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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Bendis & Oeming Launch "Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comics"

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

Brian Bendis and Michael Oeming reteam for a four-part serial debuting today to flesh out the back stories of four members of the Guardians of the Galaxy on Marvel's digital-ready storytelling platform.

Roman Dirge Reaches Out To "Lenore" Fans

Tue, March 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

After a hit-and-run accident left "Lenore" cartoonist Roman Dirge with a severely broken leg, the artist reaches out to his fans with characteristically good humor while his family coordinates fundraising efforts for medical bills.

Associate Publisher Ruwan Jayatilleke Let Go By Marvel

Tue, March 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Associate Publisher Ruwan Jayatilleke, a longtime Marvel staffer who worked on a range of projects from Stephen King comics to Marvel's bookstore initiatives, has been dismissed by the company.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics Reveals "Batman And" Lineup of Team-Ups

Mon, March 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The comic once called "Batman & Robin" may be in for a major shakeup, but that doesn't mean it's over as DC Comics and Peter Tomasi reveal the list of team-ups in store for the next five months.

ECCC: Joshua Williamson Gets "Ghosted" At Skybound

Mon, March 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In a new series described as "'Ocean's 11' in a haunted house," writer Joshua Williamson takes a step towards the gritty drama he's always wanted to write with Skybound's "Ghosted."

ECCC: DC Comics The New 52

Sat, March 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Creators from James Robinson and David Finch to Gail Simone and Scott Snyder join forces in Seattle to discuss DC Comics The New 52, and the publisher announced a new "Pandora" series while teasing many incoming events.

ECCC EXCLUSIVE: Fawkes Opens "Trinity of Sin: Pandora"

Sat, March 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The hooded woman somehow entwined with the birth of DC Comics' New 52 Universe steps into her own series, and writer Ray Fawkes explains how in the pages of the April-launching "Trinity of Sin: Pandora."

ECCC: Skybound On The Rise With Adlard & Ottley

Sat, March 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Walking Dead" and "Invincible" artists Charlie Adlard and Ryan Ottley sound off on their work with Robert Kirkman, and Skybound announces the new series "Ghosted" from Joshua Williamson and Goran Sudzuka in Seattle.

ECCC: Marvel's Pint O' C.B.

Sat, March 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Creators from Matt Fraction to Mark Waid and from Brian Posehn to Daniel Way, an all-star lineup of Marvel Comics creators take the stage in Seattle, and CBR was on hand to catch the in depth discussion.

ECCC: DC Comics All Access

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

DC Comics kicked off its convention season with a Seattle panel featuring Scott Snyder, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Bill Willingham and more, and the panel promised a return of "100 Bullets" and changes to the DCU.

EXCLUSIVE: BOOM! Debuts New Logo & Branding

Thu, February 28th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With its new "We Are BOOM!" campaign, BOOM! Studios looks to redefine its position in comics as an innovative publishing player and beyond. The company shared its brand-new logo with CBR to light the fuse.

Art N Franco Cash In With "The Green Team"

Wed, February 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

For their first ongoing series based in the New 52, Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani hit the big time with a team of boy trillionaires in DC Comics' "The Green Team," a high adventure story of cash and superheroes.

Stelfreeze, Carey & Jenkins Declare "I Am BOOM!"

Wed, February 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios kicks off a new campaign to direct fans towards high-profile talent launches like Mike Carey's "Suicide Risk," Paul Jenkins' "Deathmatch" and a mystery project from artist Brian Stelfreeze.

Geoff Johns Targets the Characters of "Arrow"

Wed, February 27th, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

In tonight's all-new episode of The CW's "Arrow," writer Geoff Johns resurrects Deadshot and expands the Merlyn family drama in what he promises is an installment full of surprises.

Waid's "Indestructible Hulk" Goes On Tour With Walt Simonson

Tue, February 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Upcoming issues of Marvel's "Indestructible Hulk" see the green goliath clash with characters across the Marvel U, from Atlantean villain Attuma to the Mighty Thor, as Mark Waid welcomes Walt Simonson to the title.

BAT SIGNAL EXCLUSIVE: Tomasi Reveals "Batman & Robin's" Future

Mon, February 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Change comes to Gotham City as the breaking news from Grant Morrison's "Batman, Incorporated" #8 directly impacts the future of "Batman and Robin." Writer Peter Tomasi tells CBR where the dynamic duo goes next.

Mark Waid's "Green Hornet" - A Crime Story With Modern Flair

Mon, February 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

As Mark Waid prepares a "Green Hornet" story he's been chewing on for years, a tale of Britt Reid's propaganda hubris, the writer is cognizant of the challenge in making his 1940s crime saga appeal to modern readers.

Bryan Q. Miller Expands The Universe of "Smallville Season 11"

Fri, February 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

More guest stars, more stories and more Lex Luthor/Superman action are on the way for "Smallville Season 11" as writer Bryan Q. Miller explains how the comic takes off from the TV series.

"Stormwatch," "Brightest Day" Artist Scott Clark Passes Away

Fri, February 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Scott Clark, best known for his work on the original Image Comics' published "Stormwatch" and DC Comics' "Brightest Day," has passed away at the age of 43.

Greg Pak Returns To The Origins of "Batman/Superman"

Thu, February 21st, 2013 | Category:

In his first full interview on his first DC Comics gig, writer Greg Pak describes how younger, more dangerous heroes populate the story of "Batman/ Superman" in the world's finest first New 52 meeting.