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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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.

Barnes & Noble Pulls 100 DC Graphic Novels

Fri, October 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In a response to DC's exclusive partnering with Amazon's Kindle Fire for titles like "Watchmen" and "The Sandman," Barnes & Noble has pulled the physical books from their store shelves as a protest. Updated with comment from DC.

Marvel Lays Off COO Jim Sokolowski

Thu, October 6th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The layoff of a very well-liked member of Marvel Comics' staff may be seen as the latest belt-tightening measure of a rough economy as the House of Ideas lets go COO Jim Sokolowski.

Scott Porter Suits Up As Cyclops In "X-Men" Anime

Wed, October 5th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

In the latest of G4's Marvel Comics anime adaptations, the "Friday Night Lights" and "Heart of Dixie" star tells CBR how he channels his inner fanboy to bring a tortured Cyclops to life in "X-Men."

Archie's Gay Wedding Plans for Kevin Keller

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics' next step for their much discussed new character sees gay Riverdale teen Kevin Keller walk down the aisle a war hero in the pages of "Life With Archie," and CBR has the inside story.

Higgins Revives "Deathstroke"

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Once again a lethal Terminator, the man known as Slade Wilson is upping his kill quotient in one of DC Comics New 52 series. Kyle Higgins explains the extreme action that drives the new "Deathstroke."

Wolverine Founds the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jason Aaron is making the media rounds to reveal new details about his post-"Schism" series that sees Wolverine lead an all-new mutant school as drawn by Chris Bachalo.

DC's New 52 Retailer Report: Week 3

Tue, September 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In a week when DC declared sellouts and bloggers decried certain content, retailers continued to move New 52 launches like "Batman," noting the challenge of matching books to fans in the longterm was yet to come.

Higgins Takes "Nightwing" Back To His Roots

Thu, September 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dick Grayson is back in his old identity and back on the beat in Gotham, but the former Batman has new challenges ahead as writer Kyle Higgins tells CBR what makes "Nightwing" tick.