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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Jon Goldwater Talks "Archie Meets Glee"

Mon, July 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The hit Fox TV show starring the singing students of McKinley High will dance their way into the pages of Archie Comics this fall, and CEO Jon Goldwater tells CBR how the company signed Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to write.

CCI EXCLUSIVE: Mignola Preps "Hellboy In Hell" For December

Mon, July 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The first 4-issue series of Hellboy's life after death places him on a new path as a wanderer in Mike Mignola's ideal fantasy land. The artist discusses cutting loose artistically, reviving old foes and just being himself.

Alex Ross Revs Up "Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt"

Fri, July 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed artist Alex Ross opens up to CBR News about "Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt," his new Dynamite Entertainment series based on Peter Morisi's classic Charlton action hero.

Tony Daniel Joins "Justice League" For Two Issues

Fri, July 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

After announcing his departure from "Detective Comics," artist Tony Daniel will reteam with Geoff Johns for two issue's of DC's best-selling "Justice League" focusing on the Cheetah.

CREATORS ON CREATOR-OWNED: Kirkman, Millar & Niles

Thu, July 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR is proud to present a new ongoing series of roundtable discussions on creator-owned comics, starting with modern masters Robert Kirkman, Mark Millar and Steve Niles talking rights, responsibilities, Hollywood and more.

Hickman & Epting's "New Avengers" Quietly Joins Marvel NOW Relaunch

Thu, July 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Another title has been added to the ranks of Marvel's incoming Marvel NOW relaunch, the reborn "New Avengers" by Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting.

"Chew's" John Layman Takes A Bite Out Of DC's "Detective Comics"

Thu, July 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Chew" writer and co-creator John Layman has been announced as the new regular writer of DC Comics' "Detective Comics" as of issue #13, joining artist Jay Fabok on the Batman title recently vacated by Tony Daniel.

"Amazing Spider-Man" Breaks Tuesday Box Office Records At $35 Million

Wed, July 4th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

A mid-week July 4th has helped Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" break a Tuesday opening record previously held by "Transformers" with a $35 million domestic first day take.

"Iron Man 3" Concept Art Highlights "Extremis" Ties

Tue, July 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Iron Man 3" concept art from Marvel Studios mainstay Ryan Meinerding highlights Tony Stark's ability to become a hero without the aid of technological tricks, drawing the film closer in line to Warren Ellis' "Extremis."

Marvel NOW! Relaunches The Marvel U

Tue, July 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics gets aggressive with their post-AvX relaunch as "Marvel NOW" introduces five months of new series debuts, the return of the original X-Men, redesigned heroes and more. UPDATED with new info from Axel Alonso and more.

"Morning Glories" Welcomes The "Truants" In Issue #21

Tue, July 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma and Rodin Esquejo's hit Image series enters a new phase with some new, deadly students as Image Comics reveals the academy kids who will drive the book into its first season finale.

Tony Daniel Wraps "Detective" Run, But Who Follows?

Fri, June 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writer/artist Tony Daniel has announced to fans that his run with Batman will end with "Detective Comics" #0, leaving fans to wonder where he'll go next and who will step up to fill his shoes.

EXCLUSIVE: "New Crusaders" Recruits Artist Alitha Martinez

Fri, June 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ahead of their CCI print debut, Archie's "New Crusaders" welcome former "Iron Man" and "Batgirl" artist Alitha Martinez as regular penciler to bring definition to the series action-oriented world of the nascent heroes.

Millar Spins Red Mist's Origin In "Hit-Girl"

Thu, June 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With its first issue in stores now, Mark Millar explains how his and John Romita, Jr.'s "Hit-Girl" will run solo from "Kick-Ass 2" in comics and film while filling in fans on the secret origin of Red Mist.

Napton Revives Frazetta's "Thun'da"

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A modern jungle lord placed in a prehistoric world, Frank Frazetta's classic hero "Thun'da" returns in August, and Robert Napton explains how the master's first story impacts the Dynamite revival.

Justin Jordan Forms DC's "Team 7"

Wed, June 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Characters from Dinah Lance to Amanda Waller to John Lynch cross paths in DC Comics' black ops superhero series "Team 7," and writer Justin Jordan promises an old school WildStorm feel for the New 52's latest recruits.

James Marsden To Star in BOOM!'s "Two Guns"

Tue, June 26th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Actor James Marsden, known for his turns in "X-Men" and "Superman Returns," has signed on for a modern crime adaptation of the BOOM! Studios title by Steven Grant and Mat Santolouco alongside Mark Whalberg and Denzel Washington.

Marvel & Mayor Michael Bloomberg Promote NYC's Marriage Opportunities

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's much discussed same-sex wedding in "Astonishing X-Men" crossed paths with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week, both on and off the page as the politician and publisher promoted marriage equality.

"Powers" On FX Lives, Not Derailed By AMC's "Thief of Thieves"

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

TV writer Chic Eglee has announced that his involvement with AMC's adaptation of Robert Kirkman's "Thief of Thieves" does not mean "Powers" on FX is dead, saying the superhero police drama is still moving forward.

Valiant Execs Stand By "X-O" Sales Numbers

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a massive roundtable interview, Valiant Entertainment execs talk about high sales for "X-O Manowar" #1 revealing the true first printing number, explaining their full marketing plans and share exclusive art.