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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BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: The End of the Affair

Mon, June 18th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Buffy & Spike's relationship hits its final dead end as the epic story of a pregnancy scare, an abortion choice and a robot double wraps with Scott Allie revealing new secrets from "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9."

EXCLUSIVE: Archie's "New Crusaders" Debut Print Editions At CCI

Fri, June 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at the variant covers for "New Crusaders" #1, debuting at Comic-Con International in San Diego and bringing the digital series to print for the first time.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Snyder On "Batman" #10's Big Reveal

Wed, June 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The villain behind the scenes of "Night of the Owls" is revealed in "Batman" #10, and Scott Snyder explains how he and Greg Capullo created the threat from the ground up and why the move changes the Dark Knight forever.

Steve Darnall Reveals Dynamite & Alex Ross' Plans For "Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt"

Wed, June 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Morisi's original Charlton Action Hero is coming back from Dynamite, and Alex Ross collaborator Steve Darnall reveals their plans to update "Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt" and the undue influence of Ozymandias.

Jim Krueger Laces Up New "Foot Soldiers"

Tue, June 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind superhero hits like "Earth X" and "Justice" discusses his recent return to creator-owned work at Image as Jim Krueger reveals how "Foot Soldiers" is back not just as a reprint but soon as new apocalyptic adventures.

EXCLUSIVE: Hardman & Bechko Take Classic "Planet of the Apes" Ongoing

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writers of BOOM!'s "movie era" "Planet of the Apes" comics go monthly in September, and Gabriel Hardman and Corrinna Bechko discuss getting their stinking paws on the world with Alex Ross in tow.

EXCLUSIVE: DC's Digital Rankings Lead May Sales Discussion

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Bob Wayne and John Cunningham discuss the surprises held in the May sales numbers for print and digital, "Animal Man's" hit status, the grand scheme of digital comics and Zero Month planning.

UPDATED: AvX Stands Tall, "Batman Inc" Opens Big In May Sales Rankings

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's mega AvX event grew in its performance while DC's "Batman Inc." debuted as a top ten finisher in the May, 2012 sales rankings with orders topping 100K. UPDATED with the Top 300 Comics rankings.

DiDio Reveals New 52 Zero-Issues in Sept. Plus Four New Series

Fri, June 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics celebrates one year of the New 52 in September with "Zero Month," featuring origin #0 issues & new series starring the Phantom Stranger, Amethyst, Team Seven & "Night of the Owls" spinoff "Talon," Dan DiDio tells CBR.

Jerwa Does Double Duty With "Pantha" & "Vampirella"

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Two of the horror comic pinup girls of the '70s continue their revival at Dynamite under the watch of Brandon Jerwa who promises weirdo superheroes in "Pantha" and major twists for "Vampirella."

EXCLUSIVE: Snyder Welcomes Becky Cloonan To "Batman" #12

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

For a special one-shot coda to "Night of the Owls," writer Scott Snyder taps fan favorite artist Becky Cloonan to draw an electrifying story that will introduce a major new player to the cast of Gotham City characters in "Batman" #12.

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Fully Physically Educated

Wed, June 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Before today's "P. E." finale, catch up with Nick Spencer's thoughts on the deadly "Morning Glories" arc from what terrors can make Ike a believer to the tricky nature of Jun's new romance and more.

Alan Scott: From Golden Ager To Iconic Gay Green Lantern

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics newest gay hero has been grabbing headlines, but Alan Scott's long journey to iconic status has many twists and turns from Mart Nodell's original mystic engineer to his relationship with his gay son Obsidian.

James Robinson Talks Alan Scott, DC's Gay Green Lantern

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

After hints of an iconic coming out, DC and James Robinson reveal original Green Lantern Alan Scott will be written as a gay hero in the pages of "Earth 2," as the writer shares word of GL's family history and future romance.

CBR TV: Seeley & Norton Discuss Their "Revival"

Wed, May 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Tim Seeley and Mike Norton discuss their upcoming small town horror Image comic "Revival," its different take on the undead and their solo projects, including Seeley's "Ex Sanguine" and Norton's "Battlepug."

EXCLUSIVE: Inside "Astonishing X-Men's" Northstar Proposal

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Perkins and Marjorie Liu give readers a glimpse inside the most talked about moment of the week with alternate takes on Northstar's proposal to Kyle leading to the buzzed about wedding in "Astonishing X-Men" #51.

CBR TV: Bermejo On "Before Watchmen: Rorschach"

Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Lee Bermejo discusses his and Brian Azzarello's "Before Watchmen: Rorschach," from the challenge of telling a story where the lead character's ending is already known to the controversy surrounding the project.

Marvel Capitalizes On Gay Wedding Interest With "Astonishing" Variant

Thu, May 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A new variant for "Astonishing X-Men" #51 presents the wedding of Northstar and Kyle by Marko Djurdjevic as Marvel Comics takes its promotion to the general public.

Rob Liefeld Takes Aim At "Youngblood" #71

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Rob Liefeld explains why he couldn't stay away from his original Image creation as he teams with "Black Swan" writer John McLaughlin and artist Jon Malin for a twisted team in "Youngblood" #71.

Mignola Transforms The Vampires of "B.P.R.D."

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As part of a new slate of comics from the "B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth" setting, Mike Mignola is tapping new writers, artists and ideas to bring vampires close to Hellboy in "The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell" while eying Abe Sapien.

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