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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THE BAT SIGNAL: Higgins Takes "Nightwing" in a New Direction

Wed, February 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Dick Grayson is heading to Chicago for new villains and new romance as "Nightwing" writer Kyle Higgins explains how he and Brett Booth are reinventing the series post-"Death of the Family."

EXCLUSIVE: Paolo Rivera Covers "Action Comics" #18

Wed, February 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The grand finale of Grant Morrison, Rags Morales and Brad Walker's run on "Action Comics" features a time-spanning variant cover by "Daredevil" artist Paolo Rivera showcasing Superman's final battle.

DC Announces Venditti, Fialkov, Jordan & Giffen on "Green Lantern" Titles

Wed, February 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The post-Geoff Johns era of "Green Lantern" comics will come from a variety of creators as writer Robert Venditti takes the core book with Joshua Fialkov, Justin Jordan and Keith Giffen working with the Corps.

Art N Franco Kickstart Aw Yeah! Comics Company

Tue, February 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, the pair behind DC kids hit "Tiny Titans," took Kickstarter by storm with "Aw Yeah! Comics," a series they promise is the start of a whole company of adventure stories for all ages.

EXCLUSIVE: "New Crusaders" Shifts Style Towards "Dark Tomorrow"

Fri, February 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Following a surprise death this week, Red Circle's "New Crusaders" prepares for May's "Dark Tomorrow" with a more detailed art style, realistic themes and a new collection of remixed classic stories.

EXCLUSIVE: IDW's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Prepare For "Cityfall"

Thu, February 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This May, IDW launches a seven-part "TMNT" event as Shredder recruits Leonardo to the dark side for "Cityfall," a story set to shred New York, introduce new villains and tear the Turtles family apart like never before.

Posehn Embraces "Deadpool's" Wild Side

Wed, February 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Comedian Brian Posehn brought madness to Marvel's "Deadpool" with zombie presidents in his first arc with co-writer Gerry Duggan, but his latest plans include drunk Iron Man and a 70s-style Deadpool.

EXCLUSIVE: "Arrow's" Guggenheim Tells A Tale Of Two Deathstrokes

Wed, February 13th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

In advance of tonight's episode of "Arrow," executive producer Marc Guggenheim reveals the story behind the show's take on Deathstroke and mercenary Slade Wilson, sharing never before seen costume designs.

Bunn & Sliney Go Deep With "Fearless Defenders" Fans

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In a lengthy Q&A on the CBR forums, "Fearless Defenders'" Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney covered everything about the all-female Marvel team including the fates of Valkyrie, Dani Moonstar, Hippolyta and surprise guest stars.

DC Plans New Launches, More Superman As 2013 Sales Hit

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC's John Cunningham and Bob Wayne discuss what's next for the New 52 after six cancellations, why Superman graphic novels will reign in 2013 and what "Injustice: Gods Among Us" says about digital sales.

Garth Ennis Details His "Red Team"

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With the first issue of Garth Ennis and Craig Cermak's Dynamite series "Red Team" now on stands, the writer explains how crime is in the eye of the beholder as the story of lawless cops takes shape.

"The Walking Dead's" Greg Nicotero Brings the Undead to Life

Fri, February 8th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

With AMC's "The Walking Dead" returning to television this Sunday, CBR spoke with makeup effects guru Greg Nicotero about his role on Season 3 as producer, director and even performer in full zombie form.

Gillen Explores Iron Man's "Secret Origin"

Fri, February 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

It's a new beginning for Tony Stark in a story that uncovers new facts about his parents on a swinging Las Vegas caper as Kieron Gillen explains the ideas behing "Iron Man: Secret Origin."

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Norton Covers "New Crusaders: Dark Tomorrow" #2

Thu, February 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The New Crusaders go back to school after an early tragedy and they're looking to suffer some more superpowered mishaps to come in Mike Norton's cover for May's "Dark Tomorrow" #2.

EXCLUSIVE: Millar & Romita Ready For The End In "Kick-Ass 3"

Thu, February 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The team behind the creator-owned hit turned superhero movie franchise are wrapping things up in the Kick-Ass world. Mark Millar explains why "Kick-Ass 3" is the bloody end of Dave Lizewski's saga.

Millar & Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" - A Creator-Owned Event

Wed, February 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Describing it as a Wagnerian superhero saga, Mark Millar promises a comic event in he and Frank Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy," drawing inspiration from classic myths, Golden Age origins, King Kong and the end of America.

Kevin Keller Comes Into His Own With Dan Parent & A New Love Triangle

Wed, February 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Archie writer/artist Dan Parent describes the life of Kevin Keller as Riverdale's gay teen starts his second year headlining a solo title with a new romance, an Archie-esque love triangle and more geeky fun.

Grant Morrison Stretches The "Action Comics" of Superman

Wed, February 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison's run on "Action Comics" has been extended by an issue, and the writer tells CBR about how he'll cap off his reinvention of Superman with a more frightening take on the Fifth Dimension.

Valiant Takes Over Production of "Harbinger" Film

Fri, February 1st, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

In a move akin to the creation of Marvel Studios, Valiant Entertainment has taken on the task of producing a "Harbinger" film on its own, starting with a new script from "Texas Chainsaw 3D" writer Stephen Susco.

Starlin's "WTF Certified" Cover Hints At Major Changes in "Stormwatch"

Fri, February 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With his takeover of DC Comics' secret superhero team, Jim Starlin is looking to shake things up as his "WTF" cover reveals The Weird's New 52 debut as classic Authority-era members reappear in "Stoormwatch."