Kiel Phegley

Staff Writer
Chicago, IL
Flint, MI

What it is. My name is Kiel, former News Editor of CBR, now staff writer and teacher.

Before I worked for CBR, I was a staff writer at something called Wizard Magazine that used to be around comic shops and stuff.

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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"Gotham" Recap: Two Villains Emerge As Gordon Hunts "Everyone's Cobblepot"

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

Ahead of a one-month break, "Gotham" delivers two bad guys with long term potential and hateful, horrific methodology.

"Blade Runner" Sequel Finds Its Director In "Prisoners" Denis Villeneuve

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

With a director in place, filming can move forward on the Harrison Ford-starring, Ridley Scott-produced sequel.

"Teen Titans Go!" Producer Revels in Stupidity of "Young Justice" Crossover

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

Executive Producer Michael Jelenic explains how deadline crunches and Internet hate led to a completely stupid DC crossover that's actually "Serious Business."

DC's Lead "Convergence" Writer Shares Secrets of the Multiverse Mash-Up

Wed, February 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff King discusses how "Multiversity," "Crisis" and more play into his event series as DC Comics' heroes step into the Multiverse's final battle.

Disney's Animated Hit Continues With Trailer For "Frozen Fever"

Wed, February 25th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

The music and magic of Disney’s mega-hit return along with a birthday surprise in the first look at the animated short.

Jeff Parker Goes Old School in "Convergence" with "Hawkman" & "Shazam"

Wed, February 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Parker discusses his "Convergence" books with CBR, employing forgotten events, Jack Kirby deep cuts, CC Beck homages and more classic DC nods.

The War For Gotham Begins In New "Batman: Arkham Knight" Trailer

Wed, February 25th, 2015 | Category: Video Games

The latest installment of the bestselling video game franchise sees the Dark Knight take on a mysterious new villain.

"Agent Carter" Recap: "Valediction" Is Not Quite Validating

Wed, February 25th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

By focusing on the legacy of Captain America over its more progressive plot points, "Agent Carter’s" finale falters even as the show remains a success overall.

EXCLUSIVE: Young Justice Arrives in "Very Serious" "Teen Titans Go!" Clip

Tue, February 24th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

The cast of the fan-favorite DC show crash land into the ridiculous world of "Teen Titans Go!" in an exclusive new clip.

"Gotham" Recap: "Red Hood" Delivers Eye-Popping Madness At Last

Tue, February 24th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

An anarchic tease pointing to an eventual Joker, a shocking turn at Wayne Manor and a gonzo gruesome surprise add up to one of "Gotham's" best yet.

Calista Flockhart Joins CBS' "Supergirl" As Famed Metropolis Character

Mon, February 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The actress will reteam with her "Brothers & Sisters" producer Greg Berlanti to play a major Superman comics character.

"Secret Wars" Brings Multiple Thundergods In Aaron & Sprouse's "Thors"

Mon, February 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Thors of multiple worlds will team up for an investigation into the heart of "Secret Wars'" Battleworld in the latest event series.

Levitz Returns to "Crisis on Infinite Earths" for "Convergence: World's Finest"

Mon, February 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

From the Seven Soldiers of Victory to "Crisis On Infinite Earths" and beyond, some of the weirdest bits of DC history collide in Paul Levitz's new miniseries.

Donald Glover Weighs In On His Sony/Marvel Spider-Man Potential

Mon, February 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

The fan-favorite actor and voice of the animated Miles Morales speaks to the possibility of being Marvel Studios' next Spider-Man.

The Marvel Universe Brawls In "Mighty Marvel Heroes" Mobile Game

Mon, February 23rd, 2015 | Category: Video Games

A new iOS and Android platform brawler lets faces from across the Marvel U duke it out, giving fans a chance to vote for a free Hulk or Rocket Raccoon character.

Hugh Jackman Wants To Play Wolverine Until He Dies

Sun, February 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

With two more outings as the man called Logan on tap, Hugh Jackman now hopes to extend his Wolverine run beyond "X-Men: Apocalypse" and his next solo film.

Dark Horse Shifts Three Creator-Owned Series To Digital-To-Print Model

Sun, February 22nd, 2015 | Category: Digital Comics

Donny Cates' "The Ghost Fleet," Fred Van Lente's "Resurrectionists" and Tim Seeley's "Sundowners" will all move online before getting print graphic novels.

300 Days From "The Force Awakens," Star Wars Courts Japanese Fans

Sun, February 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

With less than a year before its release, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" earns an international debut with a recut Japanese teaser trailer and more.

Stan Lee Sketches Spider-Man For Young Autistic Fan

Sun, February 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

A story in the New York Times, a helpful neighbor and a cross-country package coaxed a rare piece of art from the legendary Marvel writer.

Gal Gadot Eyes Greg Mottola Comedy After "Wonder Woman" Films This Fall

Sat, February 21st, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

The action star is looking to switch things up after becoming the Amazonian Princess in a film co-starring Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher and Jon Hamm.