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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WB Animation Changes "Beware The Batman" In Light of Shootings

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

The fallout from the tragic Aurora, Colorado shootings continues to impact Warner Bros. plans for the Dark Knight as the studio's animation department announces changes to its incoming "Beware The Batman" animated series.

EXCLUSIVE: Fialkov Celebrates "Amazing Spider-Man's" 50th

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a new stand alone story debuting as part of "Amazing Spider-Man" #692's 50th Anniversary celebration, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Nuno Plati spin a story of Spidey going solo to face down bullying.

CBR TV @ CCI 2012: Joss Whedon on Buffy, "The Avengers" & Nick Fury

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Joss Whedon spoke with CBR TV from the floor of Comic-Con International about "Buffy Season 9," "Angel & Faith" and Nick Fury's Machiavellian approach to saving the world in "The Avengers."

Grant Morrison In The Thick Of The "Action Comics"

Thu, July 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison isn't finished with Superman yet, discussing all things "Action Comics" from the mysteries of Clark Kent's past to the legacy of Siegel & Shuster, from the "Obama Meets Ali" Superman to the villain behind it all.

Chuck Dixon Reloads "G.I. Joe"

Thu, July 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With a new Cobra Commander at the helm of the venomous organization, writer Chuck Dixon makes plans for the cast of "G.I. Joe" to strike back, mixing military action, romance and an incoming crossover "Target: Snake-Eyes."

F.J. DeSanto On Reinventing "Cyborg 009" For Mainstream Superheroes

Wed, July 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Classic '60s cyborg superhero manga series "Cyborg 009" gets an American facelift from Archaia, and writer/producer F.J. DeSanto explains how he's keeping the series core while turning visuals over to Marcus To.

Shane Davis Amps Up "Superman: Earth One" Vol. 2

Tue, July 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the sequel to he and J. Michael Straczynski's best-selling "Superman: Earth One" graphic novel, artist Shane Davis promises more of a blockbuster action feel as the new Man of Steel takes on an outsized Parasite.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: "Stan Lee's Mighty 7" #3

Tue, July 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has a first look at the latest issue of his "reality comic book"from Archie, Stan Lee takes his ragtag team of superheroes through film cameos and Comic-Con where they face down a major villain and Todd McFarlane.

Being Grant Morrison: From "HAPPY!" To MorrisonCon & Beyond

Mon, July 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison is preparing to move into the next phase of his comics career, and the writer tells CBR the saccharine origins of his Image series "HAPPY!", the end of his monthly superhero work and his plans for Las Vegas' MorrisonCon.

EXCLUSIVE: The Villainous Ma-Ma of "DREDD 3D" Leaps From Big Screen To Comics

Fri, July 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The new villain torturing 2000AD's classic lead Judge Dredd in "DREDD 3D" makes her jump from screen to comics in August, and CBR has the exclusive first look at the digital release's cover.

CCI: Felicia Day On "The Guild," Geek & Sundry and "Dr. Horrible 2"

Thu, July 19th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The creator of the biggest web series in nerdom pipes up on her post-CCI plans as Felicia Day describes her hopes for Dark Horse motion comics wave 2, season 6 of "The Guild," more comic work and a return for "Dr. Horrible."

Dixon Claims His Piece of "Dark Knight Rises" Bane

Wed, July 18th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Co-creator of the amped up villain coming to Christopher Nolan's final Batman film Chuck Dixon speaks to his high expectations for the movie and his financial participation in Bane's character as DC speaks to creator contributions overall.

CCI: Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man Panel

Sun, July 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The wall-crawling superhero is celebrating his 50th anniversary at this year's Comic-Con International, and Marvel celebrates the Amazing Spider-Man with news including a "Minimum Carnage" event and "Punisher War Zone."

CCI: DC Comics Young Justice Panel

Sun, July 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The titanic teens of the DC Comics Universe get their San Diego spotlight as Scott Lobdell, Tony Bedard and more dig into "Teen Titans,""Blue Beetle" and the rest of the Young Justice line including new origins for Red Robin and Kid Flash.

CCI: Fantagraphics Teams With ComiXology For "Love & Rockets" Digital & More

Sat, July 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary alt comics series from Los Bros Hernandez will be the first digital release from Fantagraphics and comiXology as "Love & Rockets New Stories" launches to tablets for the book's 30th anniversary.

CCI First Look: Joe Casey's "Sex" And "The Bounce"

Sat, July 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The Man of Action writer and frequent creator-owned envelope pusher brings two new titles to Image, and CBR has a first look at the art for Joe Casey's "Sex" and "The Bounce."

CCI: DC Comics All Access OGNs

Sat, July 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A crossover of creators from J. Michael Straczynski to Anthony Bourdain team up to discuss DC Comic slate of original graphic novels at Comic-Con with new info on the in progress sequel to "Batman Earth One."

CCI: DC's The New Wave

Sat, July 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The four zero titles debuting in September from DC Comics get a spotlight at Comic-Con as Dan DiDio, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and more talk "Talon," "Phantom Stranger" and beyond with new news on Stephanie Brown in "Smallville."

CCI: DC's Justice League & Green Lantern Panel

Fri, July 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns and Jim Lee bring a wide slate of DC Comics creators and heroes in a Comic-Con lovefest for Justice League and Green Lantern, teasing more heroes in "Earth Two," new details on the Third Army, the future of Shazam! and more.

CCI: Ultimate Marvel Panel

Fri, July 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and "Ultimates" writer Sam Humphries team up to talk the "Divided We Fall" event and announce "Ultimate Comics Iron Man" from Nathan Edmondson.