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: Paul Pelletier Dives Into "Aquaman"

Sat, October 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Just in time for the incoming "Throne of Atlantis" crossover with "Justice League," Paul Pelletier returns to DC Comics to draw "Aquaman." The artist assured CBR: He's ready for Geoff Johns' master plan.

NYCC EXCLUSIVE: "Mars Attacks" Popeye, KISS, Transformers & More At IDW

Sat, October 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

IDW's Chris Ryall opens up on the publisher's January "Mars Attacks" event, bringing in everyone from Popeye to KISS to Transformers to mix it up with the Topps aliens, sharing an exclusive look at the all-star variant covers.

NYCC: Oni Commits To Webcomics With New

Sat, October 13th, 2012 | Category: Digital Comics

In a major new publishing initiative, Oni Press will relaunch its website in January as a fully functional webcomics portal with multiple new serials from webcomics all-stars and classic reprints, EIC James Lucas Jones explains.

NYCC: Matt Kindt On Marvel's Latest, Free Digital Spider-Man Comic

Fri, October 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The next installment of Marvel's enhanced "Infinite Comics" for tablet devices is an "Ultimate Spider-Man" story which is free to download this weekend. writer Matt Kindt explains his fast-paced tale.

NYCC: Snyder & Lee Talk New Superman Title in 2013

Thu, October 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

To celebrate the Man of Steel's 75th anniversary, "Batman" writer Scott Snyder & DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee will team for a new Superman ongoing, and tell CBR how they'll craft an epic, stand-alone story for the ages.

NYCC: Joe Casey & Dark Horse Reinvent "Catalyst Comix"

Thu, October 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The latest in Dark Horse's relaunch of its Comics Greatest World superheroes is the wild anthology "Catalyst Comix" with Joe Casey at the helm and Dan McDaid, Paul Maybury and Ulises Farinas riding shotgun.

NYCC: "comiXology Submit" Opens To Self Publishers

Thu, October 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The #1 digital comics portal announced plans for a new submission site that allows high quality self-publishers to sell their wares on comiXology's popular app in advance of New York Comic Con.

NYCC FIRST LOOK: Greg Pak's "Vision Machine" iPad App

Thu, October 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ahead of debuting an expanded, enhanced iPad version of his creative commons graphic novel "Vision Machine" at NYCC, writer Greg Pak shares an exclusive first look at the app's new interactive elements.

CBR TV: Hope Larson Talks "A Wrinkle In Time"

Wed, October 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With her adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's classic children's novel "A Wrinkle In Time" finally out, Hope Larson tells CBR TV about the challenges of making a beloved book a graphic novel and how "Sailor Moon" influenced her next comic.

NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Ethan Van Sciver Joins "Batman: The Dark Knight"

Wed, October 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Fresh off his "Green Lantern Annual" return to interior work, artist Ethan Van Sciver will join the gritty "Batman: The Dark Knight" series starting in January with a Mad Hatter-focused arc and a renewed passion for making monthly comics.

DC's Zero Month Sales Help Edge Out 2011 Numbers

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

DC executives Bob Wayne and John Cunningham are back to discuss the performance of the New 52's #0 month in September including the line's overall future, plus exclusive digital sales rankings show a "Dark Knight" bump for Frank Miller.

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.