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.

Holla.

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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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.

Grace Randolph Goes Beneath The Surface of "Supurbia"

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

The superheroes-meets-suburban drama from BOOM! Studios is set to return as an ongoing, and writer Grace Randolph tells CBR about the other side of a super love triangle, a hidden traitor and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Gischler Gets To Know "The Shadow"

Thu, September 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Taking the reigns from Garth Ennis for Dyanmite's 1930s pulp revival, writer Victor Gischler keeps the action alive as "The Shadow" returns to the East to face the problem of powers on the fritz.

EXCLUSIVE: Pixar Artist Bobby Rubio Covers "Avengers Assemble"

Fri, August 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Pixar artist Bobby Rubio brings a Marvel Universe twist on Joss Whedon's "Avengers" cast for a variant cover set to launch Kelly Sue DeConnick and Stefano Caselli's run on "Avengers Assemble."

Ian Flynn Launches Red Circle's "Lost Crusade"

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ian Flynn opens up the past of the "New Crusaders" world as its spinoff series "Lost Crusade" explains the hidden years of the team, introduces new pieces of the world and ties up classic plot threads in a free first story.

FAN EXPO: "Wolverine & The X-Men" Taps Ramón K. Pérez & Dog Logan

Mon, August 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The Eisner Award-winning artist of "Tale of Sand," shifts to superheroes as Ramón K. Pérez joins Jason Aaron for a "Wolverine & The X-Men" story featuring the return of Wolvie's brother Dog.

Ethan Van Sciver Raises "Green Lantern's" Third Army

Mon, August 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In this week's "Green Lantern Annual #1," artist Ethan Van Sciver aides Geoff Johns in kicking off the next wave of new ideas for the franchise as "Rise of the Third Army" strikes Hal Jordan, Sinestro and more with violent force.

FAN EXPO: JMS & Risso Launch "Before Watchmen: Moloch"

Sat, August 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The run of prequel series to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic will expand further as J. Michael Straczynski and Eduardo Risso prepare the two-issue "Before Watchmen: Moloch" mini series, and JMS tells CBR why.

EXCLUSIVE: Francesco Francavilla Covers "New Crusaders" #5

Fri, August 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics has provided CBR a first look at Francesco Francavilla's variant cover to "New Crusaders" #5, the print edition of the superhero digital series reviving and revitalizing the classic Red Circle characters.

EXCLUSIVE: Ed Brubaker's "Winter Soldier" Farewell

Fri, August 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Though he'll be wrapping his run with Bucky Barnes and Marvel Comics in December with "Winter Soldier" #14, writer Ed Brubaker says he's going out with a complete story told and an eye on Bucky's big screen return.

Abnett & Lanning: A Cosmic Odyssey Into "The Hypernaturals"

Thu, August 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In part two of our talk with the masters of cosmic comics, Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning explain the creation of their BOOM! series "The Hypernaturals" from super intelligent computers to superhero love triangles and beyond.

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