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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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.

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.