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 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.

CBR TV @ C2E2 2012: Anne Rice on "The Wolf Gift," Jesus Christ

Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Best-selling author Anne Rice spoke with CBR TV about her upcoming werewolf novel "The Wolf Gift," her relationship with Christianity and the upcoming movie adaptation of "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Marvel's "Civil War" Novel

Mon, May 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In an exclusive excerpt, writer Stuart Moore offers up a new prose take on the best-selling "Civil War" comic as first-time Avenger Spider-Man sees the devastation in Stamford, CT and weighs life as a single superhero.

CBR TV @ C2E2 2012: Dan Slott's "Amazing" Spider-Man Plans

Mon, May 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott discusses all things "Amazing Spider-Man" with CBR TV, from Spidey's new found penchant for variety in his wardrobe to traveling to the "Ends of the Earth" to battle Doc Ock's sinister plans and the big issue #700!

Stan Lee Assembles His "Mighty 7"

Wed, May 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a new venture from POW! Entertainment and Archie Comics, legendary writer Stan Lee pokes fun at himself via the "reality comic book" series "Stan Lee's Mighty 7," and he says personality, collaborators and villains all impact the comic.

Behind Buffy Season 9: Two Buffys Come "Apart"

Wed, May 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" editor and co-writer Scott Allie returns to take readers inside the latest arc of Joss Whedon's "Season 9" as Buffy confronts two possible lives amid kidnapping plots and zompire outbreaks.

EXCLUSIVE: Guardians of the Galaxy Return In "Avengers Assemble"

Tue, May 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics cosmic superteam the Guardians of the Galaxy returns in the pages of Brian Bendis and Mark Bagley's Avengers movie-inspired comic. Tom Brevoort tells CBR how its all part of the plan.

Fridolfs, Nguyen & Krul Take Justice League & Superman "Beyond"

Tue, May 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Continuing CBR's look inside DC's "Batman Beyond Unlimited," Derek Fridolfs & Dustin Nguyen dish on Kobra and the New Gods in "Justice League Beyond" while JT Krul teases "Superman Beyond" vs. Lex Luthor's daughter.

DC's "Beyond" Team Takes Batman To The Digital Future

Fri, May 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' digital-first comics continue to chart the DCU's future, and Adam Beechen leads part one of a roundtable interview on "Batman Beyond Unlimited" speaking about 10,000 Jokers,Tim Drake and cyberpunk surprises.

John Romita, Jr. Makes His "Hit-Girl"

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The artist of Marvel's chart-topping "Avengers Vs. X-Men" sets his sight on a return to "Kick-Ass" spitfire Hit-Girl in a new solo series that lets him switch up his style and focus beyond Hollywood.

Marvel's Next Big Thing: Remender & Bunn on "Venom"

Thu, May 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn steps into the role of "Venom" writer full time, and he and Rick Remender talked up the next phase of Flash Thompson's life from the Savage Six to the Monsters of Evil and more.

Marvel Dismisses Digital & Marketing SVP John Dokes

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest loss to Marvel's New York staff, the publisher has let go SVP of Integrated Sales and Marketing, Publishing and Digital Media John Dokes, whose Sunday giveaways at the Marvel booth made him a con mainstay.

Mark Millar Makes A Star of "Hit-Girl"

Wed, May 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the solo debut of Kick-Ass' foul-mouth hero just around the corner from Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., the writer tells how "Hit-Girl" is a more emotional character study. Plus, an exclusive look at Phil Noto's issue #1 variant.

Ed Brubaker Takes "Fatale" Beyond Cult Status

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With their latest creator-owned series "Fatale," Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have a breakout hit for Image, and the writer tells CBR how influences from "V For Vendetta" to "Game of Thrones" helped build his noir-ish Lovecraftian tale.

EXCLUSIVE: DC's Wayne & Cunningham On Sales, Digital Rankings & Readership

Tue, May 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC execs Bob Wayne & John Cunningham discuss April sales charts, New 52 demographics and anniversary plans, summer events, & digital firsts informed by our exclusive sales rankings.


Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Robert Venditti takes readers inside the action of Valiant's reborn superpowered Visigoth warrior, explaining how he and Cary Nord teamed to create "X-O Manowar" #1 from legendary historical battles to the secrets of alien invasions.

Jim Davis Talks "Garfield's" Comic Book Life

Fri, May 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With a new monthly series on shelves this week, internationally renowned cartoonist Jim Davis talks all things "Garfield," from the jump to comic books, the modern cartoonist, and "Garfied: The Muscial."

Andi Watson Unlocks A New "Skeleton Key"

Thu, May 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As Dark Horse releases a new "Skeleton Key" one-shot, cartoonist Andi Watson explains why he returns to the fantasy comic again and again for its fox spirits, New Wave ghouls, secret museums and quirky story turns.