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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Marvel's Next Big Thing: Remender & Bunn on "Venom"

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn steps into the role of "Venom" writer full time, and he and Rick Remender talked up the next phase of Flash Thompson's life from the Savage Six to the Monsters of Evil and more.

Marvel Dismisses Digital & Marketing SVP John Dokes

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest loss to Marvel's New York staff, the publisher has let go SVP of Integrated Sales and Marketing, Publishing and Digital Media John Dokes, whose Sunday giveaways at the Marvel booth made him a con mainstay.

Mark Millar Makes A Star of "Hit-Girl"

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the solo debut of Kick-Ass' foul-mouth hero just around the corner from Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., the writer tells how "Hit-Girl" is a more emotional character study. Plus, an exclusive look at Phil Noto's issue #1 variant.

Ed Brubaker Takes "Fatale" Beyond Cult Status

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With their latest creator-owned series "Fatale," Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have a breakout hit for Image, and the writer tells CBR how influences from "V For Vendetta" to "Game of Thrones" helped build his noir-ish Lovecraftian tale.

EXCLUSIVE: DC's Wayne & Cunningham On Sales, Digital Rankings & Readership

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC execs Bob Wayne & John Cunningham discuss April sales charts, New 52 demographics and anniversary plans, summer events, & digital firsts informed by our exclusive sales rankings.


Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Robert Venditti takes readers inside the action of Valiant's reborn superpowered Visigoth warrior, explaining how he and Cary Nord teamed to create "X-O Manowar" #1 from legendary historical battles to the secrets of alien invasions.

Jim Davis Talks "Garfield's" Comic Book Life

Fri, May 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With a new monthly series on shelves this week, internationally renowned cartoonist Jim Davis talks all things "Garfield," from the jump to comic books, the modern cartoonist, and "Garfied: The Muscial."

Andi Watson Unlocks A New "Skeleton Key"

Thu, May 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As Dark Horse releases a new "Skeleton Key" one-shot, cartoonist Andi Watson explains why he returns to the fantasy comic again and again for its fox spirits, New Wave ghouls, secret museums and quirky story turns.

Panelfly Upgrades Its Platform For iPads & Beyond

Wed, May 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

One of the earliest players in the digital comics space upgrades with a new iOS-based platform on the way to more features and projects in 2012. Panelfly Co-Founder Don McGuire tells CBR about the publishers, plans and more.

MorrisonCon Gets Organized With Tickets, Guests & More

Tue, May 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Organizers Ron Richards and James Sime discuss the full plans for their intimate Las Vegas celebration of all things Grant Morrison including show exclusives and a guest list boasting Gerard Way, JH Williams II and more.

Marvel Unleashes Mysterio on "Spider-Men"

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

One of Spider-Man's oldest foes will be at the heart of the 50th Anniversary crossover "Spider-Men" and Brian Michael Bendis discusses making Mysterio terrifying and cool.

CBR Tv @ C2E2: Venditti, Simons on The Summer of Valiant

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

With the launch of the Summer of Valiant just around the corner, "X-O Manowar" writer Robert Venditti and editor Warren Simons spoke with CBR TV about the publisher's plans to take the comics industry by storm.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Unpacking "Angel & Faith's" Daddy Issues

Thu, April 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Christos Gage digs into the revelations from the conclusion of "Angel & Faith's" second arc with word on Drusilla's return, Angel's son, Faith's father and more secrets set to impact Joss Whedon's Buffy-verse.

CBR TV @ C2E2: Brian Azzarello Discusses "Before Watchmen"

Thu, April 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Eisner-winning writer Brian Azzarello spoke with CBR TV about taking on "Before Watchmen," finding Rorschach's voice and stepping into the violent and ugly world of the Comedian. Check out the full video and transcript!

CBR TV @ C2E2: Waid Discusses Thrillbent, "Insufferable" & "Daredevil"

Wed, April 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents the video interview and complete transcript of Mark Waid discussing his webcomics venture, the concept behind "Insufferable" and his critically-acclaimed work on Marvel's "Daredevil."

Marvel's Agent Coulson Heads Into "Battle Scars"

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

Just ahead of the "Avengers" film, Marvel Comics has announced that the scene-stealing Agent Coulson portrayed by Clark Gregg will debut as a four-color character in this week's "Battle Scars" #6 alongside the new Fury.

Jeph Loeb's Comics Course From Cable To Nova

Mon, April 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The head of Marvel's TV division hasn't left comics behind, though Jeph Loeb explains to CBR how prepping shows like "Ultimate Spider-Man" has impacted his four-color work with books like "Avengers X-Sanction" and characters like Nova.

CBR TV @ C2E2: Steve Yeun Dissects "The Walking Dead"

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

"The Walking Dead" actor Steve Yeun dished with CBR TV about the hit series, revealing which actor got sick at the sight of the well zombie, how far he's read in the comic and more. Check out the video and read the transcript!

THE BAT SIGNAL: Snyder & Higgins' "Night of The Owls" Grand Design

Fri, April 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The opening salvo in the war between Batman and the mysterious Court of Owls has sounded, and writers Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins explain the secrets of "Night of The Owls" from revelations about Dick Grayson to historical villains.

Mark Waid Outlines "Thrillbent" & "Insufferable's" Digital Plan

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

In the wake of his announcement of digital comics portal Thrillbent, Mark Waid outlines his hopes for capturing new readers, the platform's experimental nature and the core of his first ongoing web comic with Peter Krause, "Insufferable."