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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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.


Wed, June 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Morning Glories" writer Nick Spencer returns to discuss the shot heard round the Academy as the surprising finale of the book's "P.E." arc leads to more mysteries for Hunter but also more revelations as the fourth arc approaches.

CAKE Brings An Alt Comics Show To Chicago At Last

Tue, June 19th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In its first year, the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo brought acclaimed local talent from Jeffrey Brown to Lilli Carré and more for a festival built on community and looking to expand national art comics events beyond the coasts.

Steve Blum Gives Voice To "Ultimate Spider-Man's" Wolverine

Tue, June 19th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Veteran voice actor and longtime Wolverine star brings his unique growl to Marvel's "Ultimate Spider-Man" series as Steve Blum tells CBR what it was like to mix it up with Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Fury.

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.