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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Will Wedding Bells Chime For Liu's "Astonishing X-Men?"

Thu, March 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a new teaser released by Marvel, it looks as though a wedding isn't far off for Marjorie Liu's run on "Astonishing X-Men," but who, from Gambit to Northstar, might be tying the knot?

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Time Traveling Daddy Issues

Tue, March 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This month, Nick Spencer takes readers of his Image series "Morning Glories" on a twisting time travel path as issue #16 sees Casey confront her dead father and Ms. Hodge play God in some unexpected ways.

R.I.P. Golden Age "Batman" Artist Sheldon Moldoff

Mon, March 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

From the early days of the Golden Age working on "Action Comics" #1 and Hawkman through his years fleshing out the world of Batman with original creations like Poison Ivy and Mister Freeze, the late Sheldon Moldoff left his mark on comics.

CLiNT WEEK: Comedian Frankie Boyle Rocks "Rex Royd"

Fri, March 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The story of one billionaire scientist fighting against an iconic superhero gets twisted beyond belief as comedian Frankie Boyle spins Biblical murder, cosmic antibodies and holographic basketball into the "CLiNT" strip "Rex Royd."

DC Comics Celebrates The Life of Jerry Robinson

Thu, March 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, industry pros and fans from DC Comics and beyond gathered in New York to celebrate the life and work of Jerry Robinson. CBR News was on hand to hear from Neal Adams, Irwin Hasen, Michael Uslan and more.

Landau, Gage & Allie Discuss "Drusilla"

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

Juliet Landau, star and writer behind "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" villain Drusilla explains the mysteries driving the five issue mini-series in June with "Angel & Faith's" Christos Gage and editor Scott Allie. Plus, exclusive art.

CLiNT WEEK: Supercharged STDs Lead To "Death Sentence"

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

Newcomer talents Monty Nero and Mike Dowling explain the ins and outs of their incoming "CLiNT comic "Death Sentence" from the idea of an STD that give you superpowers to being discovered by Mark Millar at Kapow! Con.

CLiNT WEEK: Mark Millar Readies Phase 2

Tue, February 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The creator behind "Kick-Ass," "Superior" and more, Mark Millar kicks up the comics content of his monthly magazine "CLiNT" with a relaunch set to draw new readers into comic shops with new serials, characters and violnce.

Behind Buffy Season 9: "Angel & Faith" Welcome Drusilla

Tue, February 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Chris Gage and Editor Scott Allie stop by to reveal the secrets of the "Daddy Issues" arc from Giles' history before the Ripper to Drusilla's new plan and beyond with an exclusive look at the cover to issue #10.

IMAGE EXPO EXCL: Spencer & Rossmo Explore The Insanity of "Bedlam"

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

The creators behind "Morning Glories" and "Green Wake" team up for a new Image ongoing launching at Halloween as Nick Spencer tells CBR about his rust belt supervillain psychodrama "Bedlam."

Introducing Archie's "New Crusaders": The Shield

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

In the first of a series on Archie's digital-first "New Crusaders," we explore the origins, powers and outlook of the original patriotic hero The Shield, reborn under the guidance of writer Ian Flynn and the Red Circle brain trust.

CHEW ON THIS: Batter Up & Buttercup

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

"Chew" writer John Layman is back on CBR to discuss the most recent, most brutal chapter of the "Major League Chew" arc, from Tony's captive torture to Colby's new Lion partner Buttercup and more.

Howard Chaykin on the Art of "The Shadow"

Mon, February 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With a new printing of his character redefining "The Shadow: Blood & Judgment" coming from Dynamite, Howard Chaykin looks back on the series, staying contemporary, and "The Art of Howard Chaykin."

R.I.P. Western, War & Humor Comics Icon John Severin

Tue, February 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary comic book artist John Severin, known for his mastery in a wide variety of genres from War to Western to Humor, has died at the age of 90.

THE OWL SIGNAL: Snyder, Capullo & Marts On "Batman's" New Event

Mon, February 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the first part of a week-long exploration of the first crossover event of the New 52, the "Batman" creative team of Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and editor Mike Marts reveals the secret origins of "Night of the Owls."

Tony Moore Claims "Deception" In "Walking Dead" Contracts

Sun, February 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

After his lawsuit against former collaborator Robert Kirkman made waves in comics and Hollywood, Tony Moore gives his side of "The Walking Dead" rights battle to CBR, saying that the courts will reveal the truth of the comics creation.

Friedrich Ordered To Pay Marvel $17K Over "Ghost Rider"

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

In a summary judgement in favor of Marvel, "Ghost Rider" creator Gary Friedrich has been ordered to pay $17K over profits from related convention sales and to cease promoting himself in relation to to the character.

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Publisher Dan Buckley On Sales, Pricing, DC & More

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

In part one of an exclusive two-part interview, Marvel Publisher Dan Buckley discusses the company's sales performance in 2011, takes January competition from DC head on, engages questions of pricing, double shipping and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Millar Pictures "Kindergarten Heroes"

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

The writer behind "Kick-Ass" and "Wanted" is taking his turn at kids books as Mark Millar teams with artist Curtis Tiegs for "Kindergarten Heroes," an early reader picture book focusing on super powered toddlers.

Scott Snyder Reintroduces Mr. Freeze In "Batman Annual" #1

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

In the next phase of the New 52 from DC Comics, the relaunch of the publisher's Annuals reintroduces Mr. Freeze with "Batman Annual" #1 by Scott Snyder and Jay Fabok.