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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Fraction, Bagley & Allred Official On "Fantastic Four"/"FF"

Thu, August 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The latest Marvel NOW! creative switch up sees writer Matt Fraction brings a new twist to "The Fantastic Four" with Mark Bagley while a second team consisting of Ant-Man, She-Hulk, Medussa and Miss Thing star in "FF" with Mike Allred.

Rob Liefeld Soldiers On With "Hawkman," "Grifter" & "Deathstroke"

Wed, August 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Rob Liefeld discusses the attraction in bringing WildStorm characters into the DCU, creating Hawkman's new Thanagar, revealing Deathstroke's new past and his next Image project.

Warner Bros. Reportedly Seeks Ben Affleck For "Justice League"

Wed, August 8th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

If DC Comics premier superteam ends up being the next big screen step for Warner Bros. Studios, then actor/director Ben Affleck may be at the helm to bring Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman together...but who would he play?

Mark Waid Readies "Thrillbent" Phase Two

Tue, August 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the successful launch of his own proof of concept digital series "Insufferable" well under way, Mark Waid prepares to open the floodgates to Top Cow's Pilot Season, new series, new creators and a planned mobile app.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Grant Morrison Builds On the Past for "Batman Incorporated"

Mon, August 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Just because "Batman Incorporated" ends with issue #12, Grant Morrison hasn't stopped tapping Bat History, with new reinventions of characters, new secrets and new storytelling tricks still in store.

"The Dark Knight" Sales Effect, Vertigo's Future & Digital Rankings

Mon, August 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' Bob Wayne and John Cunningham discuss July sales as "Before Watchmen" to "Batman: Earth One" perform strongly alongside "The Walking Dead's" major performance. Plus, an exclusive look at DC's top 20 digital titles.

Benito Cereno Crosses "The Tick" With "Madman"

Fri, August 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Continuing the 100th issue saga that started with Robert Kirkman's Invincible, writer Benito Cereno welcomes Mike Allred's Madman to "The Tick" while investigating the death of Arthur and musing on Ben Edlund's original comics.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Gregg Hurwitz Makes "The Dark Knight" A "Survivor"

Fri, August 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind the latest run of David Finch's "Batman: The Dark Knight" explores the psychological side of Bruce Wayne and the Scarecrow while prepping origin #0 issues and his new novel "The Survivor."

Ian Edginton Vamps Up "National Comics: Looker"

Thu, August 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest one-shot reinventing a DC character for the New 52, Ian Edginton takes former Outsider Looker to her vampiric supermodel heights in a story that's part business, part murder.

CBR TV @ CCI 2012: Andrew Chambliss & Christos Gage Prepare the End of "Buffy Season 9"

Thu, August 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writing duo behind the canonical continuation of Joss Whedon's slaying heroine, Andrew Chambliss and Christos Gage tell all on the impending end of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9" from Giles' past to Spike's future.

Marvel NOW! Brings Gillen & Land To "Iron Man"

Mon, July 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics is ready to roll out the next wave of their Marvel NOW! relaunch titles, and today the publisher teased a new start for "Invincible Iron Man" from creators Keiron Gillen and Greg Land.

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.

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