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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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.

ECCC12: Tony Harris Takes "ROUNDEYE" To Image

Sat, March 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Created entirely by his own hand and empowered by the crowd-funding site Kickstarter, Tony Harris' original series "ROUNDEYE: For Love" will come out from Image Comics this year.

ECCC12: Casey And Adlard Return To "Rock Bottom"

Sat, March 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The story of one old time Rock N Roller who happens to be turning to stone, Joe Casey and Charlie Adlard's "Rock Bottom" returns this fall with a new hardcover edition from Image Comics and the pair are ready to show off a different style.

ECCC12: Seeley & Norton Go Rural Noir With "Revival"

Sat, March 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A brand new Image Comics ongoing series where the dead walk and talk like nothing happened, Tim Seeley and Mike Norton's "Revival" brings the chills and haunts of small town America into frightening focus.

ECCC12: Christos Gage Rides Into "Sunset"

Sat, March 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The first original graphic novel from Top Cow's creator-owned Minotaur Press will be "Sunset," a story of retiree revenge by Christos Gage and Jorge Lucas. Gage gives CBR the details on one old man against the mob he cheated.

ECCC12: Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim" - In Color!

Fri, March 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Bryan Lee O'Malley's Oni Press "Scott Pilgrim" sees new deluxe hardcovers starting in August with colors by "Batman Inc's" Nathan Fairbairn. O'Malley talks with CBR about the books, the color and the all-new extras.

Robert Kirkman Remains "Invincible" & "Thieving"

Fri, March 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In advance of his appearance at Emerald City Comic Con, Robert Kirkman reveals new details about his ongoing series "Invincible" and "Thief of Thieves" including upcoming crossovers, inter-dimensional adventures and criminal activities.

Casey & Rouleau Bring Action To "Ultimate Spider-Man"

Thu, March 29th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

In advance of Saturday's premiere of Marvel Studios latest animation project, Man of Action members Joe Casey and Duncan Roleau go inside "Ultimate Spider-Man" revealing the unique humor and big stories behind the series.

David Liss Gets Pulpy With "The Spider"

Thu, March 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer David Liss discusses his work on Dynamite Entertainment's reboot of "The Spider" and reimagining the classic pulp hero for the 21st century of comics with a modern sensibility.

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel's Gabriel on "AvX" Sales, DIgital Initiatives & More

Mon, March 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In an exclusive in-depth interview, Marvel Comics SVP David Gabriel notes over 250,000 pre-orders for "AvX" #1, explains the publisher's practice of overshipping, gauges the impact of new digital strategies and more.

Mike Richardson Produces Motion Comics For Felicia Day's Geek & Sundry

Fri, March 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has paired its long-in-development motion comics with actress Felecia Day's new YouTube channel. Mike Richardson tells CBR why now is the time to debut moving versions of comics like "The Secret" and more.

Nacho Vigalondo Runs To "Supercrooks"

Wed, March 21st, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

An Academy Award-winning director who's been working on his team-up with Mark Millar for years, Nacho Vigalondo tells CBR about his love of comics, his plans for "Supercrooks" on film and shares a tease of issue #2.