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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Ales Kot's "Secret Avengers" Unveils M.O.D.O.K., "MA.I.M.s" Mockingbird

Mon, December 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Ales Kot uncovers M.O.D.O.K.'s past and threatens Mockingbird's future in the final arc of "Secret Avengers'" current run. Plus, exclusive art!

Ellis, Shalvey & Bellaire Put A New Face On "Moon Knight"

Wed, December 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Declan Shalvey and Steve Wacker explain how Warren Ellis' scripts, Jordie Bellaire's colors and a slick new look define a different "Moon Knight."

CBR's Black Friday Holiday Gift Guide

Fri, November 29th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Get your holiday shopping started with CBR's guide to the big deals, the best graphic novels and the raddest DVDs to share this season. UPDATED with new sales info.

Rob Williams Declares "The Royals: Masters of War"

Fri, November 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"2000 A.D." creators Rob Williams & Simon Coleby make their Vertigo debut with "The Royals," a superpowered monarchy set against the backdrop of World War II.

Scott Snyder Links "Superman Unchained" Plots Together

Tue, November 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Scott Snyder explains how the entire Superman cast plays a part in "Unchained" and why Wraith is a villain to be reckoned with.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Mike Marts Celebrates "Detective Comics" #27

Mon, November 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Mike Marts explains how Brad Meltzer's origin, Snyder & Murphy's future Robin and Frank Miller all play a role in "Detective Comics" #27.

Guggenheim Challenges The Riddler, Readers In "Legends of the Dark Knight"

Mon, November 18th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Marc Guggenheim writes a Riddler story filled with interactive clues for fans and a special challenge - plus exclusive art - for CBR readers.

Summer Glau Goes Corporate On "Arrow"

Wed, November 13th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Having traded in her kung-fu kicks for boardroom battles as Isabel Rochev, Summer Glau talks about the big "Arrow" twists which lie ahead.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Scott Snyder Blacks Out "Zero Year"

Wed, November 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder explains how "Batman" adapts to "Zero Year" with a new Batmobile, a new mission and a gruesome murder mystery on his hands.

EXCLUSIVE: Quesada Details "Miracleman's" Marvel-ous Return

Wed, November 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Quesada explains why it took so long for "Miracleman" to return, when new material will hit and why the "Marvelman" name was set aside.

UNMASKING ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: Steven Weber On The Goblin's Finale

Fri, November 8th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Steven Weber explains how the hubris of Norman Osborn and Iron Patriot led to the climatic showdown on "Ultimate Spider-Man's" season finale.

EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Takes Wagner & Bisley's "Tower Chronicles" Monthly

Wed, November 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary Comics' demon-hunting "Tower Chronicles," by Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley, goes monthly in April. CBR has an exclusive first look.

EXCLUSIVE: Fantagraphics Launches $150K Kickstarter to Fund 2014 Season

Tue, November 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Publisher Gary Groth explains how and why Fantagraphics has turned to Kickstarter to fund its 2014 Spring/Summer Season.

Emily Bett Rickards Brings Personality To "Arrow's" Felicity Smoak

Wed, October 30th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Emily Bett Rickards recalls her history as "Arrow's" breakout character Felicity Smoak and her part in bringing together Season 2's DCU guest stars.

"The Tomorrow People's" Luke Mitchell Unlocks the Mysteries of Ultra

Wed, October 30th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"The Tomorrow People" star Luke Mitchell spoke with SPINOFF about the revelations coming up on tonight's episode of The CW drama.

EXCLUSIVE: Greg Rucka Sees Past Horror's "Veil"

Mon, October 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Not quite horror, not quite mystery, unlike anything he's done before, Greg Rucka talks about his new series "Veil" and how its protagonist will change readers' perceptions.

Michael Jai White Becomes "Arrow's" Bronze Tiger

Wed, October 16th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Spawn" and "Dark Knight" actor Michael Jai White returns to superheroes as "Arrow's" Bronze Tiger, joining Oliver Queen's street level war on crime.

Inside The Marvel/Disney Team-Up "Seekers of the Weird"

Wed, October 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Brandon Seifert and Editor Bill Rosemann open up a lost theme park attraction in "Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird," exploring the origin of the wild ride.

NYCC: Kot & Brown Prep "Iron Patriot" Ongoing

Sun, October 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes takes on the "Iron Patriot" armor of Norman Osborn for a new series from Ales Kot and Garry Brown. The writer explains how domestic terrorism and a nihilistic threat impact the military hero.

NYCC: Al Ewing Recruits "Loki: Agent of Asgard"

Sat, October 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In a new series from "Mighty Avengers" writer Al Ewing and artist Lee Garbett, the formerly kid Loki grows up and becomes an "Agent of Asgard" as high espionage mixes with godly mischief to reveal a murdered Thor.