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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Yang & Pham "Level Up" Their Comics

Fri, January 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The creators behind the acclaimed YA graphic novel "Level Up," Gene Yang and Thien Pham pit video games against medical school, discuss the secrets of Pac-Man and debate their own comics collaboration as well as Tiger Mother parenting.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Fialkov Takes "I, Vampire" To Gotham

Tue, January 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The war that's been simmering in the pages of "I, Vampire" hits Batman's world in a big way as Joshua Fialkov tells THE BAT SIGNAL what the Dark Knight is ill-prepared for, how Justice League Dark will factor in and more.

Jeffrey Brown Brings "Save The Date" To Sundance

Mon, January 23rd, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

The cartoonist behind acclaimed autobiographical and satirical comics turns his talent to film, writing the screenplay for the wedding dramedy "Save The Date" starring Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie which debuts this week at Sundance.

UPDATED: DC Entertainment Unveils New "Secret Identity" Logo(s)

Thu, January 19th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

After a week of fan debate and controversy, DC Entertainment has officially unveiled its new logo, designed to adapt to various themes and mediums and set to debut on DC Comics' March issues. UPDATED with new art.

EXCLUSIVE: "America's Got Powers" Does Double Duty In April

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The new Image series from Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch will ship both its first and second issue this April with variants from Dave Gibbons and Leinil Yu. CBR has the exclusive "America's Got Powers" scoop.

MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Spinning Off "Nemesis 2" & "Hit-Girl"

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

2012 holds sequels and prequels for some of Mark Millar's biggest hits as the writer shares a look at the next phase of uber-villain Nemesis and the secret history of Hit-Girl's final mission with loads of exclusive art.

MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Millar & Quitely Create "Jupiter's Children"

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The superhero epic Mark Millar calls "my Star Wars" has a name as superstar artist Frank Quitely shares the first image from "Jupiter's Children."

MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Inside "The Secret Service"

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar reveals the origins of cooking up the superspy story at the heart of Millarworld's "The Secret Service" with Matthew Vaughn as Dave Gibbons shows off color art from the project in a CBR exclusive.

MILLARWORLD WEEK: Mark Millar's Master Plan

Mon, January 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With five new series, his first film production, a new phase for "CLiNT" magazine in the wings and more, Mark Millar and his all-star collaborators are looking to carve their creator-owned corner of the industry in 2012.

MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: "Supercrooks" Preview

Mon, January 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu kick off a week of exclusive MillarWorld previews and news, revealing the opening of their heist comic "Supercrooks" as well as details of the series' cast and movie.

MorrisonCon Celebrates Grant Morrison in 2012

Fri, January 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind hits from "All-Star Superman" to "The Invisibles," Grant Morrison being honored with his own comic convention, though scant details yet exist for the 2012 MorrisonCon.

Johns & Ha Build The Modern "Justice League"

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With a new arc starting in "Justice League" #7, Geoff Johns and Gene Ha discuss team dynamics in the current DCU, hint at a new villain who attacks the core of the characters and discuss more about the industry's #1 title.

CHEW ON THIS: Back In Action With "Major League Chew"

Thu, January 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman returns to CBR to reveal the secrets of "Chew" from the prognosticating powers that impacted Tony Chu's family on through the current murderous arc of baseball hijinx and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Ross & Hitch Talk "America's Got Powers"

Tue, January 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

From the origins of their new Image series to the fuel of the darker side of reality TV and superheroes, Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch describe the story behind "America's Got Powers" while sharing a look at issue #1.

Revisit CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2011

Mon, January 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

From the stunning superhero debuts of the year to the introspective graphic novels and from the most compelling print releases to the future of digital, CBR offers one last look at the 100 very best comics of 2011.

EXCLUSIVE: Ross & Hitch Launch "America's Got Powers" At Image In April

Mon, January 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

UK celeb comics scribe Jonathan Ross and superstar artist Bryan Hitch will bring their first collaboration to Image in April as "America's Got Powers" mixes superheroes and reality competition.

Jamal Igle Wraps DC Exclusive

Mon, January 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A longtime fixture of DC Comics titles including "Supergirl" and the recently relaunched "The Ray," artist Jamal Igle has announced the end of his DC exclusive while looking ahead to new work elsewhere.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Burnham Gets Detailed On "Batman Incorporated"

Thu, December 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News' THE BAT SIGNAL looks into the grand finale of "Batman Incorporated's" first volume as artist Chris Burnham goes into detail on "Leviathan Strikes!" while teasing what's next for Grant Morrison's story.

Johns Wills Sinestro Power As "Green Lantern"

Thu, December 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The relaunch of DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns' longest running title has brought a villain back from the dark side, and the writer tells CBR why Sinestro will stay a Green Lantern, clash with Hal Jordan and uncover the Indigo Tribe's secrets.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Scott Snyder Explores "Batman's" History

Wed, December 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From Owlman's early days to the secrets of Bruce Wayne's parents, the long history of the "Batman" title holds sway as writer Scott Snyder makes his way through a year-long arc focusing on the Court of Owls.