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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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."

CBR TV @ C2E2: Quesada on "Spider-Men," "Marvel Universe," "The Avengers" & More

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

Marvel Comics' Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada spoke with CBR News from the floor of C2E2, discussing the inception of the Marvel Universe/Ultimate Universe crossover "Spider-Men" and his appearances on Disney XD.

VP of Publicity David Hyde Leaves DC Comics

Wed, April 18th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

After nearly a decade with the company, DC Comics VP of Publicity David Hyde has decided to leave the company after working behind the scenes to promote graphic novels, comic events and the recent New 52 launch.

Hobby Star Sues Wizard Over "Toronto Comicon" Name

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a battle over the name to Wizard World's just wrapped "Toronto Comic Con," a $500,000 suit from Fan Expo owner Hobby Star highlights the growing issues of how unique the term "Comic Con" is and who can use it where.

CBR TV @ C2E2 2012: Geoff Johns Talks "Aquaman" Deaths & New "Justice League" Villains

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns spoke with CBR TV at C2E2, divulging further details about the publisher's incoming Free Comic Book Day offering, the recent controversy surrounding a new character in "Aquaman" and more.

C2E2: Loeb On The Mysteries & Mayhem of "Sabretooth Reborn"

Tue, April 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Reteaming with artist Simone Bianchi on "Wolverine," Jeph Loeb explains how the "Sabretooth Reborn" arc is more than a villain's return as it completes a story of vengeance and history the pair always knew they would tell.

C2E2: Marvel's Next Big Thing

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A host of Marvel mainstays including James Asmus, Cullen Bunn, Kelly Sue DeConnick and more wrap the House of Idea's Chicago weekend with the announcement of a new "Gambit" series, a "Mighty Thor"/"Journey Into Mystery" crossover and more.

C2E2: Marvel's "Cup O' Joe" Panel

Sat, April 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada brings his signature Q&A panel to Chicago as he teams with Axel Alonso, Jason Aaron and Leph Loeb to announce new series for "Hawkeye" and "Powers" and a return for Sabertooth.

C2E2: Marvel's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" Panel

Sat, April 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics major summer event gets a Chicago spotlight as Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, CCO Joe Quesada and writers Jason Aaron and Rick Remender dish on "Avengers Vs. X-Men" and the return of Captain Mar-Vell.

C2E2: Scott Allie Opens Up on "Spike" & "Willow"

Sat, April 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Two new tie-ins for Dark Horse's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" are on their way and Scott Allie discusses how Victor Gischler, Jeff Parker and more brought "Spike" and "Willow" to solo series.

EXCLUSIVE: Archie Takes "New Crusaders" To Print

Fri, April 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Editorial Director Paul Kaminski describes the publisher's plans for print with the digital series "New Crusaders" while dropping hints of the future of Steel Sterling, the Web and the Jaguar.

C2E2: Major Announcements Hit Diamond Summit

Thu, April 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

New series including two "Buffy" spinoffs & a Tim Seeley horror series from Dark Horse and a "Danger Girl/G.I. Joe" crossover from IDW hit the Diamond Retailer Summit at C2E2 while DC dug into its New 52 Nielsen survey.

C2E2's Fensterman On Growth & Change In 2012

Thu, April 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In what he calls a pivotal year for the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo, ReedPop's Lance Fensterman explains how the show is working to make the space, guests and fans of this weekend's C2E2 more exciting than ever.

Millar & Gibbons Talk The Society of "The Secret Service"

Wed, April 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As they launch their brand-new creator-owned spy series "The Secret Service," Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons explore the issues of society, espionage and "Star Wars" fandom that impacted the book's creation.

Alonso On Marvel's Ultimate "Spider-Men" Crossover

Wed, April 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's incoming "Spider-Men" series is revealed in full as Axel Alonso discusses the roles original Amazing Spider-Man Peter Parker and Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales will play in Brian Michael Bendis' story.

Johns Prepares "Justice League" for Graves

Tue, April 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A new villain tied to the League's past is born in the next Jim Lee-drawn arc of DC's #1 series! Geoff Johns reveals his origins, shares new details on (and exclusive art from) Shazam and teases the answers awaiting on FCBD.

Bobbie Chase Promotion Highlights DC Staff Shift

Mon, April 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Word is out that DC Comics Senior Editor Bobbie Chase has been promoted within the publisher's ranks with more possible moves impacting the day-to-day creation of the DCU line.

Grace Randolph Takes "Supurbia" Ongoing

Fri, April 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The breakout BOOM! Studios series about the spouses of superheroes facing down dangerous forces in the suburbs, Grace Randolph's "Supurbia" is going monthly this year, and the writer explains her ever-changing world of heroes.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Execs On Sales In Digital, Print & New 52 Wave Two

Fri, April 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Bob Wayne and John Cunningham stop by to unpack the digital and print sales ranking from March with an eye towards the future, revealing which titles are on the rise, how collections will fare come May and more.

"Powers" Pilot Loses Its Cutter But Isn't Dead Yet

Thu, April 5th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

The FX Network adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's superhero crime drama "Powers" has lost at least actor Khary Payton but the network says it's not all over just yet.