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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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.

Garth Ennis Turns Children's Author on Kickstarter

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

Popular writer of mature readers comics from "Preacher" to "The Boys" Garth Ennis has taken to Kickstarter to fund a children's book, the evolutionary themed "ERF" drawn by Ricky Gervais collaborator Rob Steen.

Scott Allie On Making "Buffy" Bold

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

As "Season 9" of Joss Whedon's franchise continues, Buffy the Vampire Slayer tackles new emotions through her pregnancy, new villains with "zompires" and new mysteries surrounding Spike, Willow and the gang.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Reveals January Digital Rankings

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

On top of DC Comics' top ten performance in January's print sales, executives John Rood and Bob Wayne share with CBR the top ten digital comics for the month, cover criticisms of DC's success and update "The Shade's" status.

Gregg Hurwitz Swings Onto "Batman: The Dark Knight"

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

Novelist and TV writer Gregg Hurwitz is continuing his association with Batman beyond the world of the Penguin as he'll be taking the writing duties on DC Comics "Batman: The Dark Knight" from Paul Jenkins.

EXCLUSIVE: JMS Talks "Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan"

Wed, February 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In an exclusive first interview, J. Michael Straczynski tells CBR why "Before Watchmen" is a good idea with or without Alan Moore and how he views Dr. Manhattan. Plus, a first look at Adam Hughes' art for the project.

DC Comics To Publish "Before Watchmen" Prequels

Wed, February 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Azzarello, J. Michael Straczynski, original "Watchmen" editor Len Wein and colorist John Higgins and more team to tell more stories from the world of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons 1986 classic. UPDATED with Moore's reaction.

R.I.P. "Good Girl" Comics Artist Al Rio

Tue, January 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

News hit the Brazilian comics world today that longtime "Good Girl" artist Al Rio has taken his own life after a career that spanned many publishers and projects from "Gen13" to "Grimm Fairy Tales."

Gaiman & McFarlane Settle Suit on Medieval Spawn, Angela

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

After years of legal battles, judgments and fines, Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane have settled their long-running dispute over the Medieval Spawn and Angela characters they co-created in "Spawn" #9.

MORNING GLORY DAYS: A Killer Chick Named Zoe

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

Writer Nick Spencer is back on CBR to share new insights into the hit Image series "Morning Glories," delving into issues #14 and 15 with new info on the game of Woodrun, time paradoxes and a killer cheerleader named Zoe.

Yang & Pham "Level Up" Their Comics

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

The creators behind the acclaimed YA graphic novel "Level Up," Gene Yang and Thien Pham pit video games against medical school, discuss the secrets of Pac-Man and debate their own comics collaboration as well as Tiger Mother parenting.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Fialkov Takes "I, Vampire" To Gotham

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

The war that's been simmering in the pages of "I, Vampire" hits Batman's world in a big way as Joshua Fialkov tells THE BAT SIGNAL what the Dark Knight is ill-prepared for, how Justice League Dark will factor in and more.

Jeffrey Brown Brings "Save The Date" To Sundance

Mon, January 23rd, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

The cartoonist behind acclaimed autobiographical and satirical comics turns his talent to film, writing the screenplay for the wedding dramedy "Save The Date" starring Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie which debuts this week at Sundance.

UPDATED: DC Entertainment Unveils New "Secret Identity" Logo(s)

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

After a week of fan debate and controversy, DC Entertainment has officially unveiled its new logo, designed to adapt to various themes and mediums and set to debut on DC Comics' March issues. UPDATED with new art.

EXCLUSIVE: "America's Got Powers" Does Double Duty In April

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

The new Image series from Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch will ship both its first and second issue this April with variants from Dave Gibbons and Leinil Yu. CBR has the exclusive "America's Got Powers" scoop.

MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Spinning Off "Nemesis 2" & "Hit-Girl"

Thu, January 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

2012 holds sequels and prequels for some of Mark Millar's biggest hits as the writer shares a look at the next phase of uber-villain Nemesis and the secret history of Hit-Girl's final mission with loads of exclusive art.

MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Millar & Quitely Create "Jupiter's Children"

Wed, January 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The superhero epic Mark Millar calls "my Star Wars" has a name as superstar artist Frank Quitely shares the first image from "Jupiter's Children."

MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Inside "The Secret Service"

Tue, January 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar reveals the origins of cooking up the superspy story at the heart of Millarworld's "The Secret Service" with Matthew Vaughn as Dave Gibbons shows off color art from the project in a CBR exclusive.