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.

Holla.

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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"Teen Titans Go!" Cast Goes Crazy for the 100th Episode

Fri, July 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV

Tara Strong, Hynden Walch and Scott Menville revel in the Batman-mocking, pony-playing, waffle-chomping insanity of the hit series.

SDCC EXCLUSIVE: Archie's Dark Circle Introduces Teen Hero in "The Web"

Thu, July 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Crime writer Dave White and artist Szymon Kudranski recreate one of Archie's oldest heroes as a multi-ethnic cosplaying teen looking to clean up New Jersey.

Meltzer Brings Comic Style to Real World Thriller "The President's Shadow," Remixes Batman

Wed, June 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Brad Meltzer shares his storytelling secrets from hiding bodies in the White House Rose Garden to teaming up with Chip Kidd on Batman.

Stewart, Fletcher & Tarr on the Unbridled Fun of "Batgirl"

Wed, June 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with the creators behind DC Comics' breakout hit about shaking off the past and the new arc full of reinvented villains and fun twists.

Paul Levitz Talks Diversity, Surreality & Mythology in "Doctor Fate"

Tue, June 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In what he considers his best work in years, the former DC Comics publisher pushes past the Golden Age for a Ditko-esque and modern superhero tale.

From "The Fiction" To "The Tomorrows," Pires Uses Storytelling As An Otherworldly Weapon

Mon, June 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Curt Pires discusses his two new series that explore the surreal worlds we share through books and the nightmarish future created by corporate censorship.

REPORT: Spider-Man Casting Narrows To Two With Decision Imminent

Sun, June 14th, 2015 | Category: Film

A pair of actors have taken the lead in the race to be the next Spider-Man with a hero needed soon on the "Civil War" set.

"Jurassic World" Chomps Into "Age of Ultron's" Box Office Milestone

Sun, June 14th, 2015 | Category: Film

After a dynamite opening weekend, the return of the Jurassic Park franchise has netted the #2 opening of all time, barely behind the original "Avengers."

Tim Seeley Explains the Power of "The Art of He-Man"

Fri, June 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

A lifelong "Masters of the Universe" fan, Tim Seeley explains how the massive Dark Horse book reveals the strange history of He-Man.

"Suicide Squad" Breaks Rank With DC Films By Targeting Adults

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: Film

While most superhero movies cash in with action figures and birthday hats, David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" will make merchandise for the grown fan first.

20th Century Fox Would Rather You Forgot About Its Previous "Fantastic Four" Films

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: Film

The studio has pulled director Tim Story's two FF films from video services ahead of Josh Trank's reboot.

CBS Sets "Supergirl" Premier Date Alongside "The Big Bang Theory"

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: TV

This fall, the Girl of Steel will get an initial boost from the nerdverse of CBS' #1 comedy show before settling into a regular time slot.

COMIC REEL: "Jurassic World" & "Kingsman" Stars Make Theirs Marvel; "Fantastic Four" Goes FIFA

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Actors behind other major studio franchises throw their hats in for Captain Marvel and Wolverine, Fox's superheroes play soccer, and the Power Rangers cast young.

Warner Bros. Releases Synopsis For "Batman v Superman"

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: Film

The war between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel gets its first official description as Cavell and Affleck prep for a fight.

"iZombie" EP Rob Thomas Aims For Big Payoff In Season 1 Finale

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

The zombie mythology of The CW's hit takes over, as Thomas talks with CBR about Liv and company wrapping their first brain-eating year.

Conspiracy, Conflict & Secrets Fuel Rob Williams' "Martian Manhunter"

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The latest take on DC Comics' ultimate outsider mixes alien conspiracies, Justice League battles and strange new characters.

Adam Beechen On How "Robots In Disguise" Takes "Transformers" Into Animated Future

Thu, June 4th, 2015 | Category: TV

The head writer talks with SPINOFF about how the new animated chapter of the Autobot saga pushes Bumblebee from sidekick into leading-man territory.

Lee Bermejo Tests His Limits on "Suiciders" & "We Are... Robin"

Wed, June 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with the veteran artist about expanding his writing roles with a dystopian gladiator epic and an underground reinvention of DC's Robin.

Casey Jones & April O'Neil Go Undercover In Video From "TMNT 2" Set

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Film

Stephen Amell and Megan Fox are playing cops and robbers as part of their roles in the incoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sequel.

Marvel Recruits Teen Girl Scientists With "Ant-Man Micro-Tech Challenge"

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Film

Along with a wave of corporate sponsors, Marvel is looking for high school aged young women to pay their love of tiny scientific discovery forward in their communities.

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