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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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.

Millar Draws A Line On Digital Distribution

Wed, November 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the release of his latest "Kick-Ass" issue today, Mark Millar is taking a stance against day and date digital comics, and he tells CBR why print first is better for comics and retailers and how the series brings back Hit-Girl.

Taking Stock of Marvel's Monthly Line

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After a wave of cancellations and changes, CBR News looks at Marvel Comics' monthly lineup as it enters 2012, examining why the cancelled titles were cut to what strategies will shape the future of the Marvel U.

DC & Amazon Deal In Digital And Print

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As DC Comics' offering of digital trades and graphic novels goes live on Kindle Fire, Hank Kanalz explains the benefits of sticking with online giant Amazon from pricing to cross-promotion and what could come next.

Lobdell Builds Up Gay Teen With "Titans" Bunker

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the much discussed, more flamboyant gay teen superhero Bunker debuting this week in DC Comics "Teen Titans" #3, writer Scott Lobdell discusses the metaphorical underpinnings of a series that turns young heroes into outlaws.

Batgirl Joins "Birds of Prey" Full Time

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In next month's "Birds of Prey" #4, former Oracle Barbara Gordon will return to the team he helped start as Duane Swierczynski makes cloak and dagger plans for Batgirl and the rest of the on the run cast.

IDW Unleashes "Infestation 2"

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

IDW CCO Chris Ryall leads a call on the return of "Infestation" – the crossover heavy event whose second installment features Transformers, Ninja Turtles, GI Joe and more battling it out against invading monsters straight out of Lovercraft.

Dwayne McDuffie Honored By WGA Animation Caucus

Thu, November 17th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The late writer of animated projects from "Static Shock" to the upcoming "Justice League: Doom" will be posthumously recognized with a special Lifetime Achievement Award from the Writer's Guild of America West's Animation Caucus.