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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Two Series, Two Missions For IDW's "Transformers"

Thu, October 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of the "Death of Optimus Prime," IDW's Transformers Universe sees the Autobots split leadership between Rodimus Prime and Bumblebee for two new ongoings: "More Than Meets The Eye" and "Robots In Disguise."

Bryan Cranston's Gordon Embodies "Batman: Year One"

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Emmy Award-winning star of "Breaking Bad" Bryan Cranston told CBR how taking on the role of Jim Gordon in Warner Animation's "Batman: Year One" rewired his thinking on comics and animation.

Marvel's Next Big Thing: "Venom Event"

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Rick Remender, Jeff Parker and Rob Williams team up for an all-new Marvel Comics crossover focusing on "Venom" with a new twist on the "New Fantastic Four" including Red Hulk, X-23 and Ghost Rider heading to Vegas for trouble.

EXCLUSIVE: Millar & Gibbons Unveil "The Secret Service"

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons show off the first art from their upcoming "The Secret Service" as Millar makes known his plans for a Millarworld blowout in 2012.

Robert Kirkman: Scream Award Winner

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

After a big weekend of high ratings for "The Walking Dead" TV show and a big presence at NYCC, Robert Kirkman gets a national spotlight for his comics tonight in Spike's Scream Awards as he prepares for back-to-back issue #100s.

Millar & Gibbons Prep Big Reveal

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The final announcement of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons long-awaited collaboration is on its way in this week's "Superior" #6 as the 2012 wave of creator-owned Millarworld titles ramps up. CBR has the first teaser.

NYCC BAT SIGNAL: Chip Kidd Writes "Batman: Death By Design"

Tue, October 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed designer of "Batman Animated" and "Bat-Manga!" turns to an OGN starring the Dark Knight as Chip Kidd shares with CBR the first details on "Batman: Death By Design" with Dave Taylor.

NYCC: Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

Sun, October 16th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Glen Berger and Roberto Aguire-Sacasa, the writers who reinvented the Spider-Man musical, discussed making the Broadway show more relatable with expanded roles for Green Goblin and Mary Jane amidst the wild stage effects.

NYCC: Marvel Studios "Avengers" Panel

Sat, October 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Studios unveiled new news and new footage of the hotly anticipated "Avengers" film at New York Comic Con with guests Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders and Clark Gregg.

NYCC: Marvel's Cup O' Joe

Sat, October 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A jam-packed version of Joe Quesada's panel saw plenty of Marvel news including a new movie-esque Avengers series from Brian Bendis and Mark Bagley, Jeph Loeb's resurrection of Sabertooth, "Dexter" comics and more!

NYCC: Marvel: Avengers: Shattered Heroes

Sat, October 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

A lineup of Marvel's Mightiest creators from Matt Fraction to Kieron Gillen to Chris Gage lead the latest round of news including an X-Man coming to the Avengers, Rick Remender on "Secret Avengers" and a return for the Runaways.

NYCC: Marvel's "Amazing Spider-Man" Panel

Fri, October 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As "Spider-Island" infests the NYC of the Marvel U, Marvel Comics brings the creators of the event and the entire Spider-Man line to New York Comic Con to announce "The Scarlet Spider" and more.

NYCC: Ultimate Comics Universe Reborn

Fri, October 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso leads a discussion on the recently reignited Ultimate Comics line from Donald Glover's influence on Miles Morales to the inner conflicts of the teens of "Ultimate X-Men" with new art and new teases.

NYCC: Jim McCann Launches Thriller "Mind The Gap" At Image

Fri, October 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

An attempted murder mystery starring an out of body amnesiac, "Mind The Gap" brings ongoing thrills from Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo and Sonia Oback. CBR has the first details on the new Image title.

NYCC: Brubaker & Phillips Bring "Fatale" To Image

Fri, October 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

An epic crime story that mixes the femme fatale archetype with the horrors of Lovecraft, "Fatale" is the incoming Image series Ed Brubaker promises will push the limits of he and Sean Phillips collaboration.

Inside the Red Circle with Archie's "New Crusaders"

Wed, October 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As the Red Circle superheroes return in an all-new digital format, CBR spoke with Archie Comics' "New Crusaders" brain trust and writer Ian Flynn about the launch, the stories and the future of all-ages superheroes.

Joe Hill: A Scream Nominee

Tue, October 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As he reaches to the finale of his acclaimed IDW series "Locke & Key," Joe Hill reflects on comics in the modern horror landscape, plots the end of book with Charles Dickens in mind and has hopes for the life of the well-received pilot.

Mike Mignola: A Scream Nominee

Mon, October 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With Spike TV's Annual Scream Awards just around the corner, CBR presents the first of a series of chats with nominated creators as "Hellboy's" Mike Mignola talks returning to the drawing board for "Hellboy In Hell."

Wonder Woman's New Origin: Daughter of Who?

Mon, October 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

As part of Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang's 100K-selling reinvention, Wonder Woman will see a significant change to her parentage amid her bloody battles with the gods.

Andy Kubert To "Action Comics" In January

Sun, October 9th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Superstar artist Andy Kubert will follow up DC's recent "Flashpoint" event with a two-issue stint on writer Grant Morrison's origin-minded "Action Comics" drawing Superman's adventures in between arcs by Rags Morales.