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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EXCLUSIVE: "New Crusaders" Strike Back In "Dark Tomorrow" Variants

Thu, January 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This spring, Red Circle's "New Crusaders" series sets down a new path with the "Dark Tomorrow" story, and Archie Comics shared exclusive variants from Ben Bates and Phil Jimenez.

Warner Bros. Settles Half of "Smallville" Lawsuit

Thu, January 3rd, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

Tollin/Robbins Productions, who helped bring "Smallville" to the small screen, have settled out of court with Warner Bros. on a licensing disagreement as original show developers march on.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Hurwitz & Van Sciver Get Scary With "Dark Knight"

Wed, January 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With their first arc as collaborators, "Batman: The Dark Knight" team of Gregg Hurwitz and Ethan Van Sciver plan on a "Timothy Leary Meets Charles Manson" version of Mad Hatter and twisted fun with Catwoman.

Revisit CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2012

Wed, January 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With 2012 over, take another look at the insanely-strong group of comics that conquered CBR's Top 100 of the Year list, from creator-owned hits that dominated to the superhero titles that rose above and much more.

CBR's Top News Stories of 2012

Mon, December 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

From the absolute heights reached by creators and comics across the year to the dregs of the industry's worst facets, CBR News counts down the ten most talked about topics of 2012 with a look at the top news stories of the year.

Commentary Track: Paul Pelletier On "Aquaman" #15

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

The new artist behind "Aquaman's" adventures dives into his half of "Throne of Atlantis," and Paul Pelletier explains how he's following Ivan Reis while making his mark on the Justice League, Darkseid and more.

Geoff Johns Redefines "Justice League" With "Throne of Atlantis"

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

As Ivan Reis and Joe Prado join DC's "Justice League" for the "Throne of Atlantis" crossover, Geoff Johns describes his long term plans for Aquaman, Cyborg and Superman and Wonder Woman's romance.

Gail Simone Is DC's "New" Batgirl Writer

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

In an apparent about face, "Batgirl" writer Gail Simone has announced to fans that DC Comics has welcomed her back to the book after fan outcry over her firing later this month.

DC Promotes Harras To SVP, Kanalz To Vertigo

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

DC Comics made shifts in its executive structure as Editor-in-Cheif Bob Harras earned an SVP addition to his title while Hank Kanalz now leads Vertigo with an eye on integrating the imprint across the company.

Tom Sniegoski Goes From YA To "Vampirella Strikes"

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

After time away working on YA novels including a continuation of Jeff Smith's "Bone" world, writer Tom Sniegoski returns to the vampire vixen for Dynamite's angel-battling epic "Vampirella Strikes."

Exploring The Consequences Of Online Death Threats

Wed, December 19th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of some readers threatening the life of "Amazing Spider-Man" writer Dan Slott via social media, CBR News spoke with legal experts about the potential legal ramifications of violence-filled cyber comments.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Andrew Chambliss Says "Welcome To The Team"

Wed, December 19th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The ongoing writer behind Joss Whedon's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9" is back, and Andrew Chambliss discusses expanding Buffy's world from Billy The Vampire Slayer to the plans of Illyria.

Jeph Loeb Rockets Into "Nova" - UPDATED With More Art

Fri, December 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jeph Loeb explains the long journey to he and Ed McGuinness' "Nova" ongoing from his crash landing in "AvX" to his role in "Ultimate Spider-Man." UPDATED with more art!

Bryan Hitch Returns To "Age of Ultron" & "America's Got Powers"

Fri, December 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Bryan Hitch gives his reasons for ending his Marvel run after "Age of Ultron," the future of "America's Got Powers" and his long term creator-owned plans while sharing exclusive art from AoU and "Ultimate Captain America."

Nick Barrucci Plans Dynamite's Big 2013

Thu, December 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With an array of new series like Mark Waid's "Green Hornet" and Rick Remender's "Devolution," Dynamite Entertainment is looking to strike big in 2013, and Publisher Nick Barrucci explains their long term plans for growth.

Nick Spencer Reveals The "Secret Avengers"

Wed, December 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The black ops take on Marvel's biggest franchise gets a movie-esque makeover in Marvel NOW! and writer Nick Spencer explains what makes Hawkeye, Agent Coulson and the rest of the "Secret Avengers" tick.

Barrowman Brings Malcolm Merlyn To "Arrow"

Wed, December 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The actor behind "Torchwood's" Captain Jack Harkness gleefully turns villain for The CW's "Arrow," and he tells CBR how the ruthless Malcolm Merlyn leads to the debut of the dark archer in tonight's mid-season finale.

DC Responds To Marvel's Sales Win & Their Own Early Digital Releases

Tue, December 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a strong month for direct market comic sales driven in part by Marvel NOW!, DC execs Bob Wayne and John Cunningham discuss how New 52 as book sales stay strong and the criticism over early digital releases.

George Takei On Teaming Up With Archie's Kevin Keller

Mon, December 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Famed "Star Trek" actor, internet celebrity and gay rights advocate George Takei brings a bit of his pop culture class to Archie's "Kevin Keller." The actor tells CBR why it's just the most recent step in his history of advocacy.

A-I-C EXTRA: Steve Wacker Answers Your Questions On "Daredevil," "Captain Marvel," "Hawkeye" & More

Fri, December 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Senior Editor Steve Wacker has taken over CBR's regular Friday column with Marvel Editorial and doubled up on fan questions including hints as to future guest stars in "Hawkeye," "Captain Marvel" team-ups and "Daredevil" comebacks.