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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EXCLUSIVE: Ross & Hitch Launch "America's Got Powers" At Image In April

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

UK celeb comics scribe Jonathan Ross and superstar artist Bryan Hitch will bring their first collaboration to Image in April as "America's Got Powers" mixes superheroes and reality competition.

Jamal Igle Wraps DC Exclusive

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

A longtime fixture of DC Comics titles including "Supergirl" and the recently relaunched "The Ray," artist Jamal Igle has announced the end of his DC exclusive while looking ahead to new work elsewhere.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Burnham Gets Detailed On "Batman Incorporated"

Thu, December 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News' THE BAT SIGNAL looks into the grand finale of "Batman Incorporated's" first volume as artist Chris Burnham goes into detail on "Leviathan Strikes!" while teasing what's next for Grant Morrison's story.

Johns Wills Sinestro Power As "Green Lantern"

Thu, December 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The relaunch of DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns' longest running title has brought a villain back from the dark side, and the writer tells CBR why Sinestro will stay a Green Lantern, clash with Hal Jordan and uncover the Indigo Tribe's secrets.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Scott Snyder Explores "Batman's" History

Wed, December 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From Owlman's early days to the secrets of Bruce Wayne's parents, the long history of the "Batman" title holds sway as writer Scott Snyder makes his way through a year-long arc focusing on the Court of Owls.

Marvel Ends Current Kids Line of Comics

Mon, December 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The kid-friendly series commonly referred to as Marvel Adventures will see their latest iteration end in March with final issues for "Spider-Man" and "Super Heroes," though more all-ages material is in the offing.

Snyder Bites Back in "American Vampire's" '50s "Death Race"

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After WWII's vampire war, Scott Snyder prepares "American Vampire" for the 1950s with a teenage Rockabilly Van Helsing testing the cast and teases another miniseries.

R.I.P. Comics Legend, Captain America Co-Creator Joe Simon

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has learned that Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America and a wealth of other characters, comics and genres, has died leaving behind a legacy as a writer, artist, editor and historian from his 98 years. [UPDATED]

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Valiant's New "X-O Manowar"

Mon, December 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Leading the charge on Valiant's return is X-O Manowar. Designer Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic and Editor Warren Simons spoke exclusively with CBR on how they reinvented a classic and what's in store for the entire line.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Unveils Top Ten Digital Sellers

Mon, December 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

John Rood explains what DC Comics' digital sales rankings mean for readers, retailers and the company's plans, sharing exclusively with CBR the top ten digital sales chart and Jim Lee's "Justice League" #7 cover.

Gene Ha on "Justice League" Highlights DC's Creative Moves

Fri, December 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed artist Gene Ha filling in for Jim Lee on "Justice League" #7 and 8 is only the tip of the iceberg for recent creative shifts at DC Comics on titles that include "Men of War" and "Green Arrow."

DC Wins November Sales As Marvel Closes Gap

Fri, December 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A still resurgent DC Comics continues its dollar and unit share dominance in comic shop sales for a third month while Marvel brings the fight within percentage points as graphic novels rebound in November.

Ape Entertainment's "Pocket God" Hits A Half Million

Thu, December 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The digital comic based on the best-selling "Pocket Gods" iPhone game has exceeded 500,000 downloads, and to celebrate Ape Entertainment shares an EXCLUSIVE preview of #11 with CBR while making #1 free to new readers.

Snyder Turns Humans To Horror In "Swamp Thing"

Thu, December 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Speaking with CBR News on his revamp of the reclaimed Vertigo hero, writer Scott Snyder delves into "Swamp Thing's" humanity for both an old school adventure and a horror series as he prepares for the "Animal Man" crossover "Dead World."

R.I.P.: Jerry Robinson, Joker Creator & Comics Ambassador

Thu, December 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary Golden Age comics artist Jerry Robinson, creator of the Joker, has died, leaving a creative and social legacy of historic proportions for the comic book medium.

Marvel's "Avengers Vs. X-Men" Press Conference

Wed, December 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's top editors grilled the "Avengers Vs. X-Men" writing team of Brian Bendis, Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker and Jonathan Hickman on the battle lines of the 2012 evet. CBR has the complete rundown.

Tom DeFalco Takes Over DC's "Legion Lost"

Mon, December 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A longtime comics writer and editor steps back into the monthly format as Tom DeFalco takes over DC's timelost teens in "Legion Lost" from outgoing scribe Fabian Nicieza.

Robinson Notes Low Orders For "Shade"

Mon, November 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The critically acclaimed and long awaited series from DC Comics focusing on Starman villain The Shade hasn't yet set the sales charts on fire, but James Robinson is hoping for interest to support his full 12-issue run.

Millar & Gibbons' "Secret Service" Origins

Fri, November 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

From the original, slightly embarrassing letter a young Mark Millar sent to Dave Gibbons after "Watchmen" to Gibbons' new sketchbook work, the creators give CBR the exclusive early details of their new series "The Secret Service."

A Thanksgiving Reminder: Monster Art Auctions For Aidan

Thu, November 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary artists from Mike Mignola to Bill Sienkiewicz to Walt Simonson and beyond have created classic monster art to benefit Aidan Reed's battle with leukemia, and you can help the cause.

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