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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NYCC EXCL: Jughead Brings "Grill of Thrones" To "Life With Archie"

Tue, October 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In an exclusive variant cover reveal, artist Mike Norton makes Jughead one stark burgermeister in a "Grill of Thrones" parody cover debuting at New York Comic Con as a new poster.

Matt Kindt Rides "Frankenstein" Into "Rotworld"

Mon, October 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Matt Kindt is making his way into his first crossover as "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." cuts its way into "Rotworld" for an arc of Kirby-inspired mayhem, and the writer discusses learning the superhero ropes.

Archaia's New President Moves Company Forward After Rough Year

Fri, October 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

After a year of behind the scenes problems which resulted in a months-long break in publishing, Archaia has named co-owner Jack Cummins President & COO. He tells CBR how business will soldier on this fall.

"AvX" Tops DC Comics' Zero Month-Heavy September Sales Chart

Fri, October 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

While Marvel Comics' current event remained the chart topper for comic shops in September, "Avengers Vs. X-Men" was the only book in the top ten not linked to DC's New 52 #0 initiative as DC led overall sales for the month.

Kirkman Prepares "The Walking Dead" For Season 3 & NYCC

Thu, October 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Gearing up to unveil the new season of his hit AMC TV series, Robert Kirkman tells CBR about life in the prison, the loss of Rick's leadership in the Image comics and his plans for New York Comic Con.

EXCLUSIVE: Gillen & McKelvie Tease "Amateurs" for Marvel NOW!

Thu, October 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The latest teaser for Marvel's incoming relaunch has "Phonogram" creative team Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie matching up for a youth-focused series that looks to include Kid Loki and the Young Avengers.

EXCLUSIVE: Garth Ennis on "The Boys'" Penultimate Issue Shocker

Wed, October 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With only two issues left, writer Garth Ennis is pulling out all the stops for his Dynamite Entertainment series "The Boys." Today, he shares the spoiler-filled story behind #71's shock ending exclusively with CBR.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Spencer & Rossmo's NYCC "Bedlam" Variant

Tue, October 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Thanks to Image Comics, CBR readers can get an exclusive advance look at the New York Comic Con variant cover for Nick Spencer & Riley Rossmo's Halloween-debuting book "Bedlam."

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Angel & Faith's Family Reunion

Tue, October 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

From the return of Willow and her quest for magic to the reappearance of the "Angel" TV cast, Christos Gage opens up on how reuniting players from Joss Whedon's Buffy-verse drives Dark Horse's "Season 9" forward in many ways.

Todd McFarlane Sues Al Simmons Over "Spawn" Biography

Mon, October 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a legal case that stretches the boundaries of fiction and reality, "Spawn" creator Todd McFarlane is suing former employee and often-cited inspiration for the character Al Simmons over the details in a biography published this year.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Capullo's "Death of The Family" Die-Cut Covers

Mon, October 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

From his core "Batman" title on through to Bat Family series like "Batgirl," "Nightwing" and more, CBR has an exclusive first look at Greg Capullo's Joker-ific die-cut covers for the "Death of The Family" event.

McCann Peels Back The Mysteries Of "Mind The Gap"

Fri, September 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With this week's "Mind The Gap" #5, Jim McCann and Rodin Esquejo made a major revelation into the power behind Elle's coma, but as the writer explains, it only opens new questions for the Image ongoing series.

EXCLUSIVE: Bill Sienkiewicz's "Hit-Girl" #5 Variant Recalls "Elektra: Assassin"

Thu, September 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ahead of the series finale of Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr's "Kick-Ass" spinoff, Icon shares with CBR an exclusive first look at "Hit-Girl's" final bloody variant by the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz.

Greg Weisman Brings Big Plans To "Young Justice: Invasion"

Wed, September 26th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

The executive producer of Cartoon Network's DC Nation hit "Young Justice," Greg Weisman discusses his plans for the "Invasion" series from Roy Harper's return to the possibility of the New Gods, and CBR has two exclusive new clips.

Saying Goodbye To "The Boys" with Garth Ennis, Part 2

Wed, September 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Garth Ennis returns to look at some of the more heartfelt and shocking aspects of The Boys," including life with Annie January, the impact of 9/11, the contributions of artists like Darick Robertson and Russ Braun and more.

Marvel's All-Ages Titles Expand From "Ultimate" Cartoons to "Mighty" Creators

Wed, September 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With Marvel's all-ages titles shifting to match the "Ultimate Spider-Man" & "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" cartoons, Editor Tom Brennan explains how he and his creators keep a comics focus first.

Saying Goodbye To "The Boys" with Garth Ennis, Part 1

Tue, September 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With two issues left, Garth Ennis' "The Boys" is wrapping an acclaimed run full of sex, lies and superheroes. CBR kicks off a major celebration of the series by talking to the writer about its origins and mainstream contempt.

Matt Wagner Hunts "Legendary" Demons With "The Tower Chronicles"

Fri, September 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writing the first long form graphic narrative for Legendary Comics, Matt Wagner promises "The Tower Chronicles" will mix mythological ghouls, Simon Bisley interiors and human mysteries for much more than a movie pitch.

EXCLUSIVE: Fiona Staples Covers "New Crusaders" #6

Thu, September 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As the young superhero team from Archie Comics' Red Circle line makes its way through their first mission, the publisher has tapped "Saga" artist Fiona Staples for a blazing new variant for December's "New Crusaders" #6.


Thu, September 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a two-for-one edition of CBR's continued exploration of "Morning Glories," Nick Spencer explains the murderous twist of #20's sibling rivalry and the origins of the truant students kicking off #21's new arc.