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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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.

Archie's New Editorial Exec Opens The "New Crusaders"

Thu, April 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the first of a two-part talk, Archie Comics recently promoted Executive Director of Editorial Paul Kaminski opens up the first issue of digital comic "New Crusaders" to show the lives of Red Circle heroes from the Comet to Fly-Girl.

Graphicly Shutters Comic Apps In Favor of eBooks

Thu, April 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Digital comics platform Graphicly announced today that it has closed its phone, desktop and tablet apps to users and publishers in favor of promoting projects both comics and non-comics to eBook distribution platforms.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Quesada, Waid & Lowe on "AvX #1 Infinite"

Wed, April 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The "Avengers Vs. X-Men" tie-in that launched Marvel's Infinite Comics digital platform goes under the spotlight as Joe Quesada, Mark Waid and Nick Lowe unpack the storytelling techniques of Nova's crash landing.

Dark Horse Delays "Buffy" Spinoff "Drusilla" Indefinitely

Wed, April 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Drusilla" – the "Buffy The Vampire Slayer spinoff set to be written by actress Juliet Landau – has been indefinitely delayed by Dark Horse due to scheduling conflicts. CBR has the full story.

James Lucas Jones Gives A 2012 Testim-Oni

Tue, April 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The Editor-in-Chief of Oni Press, James Lucas Jones unpacks the publisher's recent string of news from on time shipping to a new logo,singing the praises of creator-owned books like "Sixth Gun," "Courtney Crumrin" and more.

Brian Bendis To Write "How To" Comics Book

Mon, April 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind "The Avengers," "Ultimate Spider-Man," "Powers" and more will give fans his personal "How To" on breaking in and scripting for the comics business as Brian Michael Bendis signs a new non-fiction deal with Random House.