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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"Penny Dreadful" Promises "A Curse and A Blessing" in Season 2 Teaser

Fri, December 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Eva Green narrates a bloody new look at the second season of Showtime’s Victorian horror series focusing on classic monsters of literature.

Detroit Fanfare Convention Shutters, Citing Hotel Troubles & Media Competition

Fri, December 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Citing the difficulty running a comics-only con, Detroit Fanfare has cancelled its 2015 show and subsequent plans.

Marvel Ruled the 2014 Comic Book Box Office

Fri, December 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Guardians of the Galaxy" led Marvel's box office dominance this year, but the full story of 2014's comic book films shows a changing Hollywood landscape.

"The Interview" To Receive Limited Release On Christmas

Tue, December 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The Seth Rogen/James Franco North Korea comedy will debut thanks to indie theaters like Alamo Drafthouse and as a VOD offering.

Dean Haspiel Gets Villainous For Dark Circle's "Fox Hunt"

Tue, December 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist will put the Fox through the wringer, letting loose a bevy of supervillains on the Dark Circle hero's family.

EXCLUSIVE: Francis Manapul's Speedy Take On DC's Essentials

Mon, December 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

For their latest graphic novel promotional, DC tapped "Flash" artist Francis Manapul for a speed reading take on the DCU.

Marvel Casts Mike Colter As Luke Cage

Mon, December 22nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Mike Colter has been cast as Hero For Hire Luke Cage, who will jump from "AKA Jessica Jones" to his own Netflix TV series.

Gunn Reveals How An "Avengers 2" Snub Brought Back Howard The Duck

Mon, December 22nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The finale of "Guardians of the Galaxy" wasn't always meant to feature Marvel's sardonic duck.

"Agents of SHIELD" Recap: "What They Become"

Wed, December 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The midseason finale does what every comic fan expected for Skye and company, and that means an anticlimactic finish for what's been a mostly Marvelous season.

Ron Marz Creates An Archvillain For "John Carter"

Tue, December 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ron Marz discusses the new ideas and new threats arriving to the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs in Dynamite's relaunched "Warlord of Mars."

"Agents of SHIELD" Recap: "Ye Who Enter Here"

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Easter egg clues to the Kree's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are only the icing on a tense episode that sets up the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." winter finale.

Cullen Bunn Cuts Deeper for "Brides of Helheim"

Fri, November 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The story of an undead Viking continues, as the truly evil face behind the witches who raised him from the grave leads to more gory action.

CBR's Black Friday Comics Gift Guide

Fri, November 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Check in on some of the biggest online sales and get gift ideas for the hardcore fans or comics inexperienced people in your family.

"Gotham" Recap: Characters Collide in "LoveCraft"

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As Alfred gets his hands dirty and Ivy reemerges, the Fox drama brings its cast together for a fall finale that’s thin on real development.

Parker Socks "Batman '66" With More Villains, and More Batgirl

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

As the Adam West-inspired digital series moves forward, Jeff Parker has plans for more foes unseen on TV and solo Batgirl stories.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 10: Christos Gage's "Return To Sunnydale"

Fri, November 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

From the gang's reversion to their high school selves to the return of a dead Scooby, Joss Whedon's latest Buffy Season resets the clock in twisted fashion.

"Agents of SHIELD" Recap: "The Things We Bury"

Wed, November 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A largely boilerplate episode finishes in strong form as the secret origin of Daniel Whitehall reveals new wrinkles in Season 2's story arc.

Greg Finley's Girder Attempts to Terminate The CW's "Flash"

Tue, November 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The young actor discusses bringing the Geoff Johns-created villain to life as an unstoppable, T-1000 style rage machine.

"Gotham" Recap: Unmasking "Harvey Dent"

Tue, November 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A strong debut from the future villain and a surprisingly fun police plot still can't shake the drama's two-faced nature.

Christoph Waltz To Clash With Daniel Craig In Bond 24

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The "Inglourious Basterds" alum will play a mysterious role in Sam Mendes' "Skyfall" follow up.