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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EXCLUSIVE: Bill Sienkiewicz's "Hit-Girl" #5 Variant Recalls "Elektra: Assassin"

Thu, September 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ahead of the series finale of Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr's "Kick-Ass" spinoff, Icon shares with CBR an exclusive first look at "Hit-Girl's" final bloody variant by the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz.

Greg Weisman Brings Big Plans To "Young Justice: Invasion"

Wed, September 26th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

The executive producer of Cartoon Network's DC Nation hit "Young Justice," Greg Weisman discusses his plans for the "Invasion" series from Roy Harper's return to the possibility of the New Gods, and CBR has two exclusive new clips.

Saying Goodbye To "The Boys" with Garth Ennis, Part 2

Wed, September 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Garth Ennis returns to look at some of the more heartfelt and shocking aspects of The Boys," including life with Annie January, the impact of 9/11, the contributions of artists like Darick Robertson and Russ Braun and more.

Marvel's All-Ages Titles Expand From "Ultimate" Cartoons to "Mighty" Creators

Wed, September 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With Marvel's all-ages titles shifting to match the "Ultimate Spider-Man" & "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" cartoons, Editor Tom Brennan explains how he and his creators keep a comics focus first.

Saying Goodbye To "The Boys" with Garth Ennis, Part 1

Tue, September 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With two issues left, Garth Ennis' "The Boys" is wrapping an acclaimed run full of sex, lies and superheroes. CBR kicks off a major celebration of the series by talking to the writer about its origins and mainstream contempt.

Matt Wagner Hunts "Legendary" Demons With "The Tower Chronicles"

Fri, September 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writing the first long form graphic narrative for Legendary Comics, Matt Wagner promises "The Tower Chronicles" will mix mythological ghouls, Simon Bisley interiors and human mysteries for much more than a movie pitch.

EXCLUSIVE: Fiona Staples Covers "New Crusaders" #6

Thu, September 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As the young superhero team from Archie Comics' Red Circle line makes its way through their first mission, the publisher has tapped "Saga" artist Fiona Staples for a blazing new variant for December's "New Crusaders" #6.


Thu, September 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a two-for-one edition of CBR's continued exploration of "Morning Glories," Nick Spencer explains the murderous twist of #20's sibling rivalry and the origins of the truant students kicking off #21's new arc.

Marvel Ends "Amazing Spider-Man," "Wolverine," "Captain America And..."

Wed, September 19th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With its latest release of solicitations, Marvel Comics reveals that it is ending three titles come December including "Amazing Spider-Man," but how many will return as a part of Marvel NOW?

THE BAT SIGNAL: Greg Capullo Pulls The Joker Together

Tue, September 18th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the "Death of the Family" crossover setting the clown prince of crime against all of Batman's allies, "Batman" artist Greg Capullo discusses his collaboration with Scott Snyder, horrific touches to Joker's face and his incoming die-cut covers.

Swierczynski Preps "Bloodshot" For "The Rise & The Fall"

Mon, September 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The soldier who can't be killed turns from victim to vindicator in the second story for Valiant's "Bloodshot," and writer Duane Swierczynski is looking to expand the action to the wider Valiant Universe.

Will Marvel NOW! Make Marvelman "Superior"?

Fri, September 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The latest Marvel NOW! series teaser is more mysterious than most, coming with no creative team attached and pitching retailers on the idea of something "Superior" in the offing. Could this be the long-awaited return of Marvelman?

EXCLUSIVE: DC Launches Digital "Arrow" Comic Series

Fri, September 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The latest DC superhero to hit The CW takes his story to comics as Executive Producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg pen an "Arrow" digital comic tying into the weekly show. CBR has exclusive first word on the project.

Jeff Smith Reflects On "RASL"

Thu, September 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

After nearly five years, the second major epic from "Bone" creator Jeff Smith is complete, and the artist tells CBR about his fascination with noir storytelling, Nikola Tesla and the crises brought on by traveling to parallel worlds.

Scott Allie Talks "Billy" The Vampire Slayer

Wed, September 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

On the heels of yesterday's news that a gay, male vampire slayer would be joining the cast of "Buffy Season 9," Editor Scott Allie discusses the origin of the story and its long term implications for the series.

Jason Starr Takes Wolverine To The "MAX"

Tue, September 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jason Starr spoke with CBR about the October debut of "Wolverine MAX" and how his crime novel background helps him amp up the violence, psychology and emotion of a story where Logan faces down Sabretooth with all-new rules.

A Gay, Male Vampire Slayer Joins "Buffy Season 9"

Mon, September 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse Comics has announced another twist to its already hot button "Season 9" of Joss Whedon's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" as Jane Espenson and Drew Greenberg introduce Billy – a gay man chosen to be a Slayer.

EXCLUSIVE: "X" Makes His Dark Horse Return With Swierczynski

Mon, September 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

On the heels of a revival for "Ghost," Dark Horse brings back another of its vigilante superheroes as Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen make plans for a gritty, corruption-battling take on "X."

DC Sales Keep Batman High & Digital Changing

Mon, September 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics executives Bob Wayne and John Cunningham discuss the August sales numbers including an exclusive look at their digital rankings as Batman graphic novels lead a solid if expected level after a year of the New 52.

Bill Jemas "Wakes The F#ck Up"

Fri, September 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The former Publisher of Marvel Comics is heading back into publishing with his own teenage riff on a vulgar crossover kids book from Zenescope as well as a new superhero universe in the works with an eye towards a brighter future.