Scott Allie declare 2014 the "Year of the Horse" as they expand and expound on Hellboy, Buffy, superheroes and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Millar Readies "Secret Service Vol 1: Kingsman" as Cameras Roll

Fri, January 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Mark Millar announces the collected edition of "The Secret Service" with Dave Gibbons will carry the name "Kingsman," as Matthew Vaughn preps the film.

Peter Milligan Unveils “All-New Doop”

Fri, January 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"X-Statix's" little green blob of mischief and mayhem returns to the Marvel U as co-creator Peter Milligan & David Lafuente unleash "All-New Doop" on Kitty Pryde.

EXCLUSIVE: Peel Back the Skin of "Afterlife With Archie+"

Thu, January 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Francesco Francavilla's horror hit gets a "plussed up" digital edition to let readers see how Jughead's flesh-eating reign began.

Kaare Andrews Trains For "Iron Fist: The Living Weapon"

Thu, January 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Spider-Man: Reign" writer/artist returns to Marvel for his first ongoing series -- a bloody Iron Fist epic returning Danny Rand to his Kung Fu origins.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Higgins Gets Personal With "Nightwing" & "Batman Beyond"

Tue, January 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kyle Higgins continues "Nightwing's" pre-"Forever Evil" adventures and brings Man-Bat to the non-New 52 Terry McGinnis in "Batman Beyond 2.0."

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Nick Spencer Hands Out "Demerits"

Tue, January 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

As "Morning Glories" continues its in-depth cast exploration, Nick Spencer looks at the familial revelations and surprise resurrections of the "Demerits" arc.

CBR's 10 Biggest News Stories of 2013

Mon, January 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With another newsworthy year complete, CBR looks back at the stories and trends that had the biggest impact on the comics industry in 2013.

Revisit CBR's Top Comics of 2013

Thu, January 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With 2013 over, take another look at the comics that conquered CBR's Top 100 of the Year list, from standout ongoings to all-ages affairs and original graphic novels.

Meltzer Remakes History in "Detective Comics" #27

Wed, January 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brad Meltzer discusses revisiting the very first Batman story with Bryan Hitch for the 75th-anniversary issue. Plus: an exclusive first look at Jim Lee's cover for "Detective Comics" #27.

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2013 - The Master List

Wed, January 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

From perennials like "Daredevil," "Batman" & "Saga" to acclaimed graphic novels including "March" & "The Property" to all-ages hits, CBR looks at the best of 2013.