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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Guggenheim Promises New Saga, Returning Villains In "Arrow Season 2.5"

Wed, September 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Arrow" EP Marc Guggenheim explains how the digital tie-in to the hit TV series will resurrect some bad blood as the story races toward the S3 premiere.

Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Reignite "Bourne" Franchise At Universal

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The star of the original Bourne trilogy is in talks to return to the franchise alongside the "Captain Phillips" director as more Jeremy Renner films also wait in the wings.

Katniss Strikes Back in Official "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" Trailer

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The penultimate chapter of the "Hunger Games" saga sees Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss prepare for all-out war to save Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta.

CBR TV: Tarr & Fletcher on the Surprising Reception to "Batgirl"

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Babs Tarr and co-writer Brenden Fletcher talk about fan reaction to their "Batgirl" run, its connection to "Gotham Academy" and more.

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Teases Shadowy Premiere

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The rogue agents of Marvel's ongoing TV drama are headed into dark territory as the company releases the official info on Season 2's premiere.

"The Walking Dead" Take Torturous Turn In New Trailer

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Rick Grimes and company are in for some punishment as "The Walking Dead" prepares for Season 5 with a new trailer.

Robert Downey, Jr. Claims No Plans For "Iron Man 4"

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Despite previous interest in returning to a Tony Stark solo vehicle, the actor claims no plans are in the offing for more Iron Man.

Ventimiglia, Holt & More Join Donald Glover On "Ultimate Spider-Man"

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The Disney show's upcoming "Spider-Verse" event tie-in will include a Noir, Spider-Girl and Spider-Ham variations on the hero.

"Guardians" Takes Labor Day Box Office To Become 2014's Highest Grossing Movie

Sun, August 31st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The Marvel Studios hit continues to prove a bright spot in a weak summer as Pierce Brosnan's "November Man" falters.

Michael Uslan Spends A Year Traveling With "Betty & Veronica"

Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Film producer and "Archie Marries" mastermind Michael Uslan sends Betty and Veronica around the world to shake up life in Riverdale.

UPDATED: Josh Trank's "FF" Twitter Conversation Revealed to be Hoax

Sun, August 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Tweets from someone claiming to be "Fantastic Four" director Josh Trank over the weekend have been revealed as fake, the account deleted.

CBR TV: Becky Cloonan on the Broad Appeal of "Gotham Academy"

Tue, August 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Becky Cloonan spoke with CBR about writing for other artists, her Image series "Southern Cross" and the gateway drug that is "Gotham Academy."

Amell, Kreisberg & More on How "Arrow" Continues to Grow the DC Universe

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Arrow" continues to expand the DC TV world with characters like Ray Palmer and Ra's Al Ghul joining the hit drama while testing its namesake hero and his allies.

SDCC: Spotlight On "Street Angel" Creator Jim Rugg

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The design-heavy work of indie cartoonist Jim Rugg takes the stage from "Street Angel" to "Afrodisiac" to his next big project.

SDCC: Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A lineup including Axel Alonso, Sam Humphries and Kris Anka explain what it takes not only to make a career in comics but also keep it going long term.

SDCC: Fans, Friends and Family Remember Bill Finger

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Batman creators from Denny O'Neil to Michael Uslan joined biographer Marc Tyler Nobleman and the family of Bill Finger to celebrate the legendary writer.

Ed Brubaker On Horror, Jealousy And "Fatale's" Finale

Mon, August 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker discusses the lessons he learned from the horror noir "Fatale" before he and co-creator head to "The Fade Out."

Paramount Greenlights "Ninja Turtles 2" After $65 Million Weekend

Sun, August 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Michael Bay, the screenwriters and the cast of "Ninja Turtles" will return for another outing in 2016.

"Ninja Turtles" Exceeds Box Office Expectations On Way To $65 Million Weekend

Sat, August 9th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With over $25 million box office on Friday, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is looking for success in the face of poor reviews.

Clancy Brown Joins "The Flash" Cast As DC Villain The General

Sat, August 9th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The hulking Justice League villain will get a go at Barry Allen this fall thanks to genre and comic acting veteran Clancy Brown.