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

Showing results 1288-1307 of 2009

Wacker Redefines Marvel Adventures

Thu, February 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The newly appointed gatekeeper for Marvel Comics focused on attracting younger readers, Steve Wacker spoke with CBR News about the joys of done-in-one stories and his search for the next Rob Liefeld.

Could "kaboom!" Blow Up In Court?

Thu, February 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

One obstacle that may lie in the way of BOOM! Studios relaunch of their kids comic line as kaboom! Comics is Rob Liefeld's trademark on "Kaboom," a teen superhero series he published through Awesome Entertainment.

Milestone Creator Dwayne McDuffie has Died

Tue, February 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dwayne McDuffie, the acclaimed writer behind Milestone superheroes including "Static Shock" has passed away suddenly, just a day after the premier of his latest project, DC's "All Star Superman" DVD. [UPDATED 1:25 PM PST]

Shane Black Finalizes "Iron Man 3" Deal?

Thu, February 17th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Yesterday's rumor looks to step up to today's headline as the "Lethal Weapon" creator and "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" director Shane Black is reportedly in final negiciation's to direct Marvel "Iron Man 3" for pal Robert Downey Jr.

"Cars" Creative Team On Marvel's Pixar Move

Thu, February 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Alan J. Porter and Allen Gladfelter, the creators beind the BOOM! comics soon to be reprinted in Marvel's Pixar magazine, talk about hearing the news online and how they'd like to move forward if possible.

Baltazar & Franco Assemble "Young Justice"

Thu, February 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The one-two "Tiny Titans" team of Art Baltazar & Franco age up for the tie-in series for Cartoon Network's "Young Justice" while keeping younger readers engaged with a new series of "Super-Pets" picture books.

Aguirre-Sacasa Tapped For Spidey Broadway Rewrite?

Wed, February 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning comic scribe and playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is reportedly stepping in to stage a rewrite of the beleaguered Broadway production "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" which has taken a critical beating.

BOOM! Responds To Marvel's Pixar Pickup

Wed, February 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The time for comics based on Disney/Pixar films is over for BOOM! Studios, but other popular properties from the Disney catalog from Darkwing Duck to Mickey Mouse will stay put for now as Publisher Ross Richie explains.


Wed, February 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The editor of the Batman comics line, Mike Marts swings by THE BAT SIGNAL to explain how the worlds of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson will collide while the creators of Gotham City draw the wide-ranging cast closer together.

Marvel's Next Big Thing: Alpha Flight

Tue, February 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has acquiesced to the call of fans for the return of the publisher's original Canadian superteam as a new "Alpha Flight" series is on the way by "Chaos War" writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with art by Dale Eaglesham.

R.I.P. Joanne Siegel

Mon, February 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The wife of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and inspiration for Lois Lane passed away at 93, leaving a legacy of tenaciously fighting for her husband's rights to the Man of Steel as remembered by author Brad Meltzer.

"Smallville" Welcomes "Superboy"

Mon, February 14th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Another face familiar to fans of the DC Universe will make its way onto The CW's decade-long Superman drama as producers have confirmed Connor Kent will enter the story in advance of Michael Rosenbaum's Lex Luthor.

Marvel: Killing Fewer Characters Than Previously Thought

Sat, February 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After news of a character death each quarter made the rounds from ComicsPRO, CBR has the straight word on Marvel's morbid moves from SVP of Sales David Gabriel.

Dynamite Releases "Kirby: Genesis" Details

Fri, February 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Kirby: Genesis," the universe-launching series based on Jack Kirby's creator-owned characters, kicks off in May with a $1 #0 issue and finished art by Jack Herbert over Alex Ross layouts and a Kurt Busiek script.

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: Eddie Berganza, Pt. 1

Thu, February 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics newly minted Executive Editor explains how the "Reign of Doomsday" story grew from the initial pitch to a full DC Universe event while sharing James Robinson's JLA ambitions and an exclusive Dan Jurgens variant.

DC Wraps Day of "Flashpoint" News With Ring Promo

Thu, February 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After revealing new info about the upcoming "Flashpoint" event as well as "Green Lantern" film tie-ins and a new Batman OGN, DC Comics has announced a follow up program to their popular ring promo.

Top Cow And 2K Announce "Darkness II" Game

Tue, February 8th, 2011 | Category: Video Games

Continuing the story launched in the 2007 hit video game, Top Cow Entertainment is again partnering with 2K Games for the Paul Jenkins penned "The Darkness II" set to debut this fall.

Cobie Smulders Almost An Avenger

Tue, February 8th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The reports have hit that the "How I Met Your Mother" star is in final negotiations to play Samuel L. Jackson's right hand woman in Joss Whedon's incoming "Avengers" film which begins filming in spring.

"Chew" Goes Scratch N' Sniff For San Diego

Thu, February 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman and Rob Guillory's delectable Image Comics series will get an interactive twist come July as the pair announce Scratch N' Sniff variant cover for sale at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego.


Wed, February 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio stops by CBR News to talk writing "Outsiders" as it runs into the Eradicator-crushing "Reign of Doomsday" event. Plus, an exclusive first look at Batman's return to the team!