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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Genevieve Valentine Whips Up Excitement in "Catwoman"

Thu, May 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The writer tells CBR a mob war, Spoiler's return and personal upheaval are all on the way in Selina Kyle's life as Queen of Gotham Crime.

The Flash and Supergirl Meet On Producer Greg Berlanti's "Variety" Cover

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

A team-up of actors Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist for their executive producer may be as close to a crossover as fans get for now.

DC Comics Incoming "Mystik U" Lands In October

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Alisa Kwitney and artist Mauricet's take on the young magic users of the DC Universe will hit stores in time for Halloween with familiar faces in tow.

Marvel Universe To Jump Forward Eight Months In Wake of "Secret Wars"

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

As new teams, worlds and villains return to the new Marvel Universe, the stories of the publisher's main titles will take a leap in time.

COMIC REEL: The Look of "Batman v Superman's" Lex Luthor; Black Panther's Road To "Civil War"

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Film

Rumor has a comic book look for Jesse Eisenberg in Zack Snyder's team-up film, and a deadly Marvel U conflict makes Black Panther a part of "Civil War."

"San Andreas" Director Explains Fate of "Lobo" Movie

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Film

The movie version of DC Comics' Main Man set to star The Rock was apparently sacrificed at the alter of the new DC Film Universe.

"Agents of SHIELD" Finale Recap: Save Our Show

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

An overstuffed finale makes an argument for why Marvel should stick with its network spy drama another year. ABC bought the argument. Will fans?

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Continues "2nd Greatest" Pace At Weekend Box Office

Sun, May 10th, 2015 | Category: Film

Marvel Studios' latest picture continued to control the U.S. box office in its second weekend, remaining #2 all-time to its Joss Whedon forerunner.

Fox Orders "Minority Report" For Fall Season

Sat, May 9th, 2015 | Category: TV

The continuation of the Stephen Spielberg/Tom Cruise vehicle gets a season order to anchor the network's new fall slate.

Stephen Amell Pitches An "Arrow" Crossover To #SaveConstantine

Sat, May 9th, 2015 | Category: TV

With fans dedicated to keeping the supernatural DC show alive, the "Arrow" star offers his bow to the cause to save "Constantine."

COMIC REEL: "Apocalypse" Xavier Goes Bald; Behind The Scenes of "Age of Ultron"

Sat, May 9th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"X-Men: Apocalypse" shaves up for battle, "The Flash" finale gets a Roguish trailer and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" peels back the curtain.

EXCLUSIVE: "Chrononauts" Goes "Lethal Weapon" In Murphy's Latest Variant

Fri, May 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

For next week's "Chrononauts" #3, artist Sean Murphy's variant channels "Lethal Weapon 2" for his and Mark Millar's time travel buddy epic.

"Grayson" Co-Writer Makes Complicated Killers of DC Comics' "Omega Men"

Fri, May 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

From the murder of Kyle Rayner to a rebellious battle for the DC cosmos, Tom King has a one-year epic planned for "The Omega Men."

"Agents of SHIELD" Recap: The Age of Inhumans Leaves "Scars"

Wed, May 6th, 2015 | Category: TV

With "Age of Ultron" in the rear view, the show can finally start building up its own major conflict, but not without a few stumbles along the way.

"Gotham" Finale Recap: All-Out Bore

Mon, May 4th, 2015 | Category: TV

Despite loads of violence and a smattering of "shocking" moments, the end of "Gotham" falls flat with endlessly predictable outcomes.

Snyder & Capullo Tease Future Of Bat Family With #BatmanChat

Sun, May 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

New roles for Alfred, Cassandra Cain and more follow "Endgame" as the "Batman" creators plot their future with the franchise.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Conquers U.S. Box Office With $187.7 Million But Can't Beat Original

Sun, May 3rd, 2015 | Category: Film

The opening makes Joss Whedon's film the #2 domestic opening of all time behind the original "Avengers" film.

"Arkham Knight" Continues To Expand With Batgirl, Nightwing & More In Season Pass

Sun, May 3rd, 2015 | Category: Video Games

Beyond the finish of Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy awaits new features and characters for those paying for a little more.

After $84.5 Million Opening Day, Can "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Break Records?

Sat, May 2nd, 2015 | Category: Film

Joss Whedon's superhero sequel is off to a strong start, but will it be enough to beat the original's stellar box office performance?

COMIC REEL: Spoilery Talk Surrounds "Age of Ultron" & "The Flash" Speeds Towards Spinoff

Sat, May 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

What do the stars of the latest Avengers film have to say about its biggest reveals? Who will appear on the "Flash" finale? And when will Stan Lee pop up next?